Taxes

  1. Trade Properties To Keep The Taxman At Bay

    Trade Properties To Keep The Taxman At Bay

    Like-kind exchanges can mean a much lower tax bill on real estate for savvy investors.
  2. Earn Tax-Free Income

    Earn Tax-Free Income

    Tax rates are going up, so it pays to find sources of income that the tax collector can't touch. Here are 20 of them.
  3. 3 Common Tax Questions Answered

    3 Common Tax Questions Answered

    We clarify some rules that often puzzle taxpayers.
  4. How Much Tax Do You Really Pay?

    How Much Tax Do You Really Pay?

    When you add direct and indirect taxes together, your real tax rate is much more than you expected.
  5. Avoiding Tax Scams

    Avoiding Tax Scams

    These schemes can lead to fines - and even jail time - for both the scammer and his victims.
  6. Filing Your First Tax Return

    Filing Your First Tax Return

    Tax time can be intimidating - but knowing these tips can ease the process and get you a hefty return.
  7. Marrying Your Finances: File Jointly And Save!

    Marrying Your Finances: File Jointly And Save!

    Read these tips to find financial (and wedded) bliss, and put some cash in your pockets.
  8. The 10 Most Common Tax-Filing Mistakes

    The 10 Most Common Tax-Filing Mistakes

    Be sure to double check your federal income tax return for these common mistakes that could cost you time and money.
  9. 7 States With No Income Tax

    7 States With No Income Tax

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

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

    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.
  12. Taxed-To-The-Hilt Businesses

    Taxed-To-The-Hilt Businesses

    Think your taxes are high? Take a look at what some of these major industries are faced with
  13. Avoid An Audit: 6

    Avoid An Audit: 6 "Red Flags" You Should Know

    Don't make yourself a target - steer clear of these attention-grabbing tax-filing practices.
  14. Give To Charity; Slash Your Tax Payment

    Give To Charity; Slash Your Tax Payment

    Being generous has never been more (financially) rewarding!
  15. Don't Bank On A Tax Refund

    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 ...
  16. Your Taxes: Where Do They Go?

    Your Taxes: Where Do They Go?

    You know you're paying a big chunk of your income to taxes. But where is it going?
  17. 10 Things You Should Know About 1099s

    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.
  18. 10 Things to Know About 1031 Exchanges

    10 Things to Know About 1031 Exchanges

    Real estate swaps grow popular, but traps are many. Beware new rules on vacation homes.
  19. 5 Famous Tax Cheats

    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.
  20. New Baby, New Tax Break

    New Baby, New Tax Break

    Delivering a new baby also delivers a $1,000 child tax credit - and that's just the start!
  21. 10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

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

    Newly Divorced? How To File Your Taxes

    Divorce is a rough transition. Make the tax changes as easy as possible with these tips.
  23. Sell Your Rental Property For A Profit

    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.
  24. What is a

    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 ...
  25. IRS To Regulate Tax Preparers

    IRS To Regulate Tax Preparers

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

    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.
  27. That's A Tax Break?

    That's A Tax Break?

    Unusual - and even humorous - things that people can do to get a break on their income taxes.
  28. 7 Ways To Avoid Self-Employed Tax Penalties

    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. ...
  29. When An Innocent Spouse Seeks Tax Relief

    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.
  30. Why You DON'T Want To Be A Millionaire

    Why You DON'T Want To Be A Millionaire

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

    New Tax Breaks You Need To Know

    The new Roth IRA rules present some interesting opportunities - for the right people.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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. ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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. ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
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    10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    Know what you're in for before jumping into the home remodeling game.
  47. 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? ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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 ...
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