Taxes

Tax Planning

5 Strategies to Save Money Under the New Tax Law

Money-saving strategies to help you win under the new tax law when it comes to retirement accounts…deductions…home buying…borrowing...and more.

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It’s Last Call for these Tax Deductions

With big tax changes coming for 2018, here’s what taxpayers should do before the end of 2017 to save on taxes.

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Avoid Airbnb Tax Trouble

When renting out your home through a short-term rental service such as Airbnb, don’t ignore the tax consequences.

Tax Planning

Avoid These Costly Year-End Tax Mistakes for 2017

Five year-end tax blunders to avoid as 2017 draws to a close.

The Pay-Less-Tax Man

Why “Tax Time” Is Now—And You Should Do These 10 Things in November or December

Here are 10 tax-saving moves that everyone should consider making before the year ends to save on taxes.

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These Taxpayers Beat the IRS

Taxpayers who challenge the IRS in court are able to win nearly 20% of the time. Here are recent victories that could help other taxpayers save money.

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Substantiate Your Deductions…Or Kiss Them Good-bye

Many tax filers claim legitimate deductions only to have them disallowed because they can’t substantiate them. Here’s how to prove all your deductions.

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Second-Marriage Tax Considerations

Tax issues with a second marriage are much more complex than with a first marriage. Planning beforehand can save a lot of time, worry and money later.

Tax Planning

8 IRS Audit Flags

Anyone can get audited by the IRS. An audit can be random…it can be related to a transaction you made…

Taxes

Surprising Tax Break for Renting Out Your Home

If you rent out your home or even a room in your home (or your vacation property) for at least 15 days a year, you can get a surprising tax break.

Tax Planning

Surprising Taxes on IRAs

One of the most appealing features of a traditional individual retirement account (IRA) is that you don’t pay income tax…

Tax Preparation

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Tax Preparer

Enlisting a professional to prepare your taxes can help ensure that your return is completed in the best possible way—and…

Cutting Taxes

7 Things You Didn’t Know Are Taxable

Ignore Them at Your Own Risk Buried treasure…generous gifts from your employer…and that iPad you got as a gift for…

Cutting Taxes

Last-Minute Tax Savers

Steps to Take Before Year-End Now is a great time of year to find tax savings. Enough of the year…

Cutting Taxes

Surprising Medical Deductions

Ranging from Home Renovations to Clarinet Lessons Family medical costs continue to rise, with more than half the respondents in…