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Retirement Tip: States With No Income Tax

You work hard for your money, so it makes sense to keep as much of it in your pocket as you can once you stop working. Minimizing the taxes you pay on your income in retirement can help. See Source
Posted On 16 Dec 2015

Retirement Tip: States With No Sales Tax

If you’ll be living on a fixed income in retirement, every dollar will count. That’s why it’s smart to factor in all expenses including taxes when picking a place to retire. See Also 15 Worst States for RetirementTake sales Source
Posted On 16 Dec 2015

IRS Audit Red Flags You Need to Know

Let’s be clear up front The odds are pretty low that your tax return will be singled out for review. The Internal Revenue Service, short on personnel and funding, audited only 0.86% of all individual returns in 2014. The Source
Posted On 13 Dec 2015

4 Ways to Finish 2015 in Strong Financial Shape

With all the extra spending on gifts and travel during the holidays, the end of the year can be a tough time to feel like you’ve made positive financial growth. A recent  Gallup poll  shows that the average American family plans to spend more than $800 on Christmas gifts alone,...
Posted On 10 Dec 2015

Tax Breaks for Caregivers

If you provide more than 50% of the relative’s support and she has a gross income (not counting tax free Social Security benefits) of less than $4,000 in 2015, you can claim her as a dependent on your tax Source
Posted On 10 Dec 2015

Oil Majors See Opportunity In Climate Action

By Nick Cunningham Economists have long held up carbon taxation as an ideal way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but except in a handful of cases, the tricky issue of politics has all but left the idea in the economists’ toolbox. However, the carbon tax has picked up a bit of...
Posted On 04 Dec 2015

Play DraftKings or FanDuel? The IRS Wants to Know About Your Winnings

Are my DraftKings and FanDuel fantasy sports winnings taxable? Where would I need to report it? DraftKings and FanDuel, the two leading sites in the burgeoning daily fantasy sports industry in which folks compete for cash prizes by selecting Source
Posted On 04 Dec 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Giving Stock to Charity

Is it better to give stock or cash to a charity? Do I need to do anything special to give stock? See Also How to Make the Most of Your Charitable GivingThe best strategy depends on whether the stock Source
Posted On 04 Dec 2015

Taxes and Reducing Capital Gains

Market downturns, are a good time to adjust your fund portfolio to minimize the tax bite. Here’s how to calculate the best ways to do that now and in the future. Taxable accounts you hold longer than a year Source
Posted On 01 Dec 2015

When an Amended Tax Return Could Mean More Cash for You

If you do your own taxes or work with a bad tax preparer, the IRS could come after you for money you still owe, plus interest — or you could be leaving money on the table without realizing it. Fortunately, the IRS allows you to file an amended tax return to fix any mistakes or...
Posted On 28 Nov 2015