Will the AMT Zap You?

Feb 14, 2014 by

Americans’ elected representatives have created a semi-secret weapon to help assure you pay what they deem is your fair share: the Alternative Minimum Tax.

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Tax Preparer Selection Tips

Feb 10, 2014 by

Don’t let the IRS keep more of your money than it deserves!

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2014 Tax Numbers to Know

Jan 13, 2014 by

The new year brings more than resolutions. The IRS updates many numbers important to your taxpaying life!

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Tax ID Theft Awareness

Jan 8, 2014 by

Due to explosive growth in the scam, the FTC has made January 13-17 Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. What are the risks? What should you do if you’re victimized?

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These Tax Breaks Ending!

Dec 18, 2013 by

You’ve got until December 31st to take advantage one last time of these five tax breaks.

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Net Investment Income Tax

Dec 6, 2013 by

A provision of the Affordable Care Act means some U.S. taxpayers will pay a 3.8% surtax on unearned 2013 income.

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Is Your 401(k) a Rip-Off?

Nov 1, 2013 by

You dutifully max out your 401(k) plan contributions every year, as the finance gurus recommend. But some plans may backfire and actually slash your retirement fund.

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Tax Panic?

Apr 9, 2013 by

The tax return procrastinator’s best friend: IRS Form 4868, “Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.”

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Our Tax Prep Bill

Apr 4, 2013 by

We just paid CDN$1,900 to have our several tax returns done. Was that foolish?

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Forgiven Mortgage Debt Taxable...

Mar 22, 2013 by

Generally the IRS considers forgiven debt to be taxable income. But don’t panic. Broad exclusions apply to cancelled or forgiven mortgage debt.

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