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13 Worst Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

By Caroline Banton People typically don’t want to pay more taxes than they need to, but a tax refund implies just that. Withholding more money than necessary each paycheck means that an individual forgoes the opportunity to earn interest on that money elsewhere....
Posted On 02 Mar 2016

The Best State to Live In for Low Taxes

States tax residents in a variety of ways. Place too much emphasis on any one tax, and you run the risk of missing the bigger tax picture. A state with no income tax might very well levy high sales Source
Posted On 02 Mar 2016

Tax Breaks That Refuse to Die

Congress has a habit of waiting until the last minute to change tax rules. But at the end of 2015, lawmakers did taxpayers a favor by making some temporary tax breaks permanent. See Also 9 Tax Breaks for the Source
Posted On 02 Mar 2016

How to File an Amended Tax Return

I read your column about how you can take advantage of a portion of the child care credit even if you use your flexible spending account for child care costs. I have two kids and a lot of child Source
Posted On 02 Mar 2016

Take Every Deduction

Every possible tax deduction can help when your money is tight. Yet many available legal deductions go unclaimed each year simply because most taxpayers still don’t know the breaks exist. From eyeglasses to airline baggage fees, you might qualify Source
Posted On 02 Mar 2016

Savers Credit: A Retirement Tax Break for the Middle Class

Saving for retirement is even more rewarding if your earnings are low enough to qualify for the Saver’s Tax Credit. Single filers with adjusted gross income of $30,500 or less may be eligible. Taxpayers married filing jointly must have Source
Posted On 25 Feb 2016

Child Tax Credit: A Tax Break for the Middle Class

Kids are expensive. A typical middle class family spends nearly $250,000 to raise a child to the age of 18. While Uncle Sam can’t foot the bill for you, the Child Tax Credit can lessen the sting. See Also Source
Posted On 25 Feb 2016

15 Minutes a Month to Maintain Financial Health

If you’ve been struggling to follow through with your financial goals for 2016, there’s still plenty of time to get back on Source
Posted On 25 Feb 2016

Earned Income Tax Credit: A Tax Break for the Middle Class

Even if you don’t owe tax or aren’t required to file a return, there’s a strong incentive for people who work to file anyway the Earned Income Tax Credit. Depending on your income and how many children you have, Source
Posted On 25 Feb 2016

Use Tax Mapping to Trim Taxes in Retirement

Preparing for retirement isn’t just about accumulating enough Source
Posted On 25 Feb 2016