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Its Tax Season, Are You Prepared?

By  Jennifer E. Myers, CFP® The 2017 tax filing season began on January 23, 2017. That’s the day that the IRS began accepting electronic tax returns. Electronic filing is now the most popular method for preparing and submitting tax returns, accounting for more than 80% of total...
Posted On 24 Feb 2017

How Should I Handle a Tax Windfall That I Dont Want?

I sympathize with your quandary Yes in the long run this proposed simplifying of our arcane tax code lower rates coupled with fewer deductions and credits should be good for boosting economic growth and eventually raising total tax revenues But in the near term as you surmise it Source
Posted On 24 Feb 2017

6 Tax-Efficient Strategies to Keep More of Your Money in Retirement

Too many retirement minded individuals focus on profits when what they really should be paying attention to is the bottom line People need to craft a strategy on how to help keep their hard earned dollars instead of worrying solely about returns It s something many people have...
Posted On 24 Feb 2017

Americans Dont Know Much About Taxes – or That They Might Get Them Done for Free

A new survey by NerdWallet and Harris Poll finds that Americans are failing at basic tax knowledge, and a significant number of taxpayers could be needlessly paying for tax software and services that they might be able to get for free. The online survey of over 1,800 U.S. adults...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017

Heres Your 4-Year Financial Plan For Living With The Trump Administration

Are you still thinking about how to prepare your finances for a Donald Trump presidency? Financial experts have some simple advice: Don’t let your emotions dictate your investments . It’s easy to get caught up in predictions about what will happen to the stock market,...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017

Guide to 7 Top Tax Software Programs, 2017

The tax software business is getting as crowded as the cereal aisle at your local grocery store and that s good news for do it yourself taxpayers New entrants are offering deals forcing veteran players to up their game or lower their prices The best tax software for you will Source
Posted On 20 Feb 2017

Youve Decided to Give Back (Well Done!), Now Do It Wisely

If you re reading this then charitable giving matters to you I applaud you If you re reading this then charitable giving matters to you I applaud you SEE ALSO Tax Planning for Owning a Second Home SEE ALSO Tax Planning for Owning a Second Home I also want to point out that while...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017

Heres The No. 1 Thing Americans Do With Their Tax Refund

The average income tax refund in 2016 was $2,860 — that’s some serious “extra” money you don’t want to leave on the table . But, how do you plan on spending your tax refund? To find out, GOBankingRates conducted a survey and asked Americans, “What do you plan on doing with your...
Posted On 17 Feb 2017

California Bill Aims to Stop Local Netflix Tax Ordinances

California assembly member Sebastian Ridley Thomas wants to make sure that you won t have to pay taxes on binge viewing any time soon 160 Ridley Thomas who is representing Southern California s District 54 in the State Assembly recently introduced a bill that would stop Source
Posted On 13 Feb 2017

Amazing Tax Deductions And Breaks

Okay admit it As you ve struggled with your tax return trying to come up with some extra deductions to pump up your refund or reduce what you owe you ve taken a few flights of fancy Can I claim a deduction for all those blood donations at the Red Cross Nope How about a Source
Posted On 13 Feb 2017