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Doing Taxes Yourself Isnt as Hard as You Think

By  Kathryn Hauer , EA, CFP Learn more about Kathryn on NerdWallet’s  Ask an Advisor When I was a 21-year-old newlywed, I couldn’t bear the thought of paying someone to do our simple taxes. So I went to the library, got the forms and did them myself. That was back in the...
Posted On 13 Feb 2016

The Smart Way to Pay Lower Taxes on Your Business

By Craig Smalley Learn more about Craig on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor It can be advantageous for a relatively young business to organize as an S corporation. But once your company starts to show a healthy net profit, splitting off some business operations into a C corporation...
Posted On 05 Feb 2016

8 Dangerous Tax Mistakes

By Barbara Friedberg Pinching pennies and investing are not the only sound strategies to build long-term wealth. Smart tax planning and avoiding dangerous tax mistakes play a big part in increasing your disposable income as well. Learn a bit about the tax system and save yourself...
Posted On 05 Feb 2016

When Will I Get My Tax Refund From the IRS?

Yes, you can file your 2015 tax return now. You should have received the forms you need your W 2s and 1099s by the end of January. The tax filing deadline is April 18, 2016, but it’s a good Source
Posted On 05 Feb 2016

Middle Class Tax Breaks for the Rest of Us

If you believe that tax breaks are for millionaires and companies with offshore subsidiaries, you’re probably paying too much to the IRS. In recent years, lawmakers have enacted dozens of tax incentives targeted at middle class Source
Posted On 05 Feb 2016

Taxes and ID Theft-Critical Steps

Your letter from the Internal Revenue Service says a bogus tax return was already filed in your name. Or your electronically filed return bounces back because fake returns are already on file with your Social Security number ( SSN ). Source
Posted On 05 Feb 2016

How to Resolve Your Tax Debt

By  Craig Smalley Learn more about Craig on NerdWallet’s  Ask an Advisor Most people don’t want to be behind on taxes, but if you do fail to pay the Internal Revenue Service, it’s important to know what happens. Here’s a look at the  collections process  and how you...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016

5 Tax Mistakes Made by Millennials

By Stefanie O’Connell Millennials, who range in age from early twenties to mid-thirties today, are in a life phase of ongoing change and evolution — from students to graduates to independents to spouses. Navigating the in-betweens of these many major milestones is no...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016

Tax Breaks for College Costs

The big day has finally arrived. Your son or daughter applied to colleges, sifted through the acceptances, and decided where to spend the next four (or five or more) years. Now all you have to do is figure out Source
Posted On 02 Feb 2016

Middle Class Tax Break: Tax-Free Capital Gains

For most people, long term capital gains are taxed at 15%. Same goes for qualified dividends. The wealthiest investors are taxed at 20%. See Also The Most Overlooked Tax DeductionsBut investors in the two lowest income tax brackets pay Source
Posted On 30 Jan 2016