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IRS Inflation Adjustments for 2014
Find out the IRS inflation-adjusted numbers for 2014 tax returns.
Bunching Tax Deductions to Meet the Threshold for Itemizing
If you don't meet the threshold for itemizing deductions, consider these strategies for timing certain expenses to increase your deductions for that year.
Do You Need to Pay the Nanny Tax?
The answer depends on how your hire your nanny and much you pay the person.
Are Disability Pensions and Benefits Taxable Income?
Not always, but many disability-related payments are taxable income.
Is Unemployment Insurance Taxable Income?
This may come as a surprise to many, but unemployment benefits generally are taxable.
How does the Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal Affect Your Taxes?
Find out what the new tax deal means for you in 2013.
Key Changes in Tax Laws for 2012 Individual Returns
Understand the significant tax law changes that will affect your 2012 tax return.
IRS Inflation Adjustments for 2013
From the standard mileage rate, to retirement plans, to Social Security, here are the IRS inflation-adjusted numbers for 2013 tax returns.
The New Medicare Payroll Tax
Find out about this extra 0.9% payroll tax for high income earners.
How Obamacare Will Affect Your Taxes
The new health care law includes some tax increases for high income taxpayers.
Welcome to the New Post-"Bush Tax Cut" Era Tax Rates
A look at the new tax rates for 2013 and beyond.
Will You Have to Pay the New 3.8% Medicare Tax When You Sell Your House?
Find out more about the new Medicare tax on unearned income.
Tax Tips for the Newly Married
Follow these simple steps to avoid problems at tax time.
Why Raising Taxes On the Rich Doesn't Hurt the Economy
Lowering top tax rates has not proven to increase economic growth. Here are the facts and figures.
The Mortgage Interest Deduction: Is It Under Attack?
The Pease limitation was reinstated in 2013 which will reduce itemized deductions for some high income homeowners.
How the Rich Got Pushed Off the Fiscal Cliff
From the new capital gains tax rate to the Medicare taxes to the Pease limitation: How the wealthy will pay higher taxes in 2013.
Moonlighters Must Pay Self-Employment Taxes
If you have a second job as an independent contractor, you'll have to pay self-employment taxes on the income you receive.
Are Tax Preperation Services Any Good?
Whether you hire a CPA, enrolled agent, large commercial tax preparer, or self-employed tax preparer, it's up to you to make sure your return is prepared properly.
Are Merit Awards Taxable?
Usually, yes-- although there are ways to avoid owing taxes by giving the money away.
How to Check On Your Tax Refund
The IRS's online tool -- "Where's My Refund?" -- can help you track your tax refund.
Tax Tips for Workers Who Earn Tips
Find out what constitutes a tip and your reporting and recording obligations for tips.
Taxes When You Sell Things Online
Find out what your tax reporting obligations are if you sell something online.
The IRS Direct Deposit Tax Refund Option
If you want to get your tax refund as soon as possible from the IRS, you should choose the direct deposit option.
Taxes When You Hire a Nanny
Make sure you understand the payroll tax rules if you hire a nanny.
Can I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card?
Paying by credit card may be convenient but learn why it's generally not a good idea.
Bitcoins and Tax Liability
Will you owe income tax on profits earned from Bitcoins -- the online digital currency? Yes; learn when and why.
A Comparison of State Tax Rates
See how your state's tax burden compares with other states.
States With the Highest and Lowest Taxes On Cigarettes and Alcohol
Find out the tax-friendly and unfriendly states for smokers and drinkers.
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