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  • Is Paying off Your House the Right Move in Light of New Tax Law?

    Is Paying off Your House the Right Move in Light of New Tax Law?

    The new tax laws enacted at the end of 2017 changed the potential tax benefits of homeownership for many Two major changes include The new tax laws enacted at the end of 2017 changed the potential tax benefits of homeownership for many Two major chan…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 8:07am -
  • Minimum Age for Tax-Free IRA Gifts to Charity

    Minimum Age for Tax-Free IRA Gifts to Charity

    I m 69 years old and I m trying to determine if I can transfer money from my IRA to charity now without having it taxed as income Or do I have to wait until age 70 I m 69 years old and I m trying to determine if I can transfer money from my IRA to ch…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Jul 18, 5:06pm -
  • Skip the Sales Tax

    Skip the Sales Tax

    Guide to Scoring the Best Deals in 2018 Disrupter Deal The Instant Pot Get the Real Deal for Less Best Bets for Grocery Delivery Top Tech Bargains for 2018 Refurbished and Open Box Deals
    - 8 days ago, 7 Jul 18, 5:06pm -
  • Some Self-Employed Taxpayers Get a Big Break Under New Law

    Some Self-Employed Taxpayers Get a Big Break Under New Law

    If you re self employed or have a side gig you could qualify for one of the most generous provisions in the tax overhaul enacted by Congress late last year But if you don t already have an accountant or tax preparer you might need one because this ta…
    - 9 days ago, 7 Jul 18, 10:06am -
  • Natural Disaster Losses May Not Be Tax Deductible

    Natural Disaster Losses May Not Be Tax Deductible

    In past years one small comfort for people who suffered the wrath of Mother Nature was that the tax code allowed deductions for losses from a flood hurricane tornado fire or earthquake that weren t reimbursed by insurance including your deductible Bu…
    - 9 days ago, 7 Jul 18, 9:06am -
  • Sales Tax Holidays for Hurricane-Prep (and Back-to-School) Supplies

    Sales Tax Holidays for Hurricane-Prep (and Back-to-School) Supplies

    I know that many states have sales tax holidays during the summer to pay for back to school supplies I ve heard that I may be able to get hurricane preparation supplies tax free during this time too How can I find out whether that s an option in my s…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Jul 18, 3:49pm -
  • Understanding Cryptocurrency Tax Obligations

    Understanding Cryptocurrency Tax Obligations

    The cryptocurrency market has seen some recent pullback. There’s still widespread uncertainty around the concept’s full implications. That’s especially apparent coming out of tax season. Huge sums of money are flowing through  crypto markets ,…
    - 14 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 9:55am -
  • Is Your Company Ready for the New Partnership Tax Audit Rules?

    Is Your Company Ready for the New Partnership Tax Audit Rules?

    Partnerships are one of the most commonly used business and estate planning tools and they come in a variety of wrappers or names such as traditional partnerships multimember LLCs joint ventures limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 10:06am -
  • Tax Reform Could Push U.S. Profits Abroad

    Tax Reform Could Push U.S. Profits Abroad

    When the U.S. Congress passed sweeping tax overhaul legislation in December 2017, one of its primary objectives was to incentivize companies that have parked trillions of dollars in offshore accounts to bring it back home. Which probably makes sense…
    - 25 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 8:22am -
  • Beware of Hidden Taxes in Retirement

    Beware of Hidden Taxes in Retirement

    Your taxes in retirement may be a lot more complicated than taxes while you re working Social Security checks may or may not be taxed depending on your income You ll pay federal income taxes on most retirement plan withdrawals but additional state ta…
    - 31 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 5:08pm -

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  • Income Taxes and Sports Betting in 2018

    Income Taxes and Sports Betting in 2018

    Welcome to a new day — a day that sports betting fans will remember for the rest of their lives. On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that effectively banned commercial sports betting in most all states. As a result of overt…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 4:24pm -
  • The Way Tax Reform Changed the Inflation Calculation

    The Way Tax Reform Changed the Inflation Calculation

    One of the least talked about parts of tax reform is the change in how inflation is calculated for the tax code. Perhaps it’s not considered big news because many people don’t understand it. Or maybe it’s because the change in the inflation cal…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 5:19pm -
  • 5 FAQs: Standard vs Itemized Deductions in 2018

    5 FAQs: Standard vs Itemized Deductions in 2018

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made some provisions to the tax tables and numbers used to estimate your tax liability. Included in those changes were adjustments to the standard deduction for each filing status. Here are the answers to a few frequ…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 1:41pm -
  • Tax Deductions

    Tax Deductions

    What Is A Tax Deduction? You’ve probably heard the phrase “you can deduct that” a lot around tax season. But what does that mean exactly? The purpose of tax deductions is to decrease your taxable income, which then decreases the amount of taxe…
    - 25 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 8:09am -
  • Are My Unemployment Benefits Taxable?

    Are My Unemployment Benefits Taxable?

    Oh no! You just lost your job. After you get over the initial shock, your mind naturally turns to thoughts of how to replace that regular income. Perhaps you’ll seek another job or maybe crank up your side gig efforts — or both. Am I eligible for…
    - 27 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 5:00pm -

TurboTax Blog: Tax Break

  • Tax Tips for Self-Employed Personal Trainers

    Tax Tips for Self-Employed Personal Trainers

    When it comes to staying fit, personal trainers can often keep you motivated to along your workout journey. If you’re a self-employed personal trainer, your forte is probably in fitness, not taxes. But, did you know there are a lot... Full Story
    - 6 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Tax Withholdings and Your W-4

    Tax Withholdings and Your W-4

    Did you get a large refund this past April? More than $1000? Time to sit down, sip your beverage, and learn a bit about how to adjust your withholdings.
    - 7 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • How Are Gambling Winnings Taxed?

    How Are Gambling Winnings Taxed?

    Most people don't think about taxes on their way to the casino. But what might seem like nothing more than a fun night in Las Vegas actually carries significant tax consequences if you win. Failure to properly report your haul can result in serious p…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • Three Ways to Make This Fourth of July Tax Deductible

    Three Ways to Make This Fourth of July Tax Deductible

    It’s hard to believe Fourth of July is already here! In the lineup of one of the most celebrated holidays, the Fourth of July can be quite expensive as everyone rushes around making last-minute purchases for their celebrations. Despite one... Full…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 4:25pm -
  • Tax Reform 101: How the New Tax Reform Law Changed 529 Education Plans

    Tax Reform 101: How the New Tax Reform Law Changed 529 Education Plans

    Among the many changes resulting from the recently passed tax reform law, benefits under 529 plans have been expanded for 2018 and subsequent years. The new provision in the tax reform law will be a benefit particularly for parents of... Full Story
    - 13 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 5:44pm -
  • IRS Announces They Are Working on a New 1040 Tax Form: Intuit TurboTax Has Got You Covered

    IRS Announces They Are Working on a New 1040 Tax Form: Intuit TurboTax Has Got You Covered

    Today the IRS announced they are working on changes to the 1040 tax forms. The IRS said that “this new approach will simplify the 1040 so that all 150 million taxpayers can use the same form. The new form consolidates... Full Story
    - 17 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 4:07pm -
  • 5 Ways to Boost Next Year’s Tax Refund Now

    5 Ways to Boost Next Year’s Tax Refund Now

    It’s oh-so-nice to get a tax refund in the spring – wouldn’t it be great if you could get one in the summer as well? Sorry, tax refunds come but once a year, but the next best thing is to get a bigger tax refund next year so it lasts into summe…
    - 21 days ago, 25 Jun 18, 12:00pm -
  • Tax Reform 101: Will Getting Married Change My Tax Situation?

    Tax Reform 101: Will Getting Married Change My Tax Situation?

    Are you planning to get married or are getting married soon? If so, congratulations! As you and your significant other plan for the big day and your life together, there is a lot to take into consideration. And as fun... Full Story
    - 24 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 12:00pm -
  • Happy Summer Solstice! 4 Ways to Save This Season

    Happy Summer Solstice! 4 Ways to Save This Season

    Today is the official start of summer! Thoughts of vivid sunsets, theme parks, beach days and weekend getaways come to mind. All of these activities can take a toll on your bank account, but remember that you don’t have to... Full Story
    - 25 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 12:00pm -
  • How Using Bitcoin to Pay for Rent Affects Your Taxes

    How Using Bitcoin to Pay for Rent Affects Your Taxes

    Last year for our anniversary we headed down to Charleston, South Carolina. As we drove through a small town, we saw a billboard advertising how a local breakfast spot was offering its own unique payment system, inspired by Bitcoin. Even... Full Stor…
    - 27 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 4:13pm -

WSJ: Taxes

  • Why April 15 Has Lost Its Claim as 'Tax Day'
    Blame the timing of weekends, as well as the relatively new celebration of Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia, for why April 15 is no longer Tax Day in many years.
    - 26 Mar 17, 11:04pm -
  • U.S. Mining Swiss Bank Data to Find Tax Cheats
    The Justice Department has begun scrutinizing thousands of U.S. taxpayers’ Swiss bank accounts to compare bank information with what the taxpayers have reported to the IRS.
    - 1 Jul 16, 9:35am -
  • U.S. Investors May Owe China
    As access to mainland-listed ‘A shares’ expands, there are questions about tax on gains from 2009 through last year.
    - 26 Apr 15, 8:50am -
  • Taxes: How to Reverse a Mistake
    To fix an error on your tax return, file an amended return on Form 1040X.
    - 17 Apr 15, 8:51pm -
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