What You Need to Know About Filing Taxes Jointly

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What You Need to Know About Filing Taxes Jointly

What You Need to Know About Filing Taxes Jointly

As a married couple, you and your spouse have the option of filing taxes jointly or separately. The IRS does encourage you to file your income tax returns jointly by providing a host of resources and incentives to do so. There are a lot of advantages to filing taxes jointly. However, there are also some... Read More

The Ultimate How-To on Filing Your Taxes for Free

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The Ultimate How-To on Filing Your Taxes for Free

The Ultimate How-To on Filing Your Taxes for Free

If you bristle at the idea of having to pay to file your taxes, you’ll be happy to know that the IRS found 70% of all taxpayers are eligible to prepare and file their federal tax returns for free. And a variety of free federal and state tax solutions can help qualifying taxpayers file their 2018 tax returns without... Read More

10 State and Local Taxes Determined by Your Location

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10 State and Local Taxes Determined by Your Location

10 State and Local Taxes Determined by Your Location

While federal tax law controls your life on April 15 each year, the state and local taxes you pay are determined by your location. Here’s a look at 10 state and local taxes that affect your local tax liability each year. State Income Tax versus Federal Income Tax Your federal income tax return is one... Read More

Can You Pay IRS Taxes with a Credit Card?

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Can You Pay IRS Taxes with a Credit Card?

Can You Pay IRS Taxes with a Credit Card?

If you’re not getting a tax refund and you have to pay, you can pay IRS taxes with a credit card. Depending on who you talk to, paying your income taxes with a credit card is either brilliant way to earn credit card rewards or a financial move that is only a last resort. The... Read More

Form 1099-C and How to Avoid Taxes on Canceled Debt

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Form 1099-C and How to Avoid Taxes on Canceled Debt

Form 1099-C and How to Avoid Taxes on Canceled Debt

Did you know that the Internal Revenue Service considers forgiven debt a source of income, and have to pay taxes on that “income.” And if you’ve ever settled a debt for less or had debt forgiven entirely, you probably got a surprise in the mail come tax season: the dreaded Form 1099-C. Form 1099-C is... Read More

What Do I Need to Know If I Haven’t Filed My Taxes Yet?

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What Do I Need to Know If I Haven’t Filed My Taxes Yet?

What Do I Need to Know If I Haven’t Filed My Taxes Yet?

Like most people, I haven’t filed my taxes yet. I’m busy. I haven’t even started getting organized. If you’re like me, whatever your reason for not filing yet. It’s really not a big deal. We have until April 15 after all. But, waiting until the last minute to file our taxes means we might be rushed.... Read More

4 Ways to Lower Taxes in Retirement

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4 Ways to Lower Taxes in Retirement

4 Ways to Lower Taxes in Retirement

What are your plans for retirement? Do you think that maybe you will sail around the globe with your special someone by your side? We all have wonderful plans for our retirement. That’s why we work so hard to save for it. Things like 401(k)s, IRAs, and other forms of personal savings and investments help... Read More

Guide to Taxes in All 50 States

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Guide to Taxes in All 50 States

Guide to Taxes in All 50 States

Benjamin Franklin once said nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Whether it’s income, sales, property or any other type, taxes are a part of our daily lives. And yet, how much do you actually know about the money you pay to Uncle Sam or why you even do it in... Read More

Guide to Taxes in All 50 States

Taxes

Guide to Taxes in All 50 States

Benjamin Franklin once said nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Whether it’s income, sales, property or any other type, taxes are a part of our daily lives. And yet, how much do you actually know about the money you pay to Uncle Sam or why you even do it in... Read More

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