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What’s My Tax on That Stock?

If you want to sell shares, figuring out how much tax you owe on the proceeds can be vexing. You need to find out what your cost basis is What the stock cost originally (after adjustments). The difference between Source
Posted On 17 Aug 2015

Get a Tax Break for Donating Your Time-Share

I want to get rid of my time share. Can I donate it to charity and get a tax deduction? R.C., Ogden, Utah Yes, if you can find a charity that is willing to take it. But you have Source
Posted On 12 Aug 2015

Your Mid-Year $$ Checkup

This time of year marks a great moment to slow down and look at your financial progress in 2015. How are you tracking against goals you set in January, and do you have an opportunity to save more, give Source
Posted On 02 Aug 2015

How to Write Off Medical Expenses on Your Taxes

2015 has been a rough year. I’ve had multiple surgeries and a couple ER visits, in addition to all our regular copays for doctor visits and prescription drugs. And it’s only July Can I at least look forward to Source
Posted On 31 Jul 2015

Finding Your Forgotten $$

An estimated $42 billion in unclaimed property languishes out there. Is some of it yours? Here’s how to find out and get your money. Unclaimed money often sits buried in abandoned bank and investment accounts, uncashed dividend checks and Source
Posted On 27 Jul 2015

Hey, Fed: Admit Your Limits

Apparently, the Federal Reserve is taking the summer off. Since so many people erroneously believe that this flawed institution is all powerful, maybe the bank can use its idle time to come clean with the public about its limitations. Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

Can I Write Off My Kids Summer Camp on My Tax Return?

My son goes to camp for most of the summer, and his babysitter picks him up and watches him until I come home from work. Can I take the child care credit for these costs? If you pay for Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

What Happens to Your Flexible Spending Account When You Quit

I’m leaving my job in the middle of the year and will have spent more from my flexible spending account than the amount I will have contributed by then. Do I need to pay back the extra money? M.F., Source
Posted On 09 Jul 2015

10 States Where Taxes Are Going Up

Some states, still facing tight budgets after years of recession and slow recovery, are turning to tax increases to make up for the shortfalls. In some states, you’ll soon pay more for Gucci bags and other luxury Source
Posted On 02 Jul 2015

Education Tax Breaks for Online Courses

Do online college courses qualify for the American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning tax credits, or do only classes taken in person at a brick and mortar college qualify? N.F., Beltsville, Md. Whether you take a class online or in Source
Posted On 24 Jun 2015