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  • Best States to Move to in 2018 for Lower Taxes

    Best States to Move to in 2018 for Lower Taxes

    Sometimes the only way to get a big raise is to change jobs and that can mean moving to another state But before you accept an offer always consider the hit your paycheck will take from state and local taxes after you relocate Here are the three most…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 9:32am -
  • Week Ahead: 3 Reasons Why This May Not Be A Quiet Week for Stocks

    Week Ahead: 3 Reasons Why This May Not Be A Quiet Week for Stocks

    In the U.S, it is Thanksgiving week, and that normally means a period of calm for the stock market. Earnings season is drawing to a close, and as traders take time off and prepare for the holiday, volume and volatility are usually low with a slight u…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 10:56am -
  • The GOP Tax Plan Has The Wrong Real Winners And Losers

    The GOP Tax Plan Has The Wrong Real Winners And Losers

    Whenever a government changes a taxation scheme, there are current winners and current losers. After a new tax scheme goes into effect, most people adjust and then there are a different set of winners and losers. A simplier tax scheme with fewer l…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 7:57am -
  • The States With the Scariest Death Taxes

    The States With the Scariest Death Taxes

    Federal estate taxes are no longer a problem for all but the extremely wealthy In 2017 as much as 5 49 million in assets is exempt from federal estate taxes double that for a married couple In 2018 the exemption will rise to 5 6 million However state…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 3:21pm -
  • Things You Should Know About the GOP Tax Plans

    Things You Should Know About the GOP Tax Plans

    We knew immediately that the tax overhaul blueprint released by House Republicans November 2 was a long way from the finish line Despite fitful efforts at crafting tax plans beginning when the Republicans took over the House of Representatives in the…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 3:21pm -
  • Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for Investors

    Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for Investors

    With Congress attempting the most sweeping overhaul of the nation s tax laws in a generation this could be your final chance to take advantage of some of these too often overlooked tax deductions Be sure you make the most of them with your 2017 retur…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 3:21pm -
  • Gifting a Life Insurance Policy to a Charity

    Gifting a Life Insurance Policy to a Charity

    Earlier this year Grace who is a recent widow and longtime client found herself questioning the need of an old whole life policy The policy had cash value of 100 000 and a death benefit of 220 000 With the passing of her husband and her two grown chi…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 3:19pm -
  • 5 Tax-Planning Steps to Take Before the Year Ends

    5 Tax-Planning Steps to Take Before the Year Ends

    By  Lawrence Sprung, CFP® As we enjoy the final quarter of 2017 (yes the last two months of the year are here), I am sure you cannot believe how fast this year has gone by.  Keep in mind that the year is not going to slow down and there are sev…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 9:51am -
  • 10 Hidden Fees to Watch Out for in Retirement

    10 Hidden Fees to Watch Out for in Retirement

    If you want to guarantee a happy, stable  retirement , it's important to start saving — and investing — now. Unfortunately, hidden fees can wreak havoc on even the smartest investment strategies. Along with consulting fees, you might find yourse…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 8:44am -
  • In A Week Of Distractions, Stay Focused On Data And Taxes

    In A Week Of Distractions, Stay Focused On Data And Taxes

    What matters above all else to traders and investors alike this week is that they remain focused on the two subjects that have real, long-term significance, and don’t get distracted by stories that seem more interesting, but have limited impact. By…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 11:02am -

TaxACT Blog

  • newTop Tax Deductions for Personal Trainers

    Top Tax Deductions for Personal Trainers

    Reading Time: 3 minutesAs a personal trainer, you have a lot of expenses depending on how you run your business. For example, if you train out of your car, driving to parks and client homes, you likely pay more for gas than normal. You also have to p…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:34pm -
  • How to Calculate the Self-Employment Tax

    How to Calculate the Self-Employment Tax

    Reading Time: 1 minuteNo matter what self-employment looks like for you, you’re responsible for ensuring the taxes on your net earnings are paid to the Internal Revenue System (IRS). And the self-employment tax (SE tax) is part of that. Officiall…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 4:09pm -
  • Tax Cuts and Job Act Tax Reform Calculator

    Tax Cuts and Job Act Tax Reform Calculator

    Reading Time: 3 minutesAt the beginning of November, the House Republican leaders released their version of the tax reform bill called Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Estimate how those proposed changes could impact your tax situation using the Tax Cuts and J…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 10:45am -
  • Are Expense Reimbursements Considered Taxable Income?

    Are Expense Reimbursements Considered Taxable Income?

    Reading Time: 2 minutesThe IRS considers some employee benefits to be taxable income. But, do employee expense reimbursements fall into that category? Question I work for a small company, and employees don’t have corporate credit cards. Recently my…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 3:30pm -
  • Five Self-Employed IRS Tax Forms for 2017

    Five Self-Employed IRS Tax Forms for 2017

    Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you’re even a moderately successful freelancer, you likely know you have to file a tax return and pay taxes on your income. But, which tax forms do you need to file your taxes? Here are five Internal Revenue Service (IRS)…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 3:03pm -

TurboTax Blog: Tax Break

  • newChange Up Your Fall Festivities with these Fun and Frugal Activities

    Change Up Your Fall Festivities with these Fun and Frugal Activities

    As this year wraps up, many people are getting ready to travel or have family over. Whether you’re celebrating the holidays or just looking to connect with your loved ones, spending time together is a priority. Typically, it’s all about... Full S…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:59pm -
  • new10 Easy End of Year Tax Tips to Increase Your Tax Refund

    10 Easy End of Year Tax Tips to Increase Your Tax Refund

    It’s hard to believe that we are in the last quarter of the year! With 2017 coming to an end, now is a great time to make some easy and smart tax moves to help lower your tax bill and increase... Full Story
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:15pm -
  • When Can You Claim a Tax Deduction for Health Insurance?

    When Can You Claim a Tax Deduction for Health Insurance?

    With the end of the year approaching and open enrollment for 2018 health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace ending on December 15, 2017, now is a good time to review your health insurance coverage and ensure that it still... Full Story
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • How Holiday Bonuses are Taxed for Contract Workers

    How Holiday Bonuses are Taxed for Contract Workers

    Are you expecting a year-end bonus for your contract work this year? If so, think of everything you can spend that money on: holiday gifts, paying off credit card debt, a big screen TV. However, if you’re a contract worker,... Full Story
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:39pm -
  • Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Really Worth it?

    Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Really Worth it?

    With Thanksgiving approaching this week, you might be thinking about a strategy for your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping and ending up with a few questions. Are the deals really worth it? How can I make sure I’m getting the... Full Story
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • Save the (Tax) Dates!

    Save the (Tax) Dates!

    2018 is right around the corner, and that means two things: it’s time to buy a new calendar, and tax season is almost here. Once you have that new planner (or your phone calendar!) handy, check out these important tax... Full Story
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Save with a New Tax Relief Donation Law and Holiday Giving

    Save with a New Tax Relief Donation Law and Holiday Giving

    As the holiday season quickly approaches, the giving season is also upon us, as many of us feel encouraged to donate during the last few months of the year. This year, in the wake of the recent devastation caused by... Full Story
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • Observe Veterans Day with 7 Savings and Tax Deductions Available for Military Families

    Observe Veterans Day with 7 Savings and Tax Deductions Available for Military Families

    Veterans Day is a day of celebration and remembrance for all of the Veterans who served our country and those military members still serving our country. In honor of our military members and their families, we would like to share... Full Story
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 11:20am -
  • Tax Benefits Available for Victims of Natural Disaster

    Tax Benefits Available for Victims of Natural Disaster

    If you haven't already filed your taxes and were a victim of recent severe storms, flooding, or disasters you may have more time to pay taxes and file your tax returns if you were affected and in counties designated as federal disaster areas qualifyi…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • 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.
    - 14 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 2:00pm -

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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