Taxes

  1. 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 ...
  2. 10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    Know what you're in for before jumping into the home remodeling game.
  3. 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?
  4. 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 ...
  5. Cut Taxes With An Energy-Efficient Home

    A greener home can mean more green in your pocket this tax season.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 4 Unusual Ways To Boost Social Security Benefits

    Find out how to work the system to get the highest total benefits the law allows.
  10. 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. ...
  11. Taking A Look At Tax Havens

    These tax-free zones might sound appealing, but the consequences often aren't.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 5 Things Every Real Estate Pro Knows

    Find out how to stop chasing the market and start leading it.
  17. 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.
  18. Gift Cards? The Tax Man Wants Yours

    Find out why 25 U.S. states currently confiscate unused gift card balances.
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ...
  21. Tax Court: Your Last Resort

    Appealing an unfavorable or unfair tax ruling may be your last chance to save your finances.
  22. 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.
  23. 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 ...
  24. Do nonprofit organizations pay taxes?

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

    Debt settlement sounds like a free lunch, but it has tax consequences.
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Making Sense Of The Tax Code

    If tax rules and regulations are Greek to you, read on to learn how to decipher them.
  31. I am a non-U.S. citizen living outside the U.S. and trading stocks through a U.S. ...

    The tax implications for a foreign investor will depend on whether that person is classified as a resident alien or a non-resident ...
  32. An Introduction To Canadian Income Trusts

    Yields in excess of 10% aren't rare, but these unique investments need to be chosen very carefully.
  33. It Is Better To Give AND Receive

    You give to benefit others, but there can be perks for you too.
  34. Retiring Early: How Long Should You Wait?

    Maximize your Social Security benefits by choosing when you retire.
  35. How do I file taxes for income from foreign sources?

    If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, your income (except for amounts exempt under federal law), including that which ...
  36. 9 Ways To Use A Tax Refund

    How do you plan to spend your refund this year? We provide some smart suggestions.
  37. How do I sign up for the saver's tax credit?

    The saver's tax credit is a non-refundable tax credit available to eligible taxpayers in the U.S. who make contributions ...
  38. Get Ready For The Estate Tax Phase-Out

    Changes to federal legislation will affect how your assets are treated once you're gone - be prepared.
  39. What constitutes an "intention to call a debt instrument before maturity" for tax ...

    When a bond is sold for a capital gain, the seller will face taxation on the profit. The profit from the sale will either ...
  40. What are unrealized gains and losses?

    An unrealized loss occurs when a stock decreases after an investor buys it, but he or she has yet to sell it. If a large ...
  41. How does the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 affect ...

    The passage of the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 at the end of July 2008 made about $15 ...
  42. How are realized profits different from unrealized or so-called "paper" profits?

    When buying and selling assets for profit, it is important for investors to differentiate between realized profits and gains, ...
  43. I will be receiving monies from a QDRO executed pursuant to my divorce. I would like ...

    There are several issues to consider: The early distribution penalty - Assets distributed from a qualified plan in accordance ...
  44. How can a trust lower federal transfer tax liability?

    A trust is an arrangement in which an individual or entity controls property or funds on behalf of someone else without actually ...
  45. When am I considered "married" for tax purposes?

    You are generally considered married for tax purposes as long as you were married as of the last day of the year, regardless ...
  46. I sold my house. Can I exclude the gain from my income?

    Generally, you are required to include the gain from the sale of your home in your taxable income. However, if the gain is ...
  47. Get A Step Up With Credit Shelter Trusts

    Don't let unexpected taxes eat away at your inheritance or burden your heirs.
  48. A Multipurpose Future Planning Tool

    Overfunded variable universal life insurance policies can be an all-in-one financial solution.
  49. Upon my death, will the beneficiaries of my IRA be compelled to take the entire amount ...

    It depends. If the beneficiary of your IRA is your spouse, he or she will be eligible to transfer the amount to his or her ...
  50. 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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