Taxes

  1. 10 Important Year-End Tax Tips

    10 Important Year-End Tax Tips

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

    Give Your Taxes Some Credit

    A few tax credits can greatly increase the amount of money you get back on your return.
  3. 6 Sources For Free Tax Help

    6 Sources For Free Tax Help

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

    Raising Taxes To Subsidize Rural Internet

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

    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 ...
  6. Top 10 Financial Blessings Of 2009

    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 ...
  7. Working Longer: Will It Hurt Your Retirement?

    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. ...
  8. You're Retired. Should You Ditch Your Life Insurance Policy?

    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 ...
  9. An Estate Planning Must: Update Your Beneficiaries

    An Estate Planning Must: Update Your Beneficiaries

    Life changes make it time to rewrite your plan's designations.
  10. 8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

    8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

    You don't need an MBA to learn how to save money and invest in your future.
  11. 6 Tips For Protecting Your Home's Value

    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. ...
  12. Will jointly filing taxes have the effect of joining a couple's credit?

    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 ...
  13. 2009 Tax Credits: A Holiday Gift To Yourself

    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 ...
  14. Get The Most Bang For Your Charitable Buck

    Get The Most Bang For Your Charitable Buck

    Stretch your donation dollars this holiday season by giving to an efficient nonprofit organization.
  15. 10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

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

    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? ...
  17. All of the following are allowable deductions used in determining taxable estate ...

    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 ...
  18. Cut Taxes With An Energy-Efficient Home

    Cut Taxes With An Energy-Efficient Home

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

    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 ...
  20. Avoid Capital Gains Tax On Your Home Sale

    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.
  21. IRS Asset Seizures: Could It Happen To You?

    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.
  22. 4 Unusual Ways To Boost Social Security Benefits

    4 Unusual Ways To Boost Social Security Benefits

    Find out how to work the system to get the highest total benefits the law allows.
  23. Refusing An Inheritance

    Refusing An Inheritance

    Contrary to popular belief, inheriting assets isn't always a good thing. Find out what to do if you want to disclaim them. ...
  24. Taking A Look At Tax Havens

    Taking A Look At Tax Havens

    These tax-free zones might sound appealing, but the consequences often aren't.
  25. The Truth About The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

    The Truth About The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

    The $8,000 tax credit might be the push you need to buy your first house, but there are some things you need to know first. ...
  26. A Look At The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

    A Look At The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

    For those who encounter this tax, it can be costly. Find out how to navigate this complicated tax arrangement.
  27. Transfer Retirement Savings When You Change Jobs

    Transfer Retirement Savings When You Change Jobs

    Half of Americans lose their nest eggs when they switch careers. Learn why you should avoid this trap.
  28. Which of the following BEST describes a wash sale?

    Which of the following BEST describes a wash sale?

    A. Buying and selling the same security simultaneously B. Buying stock while selling the equivalent convertible bondsC. Exercising ...
  29. 5 Things Every Real Estate Pro Knows

    5 Things Every Real Estate Pro Knows

    Find out how to stop chasing the market and start leading it.
  30. On This Day In Finance: July 13 - Live Aid Concert Raises $70 million

    On This Day In Finance: July 13 - Live Aid Concert Raises $70 million

    The first global concert raised millions of dollars to help the poor in Ethiopia.
  31. Gift Cards? The Tax Man Wants Yours

    Gift Cards? The Tax Man Wants Yours

    Find out why 25 U.S. states currently confiscate unused gift card balances.
  32. Notorious White Collar Criminals: Where Are They Now?

    Notorious White Collar Criminals: Where Are They Now?

    While Madoff's victims hope he dies in jail, other notorious fraudsters still have future careers ahead of them.
  33. Free Money For Homebuyers

    Free Money For Homebuyers

    Take advantage of the federal and state money being offered to apply for an FHA mortgage and get the cash you need to go ...
  34. Tax Court: Your Last Resort

    Tax Court: Your Last Resort

    Appealing an unfavorable or unfair tax ruling may be your last chance to save your finances.
  35. Vacation Home Or Income-Producing Investment?

    Vacation Home Or Income-Producing Investment?

    There is an alternative to letting your cottage sit empty all year, but turning a profit won't be easy.
  36. Why does the IRS withhold income taxes from employee paychecks?

    Why does the IRS withhold income taxes from employee paychecks?

    In the midst of WWII, the U.S. government ran into trouble funding the war effort. The problem did not originate from citizens ...
  37. Do nonprofit organizations pay taxes?

    Do nonprofit organizations pay taxes?

    Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code exempts qualified nonprofit organizations from federal taxes. ...
  38. No Debt Forgiveness For The Tax Man

    No Debt Forgiveness For The Tax Man

    Debt settlement sounds like a free lunch, but it has tax consequences.
  39. Do I still have to pay penalties and taxes on money that I don't roll over from a ...

    Do I still have to pay penalties and taxes on money that I don't roll over from a ...

    It depends. Let's address the two penalties that will apply - the 10% early-withdrawal penalty and the 20% federal withholding ...
  40. 5 Ways To Save On Child Care Costs

    5 Ways To Save On Child Care Costs

    Child care costs can be a shock to new and expecting parents, but are some programs in place to help with the first few years. ...
  41. Tough Times: Should You Dip Into Your Qualified Plan?

    Tough Times: Should You Dip Into Your Qualified Plan?

    401(k)s, pensions and profit-sharing plans can be a source of cash, but there are consequences to this option.
  42. Personal Income Tax Guide

    Personal Income Tax Guide

    If the sight of your W-4 has you in the doldrums, read on to learn how to beat the tax blues.
  43. Making Sense Of The Tax Code

    Making Sense Of The Tax Code

    If tax rules and regulations are Greek to you, read on to learn how to decipher them.
  44. Non-Cash Contribution Rules Could Cut Returns

    Non-Cash Contribution Rules Could Cut Returns

    Higher standards for certain contributions could mean smaller deductions for you.
  45. A Multipurpose Future Planning Tool

    A Multipurpose Future Planning Tool

    Overfunded variable universal life insurance policies can be an all-in-one financial solution.
  46. What is estate planning?

    What is estate planning?

    Estate planning involves making plans for the transfer of your estate after death. Your estate is all the property that you ...
  47. I deducted my IRA contribution on my tax return but failed to transfer the funds. ...

    I deducted my IRA contribution on my tax return but failed to transfer the funds. ...

    If an IRA contribution was deducted on a tax return, but the contribution was never made to the IRA by the taxpayer's tax ...
  48. How can I tell if I'm eligible for an EITC?

    How can I tell if I'm eligible for an EITC?

    According to the IRS, over 22 million taxpayers received $41.4 billion dollars in earned income tax credit (EITC) for tax ...
  49. If an employee is paid by commission, who is responsible for withholding taxes?

    If an employee is paid by commission, who is responsible for withholding taxes?

    It depends. An individual who receives commissions can be treated in the same manner as an individual who receives straight ...
  50. What procedure applies to a taxpayer who made excess contributions for 2001, 2002, ...

    What procedure applies to a taxpayer who made excess contributions for 2001, 2002, ...

    If the IRA owner filed his/her 2004 tax return by the due date, including any extensions, he/she receives an automatic six-month ...
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