SEP or Roth IRA?

May 27, 2019 by

Are you self-employed (a freelancer)? Then you may be able to build a retirement fund far faster contributing to a SEP IRA instead of to a Roth IRA.

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Can’t Pay Your Taxes?

Mar 11, 2019 by

You’ve finished your tax return, yay! But there’s just one problem: you don’t have the money to pay your taxes due by April 18. Now what?

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Pay Debt with 401(k) Loan?

Dec 31, 2018 by

If you have high-interest debt like credit cards, that chunk of change you’ve accumulated in your workplace retirement account may look mighty tempting. Why not lend it to yourself, pay off the credit cards, and save the interest expense?

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Extend Your Tax Deadline!

Apr 17, 2017 by

File IRS Form 4868 to get an automatic 6-month tax filing extension. But you can’t postpone paying what you owe!

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Where’s My Refund?!!?

Mar 14, 2017 by

If your tax refund is late, it could be because of new legislation that requires the IRS to delay issuing refunds for millions of filers.

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Why I Love Capital Gains (and ...

Feb 23, 2017 by

What’s the best thing about capital gains? The income tax you don’t pay on them!

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2016 EITC

Jan 31, 2017 by

Overlook the Earned Income Tax Credit and you may have missed out on the chance to cut your tax bill by $6,269!

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Top 10 Posts 2016!

Jan 18, 2017 by

What did visitors to Money Counselor read most in 2016?

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Tax Free IRA Distribution

May 10, 2016 by

Here’s how to stiff Uncle Sam on the tax on required minimum distributions from your traditional IRA. No offshore tax haven needed. 🙂

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Enjoy the Weekend!

Apr 13, 2016 by

Are you beginning to panic about meeting Monday’s tax filing deadline? Relax! To get a filing extension from the IRS, all you have to do is ask.

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