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  • Planning for Retirement the R.I.T.E. Way

    Planning for Retirement the R.I.T.E. Way

    By  Scott Bishop, CPA, PFS, CFP® Most Americans spend decades of their lives working and planning to save for retirement. However, when they get close, there is very little discussion on how to plan for retirement income and distributions. Ther…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 1:07pm -
  • See If These 3 Tax Errors Are Hiding in Your Paycheck

    See If These 3 Tax Errors Are Hiding in Your Paycheck

    Scrutinizing your pay stub sounds about as fun as burning your tongue but in this case the pain can pay off More than half of the U S workforce has experienced a problem with a paycheck at least once according to a recent survey by think tank The Wor…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 2:34pm -
  • Tax-Smart Ways to Withdraw Funds From a 529 College Plan

    Tax-Smart Ways to Withdraw Funds From a 529 College Plan

    A 529 plan can be a great way to save for college giving you tax free investment growth and withdrawals for qualified expenses but getting your money out when those tuition bills start rolling in can be tricky Pros say there s a right way and definit…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 1:01pm -
  • Sales Tax Holidays Save Shoppers Money on Back-to-School

    Sales Tax Holidays Save Shoppers Money on Back-to-School

    No matter how you calculate it back to school shopping is expensive Families with children in grades K 12 planned 160 to spend an average of 235 39 on clothing 204 06 on electronics 126 35 on shoes and 107 76 on school supplies 160 for 160 back to sc…
    - 20 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 12:57pm -
  • A 'Simple' Idea to Save on Taxes

    A 'Simple' Idea to Save on Taxes

    If you are a small business owner you may want to consider a very popular small business company retirement plan called a SIMPLE IRA There is a reason why it is called simple It s about as easy to open as an IRA with larger contribution limits and op…
    - 20 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 8:57am -
  • How You Can Protect Your Paycheck

    How You Can Protect Your Paycheck

    If you’re living paycheck to paycheck and having a hard time keeping up with your bills, you might be at risk for having a debt collector garnish your wages. Debt collectors at a collection agency are legally allowed to intercept your paycheck if…
    - 20 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 8:17am -
  • 6 Tips For Making Money As A New Business

    6 Tips For Making Money As A New Business

    As a new business, you want to make money. But sometimes it’s easier said than done. Making money isn’t always about just receiving payment for goods or services. Ensuring that you are paid on time and that you are paid the right amount matte…
    - 27 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:43am -
  • Keep More of Your Retirement Savings with Tax-Bracket Planning

    Keep More of Your Retirement Savings with Tax-Bracket Planning

    If you re like most people planning for retirement your focus for years has been on growing your nest egg accumulating as much as you can so you can live comfortably and without worry If you re like most people planning for retirement your focus for…
    - 27 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 8:02am -
  • Blockchain: Putting the 'Block' On Healthcare Fraud, Waste, And Abuse

    Blockchain: Putting the 'Block' On Healthcare Fraud, Waste, And Abuse

    Shutterstock photo By Michael Scott As the Republican party struggles with their Obamacare measures, massive issues still face the U.S. healthcare system: fraud, waste and abuse. According to a report from the Department of Health and Human…
    - 28 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • 3 Often Overlooked Areas of Financial Risk

    3 Often Overlooked Areas of Financial Risk

    By Timothy Golas We live in a world fraught with risk. Almost no activity is "risk-free," and a prudent investor knows that greater  risk  does not always mean greater reward. I believe successful families have a duty to be well-educated on the…
    - 29 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 10:56am -

TaxACT Blog

  • It’s Taxable: Report Your Tip Money as Income

    It’s Taxable: Report Your Tip Money as Income

    If you work at a job where you normally receive tips, you understand how that money can quickly become an important part of your income. However, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), tip money is also taxable. For that reason, it’s impo…
    - 15 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 3:35pm -
  • How to Track Self-Employed Expenses All Year Long

    How to Track Self-Employed Expenses All Year Long

    Numerous advantages come with being your own boss. For starters, you can set your own hours and vacation schedule. It gives you the flexibility to work remotely and spend some time enjoying a nomadic lifestyle. In fact, you may not have to change out…
    - 16 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 2:57pm -
  • How to Save for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

    How to Save for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

    Being your own boss comes with a variety of perks. But it also forces you to handle work typically taken care of by a human resource or finance department. For example, you have to find your own health care plan and deduct taxes from your payche…
    - 27 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:19pm -
  • 9 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Day

    9 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Day

    Weddings are known as a once in a lifetime event. But, while choosing the perfect venue and finding a beautiful gown are important, it’s probably best for your wedding day to not cost your entire life savings. The Knot, a well-known wedding websi…
    - 27 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:46am -
  • 7 Steps to Complete a Mid-Year Financial Check-Up

    7 Steps to Complete a Mid-Year Financial Check-Up

    Annual wellness check-ups are a great way to keep tabs on your health and ensure you’re making the right choices for your mind and body. But, when it comes to your personal well-being, are annual check-ups only for your physical health? What about…
    - 30 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:26pm -

TurboTax Blog: Tax Break

  • How Social Security Income is Taxed

    How Social Security Income is Taxed

    Not everyone has to pay taxes on their Social Security benefits. To see if your Social Security will be taxed, you have to look at your *combined income and your marital status. Find out more here.
    - 2 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 6:26pm -
  • Who Can I Claim As a Dependent?

    Who Can I Claim As a Dependent?

    The question “Who can I claim as my dependent?” has remained a confusing topic for many taxpayers and an area where tax deductions are often missed or misstated on tax returns. Did you know you may be able to claim... Full Story
    - 5 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • Back-to-School: Education Tax Benefits to Offset Education Costs

    Back-to-School: Education Tax Benefits to Offset Education Costs

    College is expensive. If you are looking for a way to offset some of your education costs, the government offers some tax credits and deductions designed to help students and their parents.
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 5:20am -
  • Child Tax Credit 101 [Video]

    Child Tax Credit 101 [Video]

    Learning about tax credits and deductions that you qualify for can make a big difference at tax time. If you’re a parent, you’ll be happy to know that you may qualify for the Child Tax Credit if you have children.... Full Story
    - 10 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
  • Even Self-Employed Bosses Need Time Off

    Even Self-Employed Bosses Need Time Off

    This year has been amazing, but also very packed for me business wise. I started the year off co-hosting a financial summit, published my book, Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money, and this week I launched my first course! I... Full Story
    - 12 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 1:12pm -
  • Can I Claim My Girlfriend or Boyfriend as a Dependent?

    Can I Claim My Girlfriend or Boyfriend as a Dependent?

    Are you living with your girlfriend or boyfriend? Have you ever wondered whether or not you could claim him or her on your tax return as a dependent? Like many things in life, it depends. Even if it feels like... Full Story
    - 15 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 12:23pm -
  • Bonus Time: How Bonuses Are Taxed and Treated by the IRS

    Bonus Time: How Bonuses Are Taxed and Treated by the IRS

    Bonuses can change your tax situation depending how large the bonus and what methods employers use to tax the income. Find out how bonuses(supplemental income) are taxed.
    - 15 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • Tips for Paying Off Summer Credit Card Debt

    Tips for Paying Off Summer Credit Card Debt

    We’re halfway through the year! How have you been doing with your finances? If you’re behind on some of your goals, that’s okay. There’s plenty of time to get back into the swing of things! One goal many people have... Full Story
    - 16 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 6:32pm -
  • Can My Boat or RV be Claimed as a Primary Residence on My Taxes?

    Can My Boat or RV be Claimed as a Primary Residence on My Taxes?

    Recently, there have been a plethora of stories about folks looking for a simpler life. For some, that simpler life is a tiny house where the upkeep and costs are low, and you strip your residence down to the bare... Full Story
    - 19 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 3:21pm -
  • Summer Cleaning Donations

    Summer Cleaning Donations

    Now that summer is upon on us, it might be a good time to go through your closets and clear out a little room while you have some more free time. Despite what you may have heard, making donations of property is not as scary or tricky as some have mad…
    - 19 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 1:23pm -

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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