Taxes

  1. 7 States With No Income Tax

    These states impose no income tax on residents, but will putting down new roots really save you money?
  2. "Temporary" Taxes That Stuck

    Taxpayers should be wary when a new "temporary tax" is introduced. Sometimes these temporary taxes are anything but.
  3. 11 Tax Deductions You Can't Actually Write Off

    These are some of the most common tax write-offs that you can't really claim.
  4. New Tax Breaks That'll Help You In 2010

    With all of the new tax changes this year, the IRS won't be able to take quite as much from you.
  5. Taxed-To-The-Hilt Businesses

    Think your taxes are high? Take a look at what some of these major industries are faced with
  6. Give To Charity; Slash Your Tax Payment

    Being generous has never been more (financially) rewarding!
  7. Avoid An Audit: 6 "Red Flags" You Should Know

    Don't make yourself a target - steer clear of these attention-grabbing tax-filing practices.
  8. Don't Bank On A Tax Refund

    When you get a refund, you’ve essentially lent your money to the government, interest-free. Find out how to keep your money working in your favor, year-round.
  9. Your Taxes: Where Do They Go?

    You know you're paying a big chunk of your income to taxes. But where is it going?
  10. 10 Things You Should Know About 1099s

    They're arriving in the mail now. Don't ignore them, or you could be buying trouble with the IRS.
  11. 10 Things to Know About 1031 Exchanges

    Real estate swaps grow popular, but traps are many. Beware new rules on vacation homes.
  12. 5 Famous Tax Cheats

    These five famous Americans tried to dodge the taxman and got caught. Find out who they were and what they owed.
  13. New Baby, New Tax Break

    Delivering a new baby also delivers a $1,000 child tax credit - and that's just the start!
  14. 10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    The receipts you cram into your wallet could be replaced with cash come tax season.
  15. Newly Divorced? How To File Your Taxes

    Divorce is a rough transition. Make the tax changes as easy as possible with these tips.
  16. 2010: The Year To Convert Your IRA

    Thanks to fewer restrictions, it's now easier than ever to convert your traditional IRA into a Roth IRA.
  17. Sell Your Rental Property For A Profit

    Being a landlord can be taxing, especially when you want to sell. Find out how to reduce your burden.
  18. 10 Tips For Deducting Your 'Hobby'

    Here's how to keep Uncle Sam from claiming your small side business is really a hobby.
  19. 2010 Investment Outlook

    We look at what investors should be keeping in mind - and on their radars – as we enter the next phase of the economic recovery.
  20. What is a "wash sale"?

    The Wash-Sale rule was established to disallow a loss deduction of a security sold, if within 30 days of the date of the sale an investor buys substantially identical stock or securities, or purchases options on the underlying security. The wash-sale period is actually 61 days, consisting of the 30 days ...
  21. IRS To Regulate Tax Preparers

    But new standards won't help taxpayers this filing season.
  22. Should The U.S. Switch To A Flat Tax?

    Some countries have begun charging a flat tax rate instead of the gradual tax system of the Western world.
  23. That's A Tax Break?

    Unusual - and even humorous - things that people can do to get a break on their income taxes.
  24. When An Innocent Spouse Seeks Tax Relief

    The IRS sets a high bar for spouses angling to divorce themselves from their partners' back tax bills.
  25. 7 Ways To Avoid Self-Employed Tax Penalties

    If you follow these methods for calculating estimated tax payments, you could minimize your chances of incurring penalties.
  26. Why You DON'T Want To Be A Millionaire

    Learn how this money-making dream can become a nightmare.
  27. New Tax Breaks You Need To Know

    The new Roth IRA rules present some interesting opportunities - for the right people.
  28. 10 Important Year-End Tax Tips

    These tips will reduce your anxiety and can lower your 2009 tax bill.
  29. Give Your Taxes Some Credit

    A few tax credits can greatly increase the amount of money you get back on your return.
  30. 6 Sources For Free Tax Help

    From community-based services to free software, there are many free resources to help with your taxes.
  31. Raising Taxes To Subsidize Rural Internet

    The FCC is considering a tax hike to subsidize internet access in rural areas.
  32. Which constitutional amendment made income tax legal?

    The story of income tax is ripe with stops, starts and court battles. Due to British taxation being one of the triggers that set off the fight for independence, the American Constitution stated in the first draft that citizens should not be subject to direct taxation.
  33. Top 10 Financial Blessings Of 2009

    It's been a tough year for the broad economy, but the fact that we've emerged from the brink of economic collapse gives us plenty to be grateful for.
  34. Working Longer: Will It Hurt Your Retirement?

    Many are choosing to work longer in order to rebuild their nest eggs, but despite the extra income, there are drawbacks.
  35. You're Retired. Should You Ditch Your Life Insurance Policy?

    If you're trying to determine whether you should throw out your life insurance policy along with your business suits, here are a few things you should keep in mind.
  36. An Estate Planning Must: Update Your Beneficiaries

    Life changes make it time to rewrite your plan's designations.
  37. 8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

    You don't need an MBA to learn how to save money and invest in your future.
  38. 6 Tips For Protecting Your Home's Value

    New taxes, property values, appraisals, community changes and nearby abandoned foreclosures can all lower your home's value. Take proactive steps to protect it.
  39. Will jointly filing taxes have the effect of joining a couple's credit?

    The only thing that "joins" the credit of a married couple is the ownership of joint accounts. In other words, if there is a credit card, line of credit, mortgage or loan in both names or one party is an authorized user on one of the other person's account, then the credit report agencies include this ...
  40. Get The Most Bang For Your Charitable Buck

    Stretch your donation dollars this holiday season by giving to an efficient nonprofit organization.
  41. 2009 Tax Credits: A Holiday Gift To Yourself

    Before you run out and buy gifts for others, make sure you give yourself a gift by wrapping up all the tax breaks you possibly can.
  42. 10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    Know what you're in for before jumping into the home remodeling game.
  43. Where Should Your Small Business Incorporate?

    Where you incorporate your small business will affect your tax rates and overall costs. Where is it the most economical?
  44. The Rich Take A Pay Cut

    The current recession is having a large impact on the rich.
  45. All of the following are allowable deductions used in determining taxable estate ...

    A. funeral expenses. B. debts owed at time of death.C. gift tax credit used during life.D. the value of property that passes from the deceased to the surviving spouse. Answer: BTaking a long position on an option - that is, buying it - incurs a premium; not exercising the option means losing that ...
  46. Cut Taxes With An Energy-Efficient Home

    A greener home can mean more green in your pocket this tax season.
  47. If my spouse passes away, will I have to sell my home to meet creditor obligations?

    There are laws that can protect, to a certain extent, the value of a home from property taxes and creditors following the homeowner's death. A homestead exemption is a legal doctrine preventing the forced sale of a home and protecting the home's value from property taxes and creditors.
  48. Avoid Capital Gains Tax On Your Home Sale

    If you have property to sell and want to avoid capital gains tax, a Section 1031 exchange may be the answer.
  49. IRS Asset Seizures: Could It Happen To You?

    If you can't pay your taxes, know that the IRS has many avenues for collecting what you owe.
  50. New Healthcare Plan Taxing To All

    The idea that only the rich will be taxed for healthcare is as suspect as the idea that healthcare quality won't change.
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