Taxes

  1. Tax-Free Savings Accounts And Instruments

    Tax-Free Savings Accounts And Instruments

    There aren't many places where you can save your money tax free, but there are a few. Check out these savings accounts and ...
  2. Estate Planning: 16 Things To Do Before You Die

    Estate Planning: 16 Things To Do Before You Die

    Find out what you need to prepare to avoid serious estate planning mistakes.
  3. Tax Tips For The Individual Investor

    Tax Tips For The Individual Investor

    We give you seven guidelines to help you keep more of your money in your pocket.
  4. How do I find out what my tax bracket is?

    How do I find out what my tax bracket is?

    Learn the information you need to determine what your tax bracket is.
  5. Filling Out The W-9 Form

    Filling Out The W-9 Form

    Freelancers and independent contractors have to give a W-9 to their clients – and you might need to provide one for other ...
  6. The Purpose Of The W-9 Form

    The Purpose Of The W-9 Form

    The W-9 form provides key data your clients need if you're an independent contractor. Just be sure you're not really an employee ...
  7. What's the difference between a tax rate and a tax bracket?

    What's the difference between a tax rate and a tax bracket?

    These two terms are often incorrectly used interchangeably. Find out the difference between your tax rate and your tax bracket. ...
  8. What’s the difference between IRS Forms 1040 and 1040EZ?

    What’s the difference between IRS Forms 1040 and 1040EZ?

    Though very similar, the differences between the 1040 and 1040EZ Forms are significant when it comes to filing your tax return. ...
  9. Last-Minute Strategies To Help Pay For College

    Last-Minute Strategies To Help Pay For College

    Find out what to do when your kid is ready for higher education, but you aren't.
  10. How To Appeal Your IRS Audit

    How To Appeal Your IRS Audit

    The auditor's review isn't always the last word. Many taxpayers who are audited can successfully appeal their audits and ...
  11. The Purpose Of 1099 Forms

    The Purpose Of 1099 Forms

    The need for 1099 forms and why you must track the income reported on them. If you don't, the IRS will find it anyway and ...
  12. Filling Out 1099 Forms

    Filling Out 1099 Forms

    There are many different 1099 forms for different types of non-employee compensation. We explain the differences among them, ...
  13. Cut Your Tax Bill With Donor-Advised Funds

    Cut Your Tax Bill With Donor-Advised Funds

    Beat the tax man come April 15 by investing in a charity-friendly fund.
  14. Can I use IRS Form 1040EZ to file my tax return?

    Can I use IRS Form 1040EZ to file my tax return?

    IRS Form 1040EZ is the simplest form for filing your taxes, but you must meet certain qualifications to use it.
  15. When do I need to fill out an IRS Schedule H form?

    When do I need to fill out an IRS Schedule H form?

    Learn what factors would require you to file a Schedule H Form with the IRS.
  16. When do I need to file an IRS Schedule F form?

    When do I need to file an IRS Schedule F form?

    If you are a farmer, your farming business may require you to file a Schedule F with the IRS.
  17. What is IRS Form W-2 used for?

    What is IRS Form W-2 used for?

    Any employer who pays an employee $600 or more for the year, including noncash forms of remuneration, must file a form W-2 ...
  18. What are the advantages of paying your taxes with the Electronic Federal Tax Payment ...

    What are the advantages of paying your taxes with the Electronic Federal Tax Payment ...

    The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) is a free tax payment service offered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury ...
  19. Why is there a cap on the Federal Insurance Contribution (FICA) tax?

    Why is there a cap on the Federal Insurance Contribution (FICA) tax?

    Find out the history behind the the controversial FICA cap on wages.
  20. When would I have to fill out a Schedule D IRS form?

    When would I have to fill out a Schedule D IRS form?

    In general, taxpayers who have short-term capital gains, short-term capital losses, long-term capital gains or long-term ...
  21. How to Pick a Charity

    How to Pick a Charity

    The increasing number of charitable organizations mean the competition is fierce for your charitable dollars. Use these tips ...
  22. What are the dangers of using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)?

    What are the dangers of using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)?

    The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) is a convenient way to file your taxes, but you need to be aware of some ...
  23. Who needs to fill out IRS Form Schedule B?

    Who needs to fill out IRS Form Schedule B?

    If you have several investments, there's a good chance you'll need to fill out a IRS Form Schedule B.
  24. When would I need to use IRS Form 1040X when filing my tax return?

    When would I need to use IRS Form 1040X when filing my tax return?

    If you've made a mistake on your tax return, you'll need to file a Form 1040X. Learn the details of what you need to do.
  25. Will I pay taxes on my Social Security payouts?

    Will I pay taxes on my Social Security payouts?

    Find out if you're one of the people who has to pay federal income taxes on the Social Security benefit you receive.
  26. How do I determine what to pay in taxes if my employer doesn't withhold payroll taxes?

    How do I determine what to pay in taxes if my employer doesn't withhold payroll taxes?

    If your employer doesn't withhold payroll taxes, you'll need to know these points to know how much to pay in income tax. ...
  27. Can filing taxes with Form 1040EZ cost me money?

    Can filing taxes with Form 1040EZ cost me money?

    Filing your taxes with Form 1040EZ may simplify the process, but it could also reduce the refund you're eligible to receive.
  28. Can I deduct my Individual Retirement Account (IRA) contribution on my tax return?

    Can I deduct my Individual Retirement Account (IRA) contribution on my tax return?

    Whether you can deduct IRA contributions on your tax return depends on the type of IRA you have, your participation in an ...
  29. What unforeseen circumstances affect what I'll pay in capital gains taxes?

    What unforeseen circumstances affect what I'll pay in capital gains taxes?

    The IRS has outlined some unique circumstances that could qualify you for a reduced capital gains tax exclusion.
  30. Can I contribute to a Roth IRA and still participate in my employer-sponsored retirement ...

    Can I contribute to a Roth IRA and still participate in my employer-sponsored retirement ...

    Find out the rules and limits on contributing to both a Roth IRA and employer-sponsored retirement plan.
  31. Who's required to fill out a Schedule C IRS form?

    Find out if you're required to use a IRS Schedule C form when completing your tax return this year.
  32. Can I take money out of my Individual Retirement Account (IRA) while working?

    Can I take money out of my IRA plan if I'm still working? Yes, you can take money out of your IRA plan if you’re ...
  33. The Purpose Of The IRS W-4 Form

    The Purpose Of The IRS W-4 Form

    Why do you need to fill out a W-4 form and what does the IRS do with it?
  34. Filling Out Your W-4 Form

    Filling Out Your W-4 Form

    Your step-by-step guide to making sure your employer reports your tax withholding correctly to the IRS from your first day ...
  35. What are the benefits of splitting my tax refund?

    If you receive a refund when you file your tax return, there are some convenient options you can take advantage of.
  36. How do I get a split tax refund?

    You don't have to receive your tax refund in a lump sum. Learn the options you have for splitting the money the IRS owes ...
  37. How do I know whether to itemize deductions or take the standard deduction?

    Taking the standard deduction is the easiest and most common method chosen by filers, but many taxpayers may wind up paying ...
  38. How To Plan For The Charitable Giving Boom

    How To Plan For The Charitable Giving Boom

    Of the $58 trillion that will be passed over the next several decades, $26 trillion could go to charity. Here's how to plan ...
  39. Divorce Over 50: Seven Mistakes to Avoid

    Divorce Over 50: Seven Mistakes to Avoid

    With longer lives and women's greater financial independence, divorces at 50+ are soaring. How to avoid money trouble when ...
  40. How A Company Files With The SEC

    How A Company Files With The SEC

    Filing with the SEC is not as complicated as you might thing -- just be meticulous about following the steps.
  41. What's the difference between IRS Forms 1040EZ and 1040A?

    Two of the forms used for filing individual federal income tax returns are IRS Form 1040A and IRS Form 1040EZ (the third ...
  42. Can moving to a higher tax bracket cause me to have a lower net income?

    Many people think that when their income increases by enough to push them into a higher tax bracket, their overall take-home ...
  43. Why Gasoline Costs What It Does

    Why Gasoline Costs What It Does

    The next time you have to dig deep into your wallet to fill your gas tank at least you'll know exactly what you're paying ...
  44. Five Tax Strategies For A Bonus Or Windfall

    Five Tax Strategies For A Bonus Or Windfall

    That bonus for a job well done or inheritance from Great Uncle Alfred can often result in your paying a bigger chunk of money ...
  45. 7 Mid-year Tax Moves

    7 Mid-year Tax Moves

    If you wait until year-end to check on your tax status, you’ll be right in the middle of holiday season. And summer is your ...
  46. How To Sell Your Company At A Premium

    How To Sell Your Company At A Premium

    When businesses are looking to make acquisitions, it's a good time to sell your company. But don't rush to take advantage ...
  47. Must-Do Financial Moves For Same-Sex Marriages

    Must-Do Financial Moves For Same-Sex Marriages

    Same-sex couples should create the safeguards all married people need, plus a few more. The good news: You may be owed a ...
  48. How Women In Transition Should Mind Their Finances

    How Women In Transition Should Mind Their Finances

    With roughly 80% of women dying single due to divorce or outliving their spouses, they must become more involved in their ...
  49. Tax Breaks for Volunteering

    Tax Breaks for Volunteering

    In addition to helping society, volunteering can yield tax deductions – sometimes. Here's how to tell what will pass muster ...
  50. Garage Sale vs. Donation

    Garage Sale vs. Donation

    Which offers you the bigger payoff?
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