Adopting a child can be expensive. Fortunately, there are federal and state assistance programs that minimize financial obstacles to adoption. If you’re considering adopting, here are the tax credits you might be eligible to claim.
State and local taxes in the U.S. add up to real money. There’s a huge difference between the highest-taxed states and the lowest. If you’re considering where to set down roots or looking to move to a lower cost-of-living area, read on to learn which states offer the lowest tax rates.
You never know when you’ll face a complex tax situation that calls for outside help. When your tax issues are too complex to handle on your own, hiring a tax attorney makes sense. Not sure if you need a lawyer? Ask yourself these three questions to find out.
The law expects all parents to provide financial support to their children. When parents don’t live together, a child support order can ensure a noncustodial parent provides support. Find out more about your legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to child support.
Did you move to take a new job this year, or are you considering moving for work soon? Unfortunately, thanks to new tax legislation, moving expenses are no longer deductible for most people. Are you one of the lucky ones who still qualify? If so, this is how you make sure you don’t overpay.
Real estate investors can reduce their taxes through myriad strategies and incentives. But when it comes time to sell, many property owners face sticker shock at their tax bill. These strategies can help you reduce — or better yet, eliminate — your taxes when you go to sell.
April 15 — Tax Day — is a day of dread, stress, anger, and fear for many people. Trying to make sense of a rat’s nest of paper receipts, canceled checks, brokerage statements, and other miscellaneous bits of information is frustrating and time-consuming. Avoid the stress by following these tips.
Have you ever gotten a much higher income tax refund than you expected? Or worse, owed money at the end of the year? That’s because the amount withheld from your paycheck is inaccurate. But you can fix it by adjusting your federal income tax withholdings, which you can do in a few simple steps.
If you missed the tax deadline, you're likely very concerned about fees, penalties, and how to file your taxes late. The good news is that it can happen to anyone, for a variety of reasons, and you can still get back on track. Here is some advice for doing just that, whether you’re owed a refund or you owe tax to the IRS.
When you file a tax return for your small business, one of the questions on the form asks about your accounting method: cash or accrual. Deciding whether your business uses the cash or accrual accounting method is a pretty significant decision. Which should your small business use? Learn more here.
Many employers and employees think of fringe benefits as freebies that don’t impact the employee’s taxable income. But that’s not always the case. Leaving them out of the employee’s wages can be a costly error to make. Learn more about fringe benefits and which ones you do and don’t have to report.
From tax planning to business accounting, there are many reasons to entrust your finances to a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Here are five steps to choosing a CPA who’s a good fit for you, and with whom you’ll feel comfortable working over the long term.