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Kira is a longtime blogger and serial entrepreneur who enjoys gardening, garage sales, and finding stray animals. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, where football is a distinct season, and by day runs a research study for people with multiple sclerosis. She hopes that the MoneyCrashers team can help you achieve your goals and live a great life.
1099-div tax form

IRS Tax Form 1099-DIV – How Are Dividends Taxed?

Many investors choose to invest in dividend-bearing stocks, or mutual funds focusing on dividend payers, as part of their portfolio. And those dividends can pay off in a major way. Investing in dividend-bearing stocks can...
Understanding 1099 Misc Boxes

IRS Tax Form 1099-MISC – Instructions for Small Businesses & Contractors

In an effort to help make filing taxes easier this year, we are breaking down the various IRS tax forms to help you know if you need them, and how to use them.If you're a freelancer...
Basic Guide Filing Tax Returns

How to File Your Tax Return – 2019 Basics & Guide

Doing your own taxes can be confusing, but it's a life skill that all financially informed people should develop. We've gathered information to help you learn about tax basics, prepare for completing your return,...
form 1098

What Is a 1098 IRS Tax Form – 1098-C, 1098-E, 1098-T

In an effort to help make filing taxes easier this year, we are breaking down the various IRS tax forms to help you know if you need them, and how to use them.There are...
Irs Capital Gains Losses Tax Rates Deductions

What Is IRS Capital Gains & Losses Tax – Calculate Rates & Deductions

Whether you're new to the world of investing, or you're thinking of selling stocks, bonds, or real estate you've had for some time, it is important to consider how you'll be taxed on those...
Filing Taxes After Divorce

Filing Taxes After Divorce – Tax Implications & Claiming Children

In addition to the many challenges presented by divorce, you must work to untangle your financial situation. And following a complicated divorce, tax issues become more complex than they were when you filed as...
Kids Tax Return

Filing Taxes for Kids: Does My Child Have to File a Tax Return?

If your kids discovered the joys of capitalism this year, raking in the dough from paper routes or pizza delivery, or receiving stocks or bonds instead of toys for their birthdays, they may also...
Irs Tax Extension Filling

How to File for an IRS Tax Extension Electronically or With Form 4868

My best friend is chronically late for everything: dinner, work, parties, you name it. Unfortunately, this behavior can have dire consequences when tax season rolls around. Several years ago she was in a panic...
Retirement Account Tax Implications

Tax Implications of Retirement Accounts – IRA & 401k Distributions & Withdrawals

When your retirement accounts are growing, it's great to see the numbers climb. But when you retire and start taking money out of your IRA and 401k, the taxes you owe can take a...
Deduct Health Insurance Premiums Expenses

Deducting Health Insurance Premiums & Healthcare Expenses on Your Taxes

The cost of healthcare has been growing much faster than inflation, and will likely continue that trajectory considering the changes implemented by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This unfortunate trend may leave you...
Reporting Capital Gains Loses

Tax Form 8949 – Instructions for Reporting Capital Gains & Losses

In an effort to help make filing taxes easier this year, we are breaking down the various IRS tax forms to help you know if you need them, and how to use them.If you have capital...