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How to Reduce or Avoid Capital Gains Tax on Property or...

Capital Gains Tax? Yes, besides sales tax, excise tax, property tax, income tax, and payroll taxes, individuals who buy and sell personal and investment...
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Top 7 Options for Free Online Tax Preparation Software & Services

Bank account promotions aren't the only way to get your hands on free money. If you have a relatively simple tax situation - for example, if...
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6 Education-Related Tax Credits & Deductions for College Tuition & Expenses

Unless you have wealthy parents or are blessed with a full-ride scholarship, your own or your children's college education is going to be a...
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How to Calculate Federal Income Tax – Rates Table & Tax...

United States income tax laws are based on a progressive tax system. Essentially, this means that everyone pays a percentage of their income to the...
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What Is Child Support – Laws & Guidelines for Payments

According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), about 41% of first marriages end in divorce. For second and third marriages, that number...
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Box 12 Codes on Tax Form W-2 Explained

Below is the explanation of the Box 12 Codes on the W-2 tax form. A - Any uncollected Social Security tax or RRTA tax on tips. You'll...
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List of 16 Commonly Overlooked Personal Tax Deductions & Credits for...

Tax time is stressful, but it helps to be aware of possible deductions ahead of time so that you can keep appropriate documentation to maximize deductions...
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How to Pay Federal Estimated Taxes Online to the IRS

It often seems that employees get the better part of the deal when it comes to paying taxes. Some money is withheld from their...
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What Is the Gift Tax – IRS Rules, Rate & Maximum...

A question that comes up every year from friends or clients is, "How much can I give my child, grandchild, or friend so we...
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How to Fix the United States’ Debt Problems & Reduce Federal...

According to projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), America will continue to spend more than it receives in revenues from 2016 to 2026, and...
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4 Reasons the IRS Can Seize Your Income Tax Refund Money...

If you've recently filed your taxes and were expecting a nice fat refund check, you may be shocked if you check the tax refund...
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What’s the Best Online Tax Preparation Software? TaxAct vs TurboTax vs...

In recent years, it's taken me much longer than I'd like to complete my tax return. That's because I've taken it upon myself to evaluate...