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  • Taking the Fun out of Tax Refunds

    Taking the Fun out of Tax Refunds

    By Douglas A. Boneparth, CFP®, AIF®, MBA For the majority of people, a tax refund is something they look forward to receiving. However, financial advisors do not celebrate the fact most people receive a tax refund, because it means they just…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 18, 1:16pm -
  • Use Your Tax Return to Map Out a Better Financial Future

    Use Your Tax Return to Map Out a Better Financial Future

    Don t put away your tax return just yet The numbers on that form offer clues on how to improve your financial future by showing how you make spend and save money Here s where to look section by section Income Diversify your income streams Multiple in…
    - 13 days ago, 10 May 18, 12:31am -
  • Which Financial Documents You Should Save or Shred?

    Which Financial Documents You Should Save or Shred?

    By Peter Lang, AIF® Once tax season is over, people often start to wonder how many years of financial statements they need to save. There are some best practices for what to save and what to shred.  If you don’t own a shredder, buy one.…
    - 13 days ago, 9 May 18, 10:24am -
  • 3 Powerful Tax Strategies for Retirees

    3 Powerful Tax Strategies for Retirees

    Retirees often overlook tax planning This typically is because retirees are in one of the lower tax brackets and are living on fixed incomes that don t provide a lot of tax or financial flexibility Retirees often overlook tax planning This typically…
    - 14 days ago, 8 May 18, 8:30am -
  • 7 Ways the New Tax Law May Impact You

    7 Ways the New Tax Law May Impact You

    By David Flores Wilson, CFP®, CFA, CDFA®, CCFC Many of the changes to the tax code were covered extensively by mainstream media, including the tax bracket changes, the increase in the standard deduction, the elimination of personal exemptions,…
    - 21 days ago, 1 May 18, 10:15am -
  • Rent? Own? Single? Children? 4 Case Studies Show How New Tax Law Could Affect You

    Rent? Own? Single? Children? 4 Case Studies Show How New Tax Law Could Affect You

    On Dec 22 2017 President Trump signed into law H R 1 or The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act TCJA the first major tax reform since 1986 With 2017 s tax season wrapping up now is a good time for Americans to see how the TCJA will affect their tax situation going…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 9:07am -
  • Do Future-You a Solid: Prep for Next Year’s Taxes Now

    Do Future-You a Solid: Prep for Next Year’s Taxes Now

    You ve made it through tax season after spending hours toiling over your return it s OK to stop thinking about taxes now right Not so fast Tax pros say there are a few planning tricks you can 160 try 160 right now while the pain is still fresh and yo…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Apr 18, 5:07pm -
  • How Your Home Sale Will Be Taxed

    How Your Home Sale Will Be Taxed

    Question I m thinking about selling my house and then renting for a while Will I have to pay higher capital gains taxes on my home sale because I m not rolling over the money to a new house Question I m thinking about selling my house and then rentin…
    - 31 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 1:06pm -
  • All Aboard the Tax Volatility Train

    All Aboard the Tax Volatility Train

    For more than three decades the American tax system has chugged along smoothly For more than three decades the American tax system has chugged along smoothly SEE ALSO New Tax Law 2018 Test Your Tax Smarts SEE ALSO New Tax Law 2018 Test Your Tax Smart…
    - 32 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 9:10am -
  • Why Tax Cut Bonuses Ring False

    Why Tax Cut Bonuses Ring False

    Every once in a while, when a baseball player hits one out of the park at an away game, the fan who catches the ball throws it back on the field.  Why celebrate the opponent’s achievement? As rebukes go, it’s not subtle. Sometimes I wonder if…
    - 32 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 8:38am -

TaxACT Blog

  • Changes to the State and Local Tax Deduction Under Tax Reform

    Changes to the State and Local Tax Deduction Under Tax Reform

    You’ve probably heard about the adjustments to the state and local tax deduction. The 2017 tax reform made sweeping changes to how much you can deduct. To better understand the changes that went into effect for 2018, here are the answers to the mos…
    - 5 days ago, 17 May 18, 10:33am -
  • How to Work With the IRS to Pay Your Tax Bill

    How to Work With the IRS to Pay Your Tax Bill

    There’s always plenty of hubbub about tax refunds, but in all reality, lots of Americans end up owing the IRS money after they file. Self-employed people even need to pay a quarterly tax bill! Fortunately, the IRS makes it both simple and convenien…
    - 6 days ago, 16 May 18, 5:34pm -
  • How to Celebrate Memorial Day Under $50

    How to Celebrate Memorial Day Under $50

    Memorial Day is a day to honor our fallen soldiers, and many people choose to spend the long holiday weekend celebrating those lives with family and friends. But unfortunately, those festivities can quickly become costly. Luckily, with a little creat…
    - 6 days ago, 16 May 18, 3:01pm -
  • Are You a Freelancer? Get a Handle on Your Taxes

    Are You a Freelancer? Get a Handle on Your Taxes

    Freelancing brings a lot of great benefits to the table. You get to control your own schedule. You can charge what you want for your services. You can work from practically anywhere. Yet, being a freelancer also comes with its own set of challenges.…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 11:13am -
  • Self-Employed? Here are 5 Things to Do With Your Tax Refund That Will Help Your Business

    Self-Employed? Here are 5 Things to Do With Your Tax Refund That Will Help Your Business

    Who doesn’t love a good refund? There’s the kind you get when you return a shirt to the mall or complain because the Wi-Fi wasn’t working on your cross-country flight. And then there’s the kind that can really make a difference in your annual…
    - 29 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 11:03am -

TurboTax Blog: Tax Break

  • newGraduating Soon? 5 Financial Tips to Help You Manage Your Money and Taxes

    Graduating Soon? 5 Financial Tips to Help You Manage Your Money and Taxes

    The article below is accurate for your 2017 taxes, the one that you file this year by the April 2018 tax deadline. Tax information below will change next year for your 2018 taxes, but won’t impact you this year. Learn... Full Story
    - 8 hours ago, 22 May 18, 11:00am -
  • How to Save for Vacation

    How to Save for Vacation

    Spring is the perfect time to plan ahead and save for your trips. We’ve actually been doing that ourselves, both for business and for vacations. We recently bought a house, so we’re sticking with a debt-free policy on our trips – meaning... F…
    - 8 days ago, 14 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • Why It Can Pay Off to Only Have One Credit Card

    Why It Can Pay Off to Only Have One Credit Card

    When I was younger, I had nearly a dozen credit cards. I wanted to have an optimized credit card strategy that maximized cash back rewards, and I had one that gave 3% at restaurants, gas stations, and bookstores. I had... Full Story
    - 11 days ago, 11 May 18, 1:16pm -
  • Five Tips to Enjoy and Save This Mother’s Day

    Five Tips to Enjoy and Save This Mother’s Day

    Did you know that Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908? There were always various celebrations of mothers, but the first officially recognized holiday became official after a three year campaign by social activist Anna Jarvis. While the spiri…
    - 11 days ago, 11 May 18, 11:00am -
  • 5 Tax Tips for Starting a New Business

    5 Tax Tips for Starting a New Business

    If you are venturing out on your own, congratulations! Starting your own business can be tremendously rewarding, if you do it right. From business plans to market strategies, there’s a lot of important financial decisions ahead. So let’s start yo…
    - 11 days ago, 11 May 18, 11:00am -
  • How I Spent Less and Increased My Refund This Tax Season

    How I Spent Less and Increased My Refund This Tax Season

    Confession time. Ever since I started filing my taxes in college, I’ve used an accountant. And not just any old account, but my family’s trusted accountant who always gave us a “great deal” – or so I thought! This year,... Full Story
    - 13 days ago, 9 May 18, 12:40pm -
  • 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…
    - 14 days ago, 8 May 18, 1:23pm -
  • How to Save While Planning Your Wedding

    How to Save While Planning Your Wedding

    Wedding season is starting and for many couples, it’s the biggest, and most expensive, event they’ve ever planned. As overwhelming as wedding planning can be, keep in mind that with some thoughtful planning you can have a day you treasure foreve…
    - 14 days ago, 8 May 18, 12:35pm -
  • W-4 Withholding and Tax Reform

    W-4 Withholding and Tax Reform

    On December 22, the President signed the tax reform bill into law, but it’s important to keep in mind that for most people, the bill does not affect their taxes for 2017 (the ones they file in 2018). Now that you have... Full Story
    - 14 days ago, 8 May 18, 11:00am -
  • Happy National Teacher Day! Five Tax Tips to Educate You on Tax Savings

    Happy National Teacher Day!  Five Tax Tips to Educate You on Tax Savings

    Thank goodness for teachers! If you are a teacher, you might have your thoughts more on what you will do during your well-deserved vacation than on taxes, but saving on taxes is really a year-round project. So before you close... Full Story
    - 15 days ago, 8 May 18, 3:10am -

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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