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  1. 3 Ways to Achieve Tax Savings Before the Year Ends

    There is still time to save on taxes before the year ends.
  2. Charitable Giving: Benefits of Donor Advised Funds

    Donor advised funds are often overlooked as a charitable giving tool.
  3. 5 Year-End Tax Strategies You Don’t Want to Miss

    Take a break from your holiday preparations and use these strategies to reduce your taxes.
  4. What the Gift Tax Rules Mandate

    The lifetime maximum for gift taxes is now $5.6 million. Here's how the gift tax works.
  5. Year-End Tax Planning Tips for 2017

    Use these tips to set a course for year-end tax planning.
  6. 5 Tax Planning Steps to Take Before the Year Ends

    Here are five things you should review soon to ensure you are prepared to file your 2017 tax return.
  7. How to Minimize Taxes on Severance Pay

    A look at the top ways to lessen the tax burden on severance pay.
  8. Prospects for Tax Reform

    Similarities to previous plans, both Republican and Democratic, would seem to give reform legislation a fair chance of success. ...
  9. S Corp. vs. LLC: Which Should I Choose?

    Learn about the major distinctions between an S corporation and an LLC and the important factors to consider when choosing ...
  10. A Beginner's Guide to Tax-Efficient Investing

    Find out how to manage your portfolio to minimize your tax burden.
  11. Investing in Property Tax Liens

    Investing in property tax liens can be a viable option for experienced investors who are familiar with the real estate market.
  12. Capital Gains Tax 101

    Find out how taxes are applied to your investment returns and how you can reduce your capital gain tax burden.
  13. Filling Out the W-9 Form

    Freelancers and independent contractors have to fill out a W-9 for their employers and clients. Here's what to do.
  14. The History Of Taxes In The U.S.

    The number of taxes that we now consider a given did not always exist. Find out how they arose.
  15. Property Taxes: How They Are Calculated

    Understanding how property taxes are calculated will help you avoid being overcharged.
  16. Congress Tackles Massive Revision of the Tax Code

    Congress is about to overhaul the tax code. What does this mean for investors?
  17. Should You File an Early Tax Return?

    Filing an early tax return makes sense if you are receiving a refund, but what if you owe tax? There are more reasons to ...
  18. Oct. 16 Tax Extension Alert: Don’t Get Stuck Unable to File

    New IRS procedures for filing your tax return could complicate your ability to meet the Oct. 16 filing deadline for 2016 ...
  19. IRS Gives a Whole Lotta Tax Relief to Hurricane Victims

    The IRS is providing several types of tax relief for those affected by hurricanes hitting Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto ...
  20. When Net Unrealized Appreciation Is a Bad Idea

    A net unrealized appreciation strategy doesn't always result in significant tax savings.
  21. Estimated Taxes Tripping Up More Filers

    If your working as an independent contractor, making sure you cover your bill for estimated taxes is important for avoiding ...
  22. Understanding 'Per Diem'

    Per diem is one method for reimbursing employees for business-travel expenses. Companies using the per diem method must follow ...
  23. Minimizing Taxes on Your Investment Portfolio

    There are several strategies that can help reduce taxes on an investment portfolio.
  24. 5 Year-End Tax Strategies to Prepare for 2017

    Here are five strategies to implement before the end of the year that could help lower your tax bill.
  25. Reducing Capital Gains Tax on Investment Property

    The 1031 exchange rules can help reduce or eliminate property gains taxes on investment property.
  26. Misconceptions About Income and Taxes in Retirement

    When it comes to taxes and retirement, misunderstandings are common. Here are three.
  27. Surviving The IRS Audit

    Keeping thorough records and knowing the penalties make this experience easier than you'd expect.
  28. Using the Tax Code to Your Advantage in Real Estate

    There are ways to reduce taxes on capital gains, include those earned in real estate transactions.
  29. Defunct: Refundable AMT Credit for Employee Stock Option Taxes

    These refundable AMT credits helped taxpayers save on taxes, AMT bills and more – but expired in 2012.
  30. Retiring Early Can Create Tax Saving Opportunities

    Trying to decide when to retire? Here's how you can reduce your taxes by retiring early.
  31. 7 Mid-Year Tax Moves

    Use summer to check your tax status: You’ll avoid the holidays and summer is your tax advisor’s slow time, too.
  32. Minimizing the Amount of Income Tax You Owe

    The amount of income you receive and tax deductions and credits you take impact how much you'll owe.
  33. How a Step-up in Basis Reduces Capital Gains Tax

    How to use a step-up in basis to reduce the capital gains tax on inherited appreciated assets.
  34. Tax Day 2018: Start Planning Now

    Use these tips to set yourself up for a successful tax day in 2018.
  35. How to Avoid Gift Taxes

    For most, the answer to the question, “How much is the gift tax?” can be “nothing."
  36. Don't Miss out on Retirement Rollover Benefits

    Don't let the fear of having to report a retirement rollover keep you from benefitting from it.
  37. How Becoming an LLC Could Save Taxes Under Trump

    If President Trump gets the tax reform bill he wants, LLCs may be able to reduce their taxes – but not in the way you might ...
  38. Do You Plan or Prepare for Tax Season?

    There is a big difference between tax planning and tax preparation.
  39. How to Reduce Risk With Tax Diversification

    Is your retirement income adequately diversified from a tax standpoint?
  40. 6 Ways the IRS Can Seize Your Tax Refund

    There are debts that can make the government seize your tax refund. Here are the six most prominent, plus what to do if it ...
  41. What Everyone Should Be Doing After Tax Season

    Here are four ways to set yourself up for better tax efficiency this year.
  42. Carried Interest: A Loophole in America’s Tax Code

    With income inequality becoming an increasingly apparent problem in the U.S., it is time to start removing tax loopholes ...
  43. Should You Be Worried About a Tax Audit This Year?

    Tax audits have decreased in recent years and are targeted toward high earners and business owners.
  44. An Overview of Itemized Deductions

    President Trump may get rid itemized deductions.
  45. Can Trump Kill the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)?

    Getting rid of the AMT would be great for upper-middle class taxpayers.
  46. Tax Planning Strategies for Changes Under Trump

    Trump's proposed tax plan says taxpayers will save $6.2 trillion in income tax over the first decade.
  47. How to File a Tax Extension

    Learn the process you need to follow to get an extra six months to file your tax return.
  48. Simple Last-Minute Tax Tips

    A little preparation and organization can take the stress out of last-minute tax filing.
  49. Top 10 Mistakes on Tax Returns

    These common mistakes on tax returns are easily avoided. Here's what to double-check before you file your return this year.
  50. What Will Get You Audited by the IRS on 2016 Taxes

    These items on your 2016 taxes could make the IRS decide to audit you.
  51. The Countries with the Highest Income Tax Rates for Singles and Families

    Before you move to one of these countries with the highest income taxes, think through the overall tax situation - and what ...
  52. Why You Don’t Want a Big Tax Refund

    While a tax refund may seem like a nice spring bonus, it is actually a free loan to the government.
  53. How Tax Cuts Stimulate the Economy

    Learn the logic behind the belief that reducing government income benefits everyone.
  54. Declaring Bankruptcy is no Easy Out

    Going bankrupt can help pull you out of debt, but it's rarely the best option.
  55. Trump-Branded Taxes - Another Luxury Product (Opinion)

    Trump's tax plan offers less and less to most taxpayers – and more and more to the top tier.
  56. Bankruptcy Consequences

    You've done the deed and are out from under your debts – or embarked on a repayment plan. What consequences can you expect ...
  57. Why You Can't Send the IRS Prefilled Tax Returns

    Lobbying by Intuit, H&R Block and others keeps the IRS from sending out prefilled tax returns that taxpayers can review, ...
  58. Why You Need to Know Your Cost Basis

    Morgan Stanley's error is a reminder to track the cost basis of your investments.
  59. Seven Deadly Sins to Avoid During Tax Season

    Make sure your tax return is error-free before filing with these seven tips.
  60. Savings and Tax Strategies Missed by Physicians

    Doctors and others often don't take complete advantage of health savings accounts and 401(k)s.
  61. How Tax Refunds Can Hurt Your Retirement

    A refund can represent a lost opportunity cost for things you could have done in the past.
  62. 4 Things to Know Before Filing Taxes This Year

    Keeping these four things in mind will help this tax season go more smoothly for you.
  63. What Is a DISC Tax Break and Can It Make You Rich?

    How two brothers used a Domestic International Sales Corporation to get $3 million personal tax breaks. So far, it's legal.
  64. Know the Latest IRS Scams

    How do IRS scammers go about stealing your personal information? Their methods include hacking, malicious software and psychological ...
  65. Tax Issues If You Relocate

    What are the tax implications of moving during retirement? They could likely affect your cost of living.
  66. Which Countries Have the Highest Taxes on High Incomes?

    These countries charge the highest taxes on high incomes.
  67. Taking Advantage of Property Tax Abatement Programs

    Increase your home's value without increasing your property taxes.
  68. Partnership Tax Filing Deadline is Now March 15th

    The deadline is now a month earlier than last year, but you can still file for an extension.
  69. There Is Still Time to Save on Your 2016 Taxes

    You still have time to defer some income and save money on your 2016 taxes.
  70. Don't Stress This Tax Season, Prepare Instead

    Follow these strategies to help reduce tax-deadline stress for you and your CPA.
  71. How Trump’s Proposals Can Impact Your Taxes

    How Trump's proposed tax changes could affect your taxes depends on your current tax bracket.
  72. Cut Taxes By Reporting Property Damage

    Know the options you have for your insured property if and when a disaster strikes.
  73. 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.
  74. Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Home Sales?

    Taxes are only paid on home sales if your proceeds exceed a certain amount.
  75. What Will I Pay for Tax Preparation Fees?

    Tax preparation fees aren't one size fits all. What you pay will vary – depending on the complexity of your return, who does ...
  76. Should You Let Turbo Tax Share Your Data?

    Should you let TurboTax share your data? Possible reward: great deals on student loan refinancing. But there are issues.
  77. 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.
  78. It's Tax Season, Are You Prepared?

    It's tax season again. Use these tips to be prepared to file and protect yourself from cybercrime.
  79. 3 Ways to Start Lowering Next Year's Tax Bill Now

    Here are three ways you can start to lower next year's tax bill.
  80. 8 Ways You Can Minimize Taxes

    Here are eight ways to cut back your personal taxes.
  81. Your Property Tax Assessment: What Does It Mean?

    Understanding your property taxes can protect you from financial shocks.
  82. H&R Block Gets IBM's Watson for Your Taxes (HRB, IBM)

    Can IBM’s Watson help with your taxes? H&R Block is betting that the famed artificial intelligence solution will increase ...
  83. Tax Breaks for Second-Home Owners

    Owning a second home is a great investment for a variety of reasons, but you need to know the tax implications of multi-home ...
  84. A Tax Primer for Homeowners

    Go beyond interest and find out how mortgage points affect your taxable income.
  85. Top Software to Prepare Taxes Free by April 2017

    A place that fills out and files your taxes free of charge? It's no myth, as long as you have a simple return. Read on to ...
  86. H&R Block vs. TurboTax vs. Jackson Hewitt

    There are more and more tax services to help ease the pain of filing income taxes. Here's our take on three of the biggest.
  87. 5 Easy Tax Tips for New Families

    New and young families may find they have special tax planning concerns.
  88. 7 Tips to Prepare for Tax Season

    These tips can help ease the pain of tax season.
  89. Should You Represent Yourself vs. the IRS?

    If you face a personal or business tax audit, should you represent yourself vs. the IRS? In most cases, no. Here's why.
  90. Property Taxes: 4 Little-Known Ways to Reduce Them

    Here are little-known ways you can reduce your property tax liability.
  91. Avoid an Audit: 6 "Red Flags" You Should Know

    Don't make yourself a target - steer clear of these attention-grabbing tax-filing practices.
  92. 8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

    You don't need an MBA to learn how to save money and invest in your future.
  93. Your Tax Preparer Screwed Up – Now What?

    Even professional tax preparers can make mistakes. What to do if it happens on your tax return.
  94. Tax Planning Strategies for Individuals in 2017

    The uncertainty surrounding President-Elect Trump may have a significant impact on tax planning.
  95. 5 Ways You Can Start Preparing For Tax Season

    Being prepared and using the right tax professional can make your tax season go smoothly.
  96. State Tax Issues to Know When You Leave the Military

    When you're budgeting for post-military life, certain state tax issues need to be considered.
  97. 5 Tax Moves To Make Before Year End

    Taxes aren't avoidable, but you shouldn't pay more than your fair share. Here are five moves you can make at year's end to ...
  98. Where Can You Buy Tax Free on Amazon? (AMZN)

    Time was, you could shop online without paying sales tax. That's less and less the case.
  99. Create a Tax-Efficiency Team With Tax Professionals

    When financial advisors collaborate with tax advisors, the end result is efficient tax mitigation.
  100. Have You Started Year-End Tax Planning?

    Here’s a look at some considerations for year-end planning for taxable (non-retirement) accounts.
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