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Tax Deductions

Back to School Tax Tips for Teachers

Mark Steber | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

Across the United States, children are headed back to school, which means teachers are stocking their classrooms. Thanks to the PATH Act, the Educato...

6 Things To Do This Summer To Save Money At Tax Time

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Gorgeous weather, cold drinks and barbeque -- summer can feel like an endless vacation. But between day trips, the annual family vacation and regular ...

Tax Tips for Healthcare Professionals

Mark Steber | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

According to the Bureau of Labor Stats last year, 12 of 20 of the fastest growing occupations were in the healthcare industry. If you are one of the ...

7 Tax Strategies You Can Use Right Now

Mark Steber | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

It's easy to put off thinking about taxes until the end of the year or more likely until April 14, but with a couple simple steps you could make next ...

Giving in America - a Winning Situation

Mark Steber | Posted 05.21.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

Americans are some of the most generous people in the world. We not only donate our money, but we donate our time to help those in need here in the U...

How to Tell If a Charity Is Legitimate: Tools and Tips for Donors

Mike Montali | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Mike Montali

Donating to charity is a noble thing to do, but be sure you do your research before you donate your hard-earned money. Looking into the organization and using good judgment will help give you peace of mind that your donation is going towards a good cause.

National PrepareAthon! Day

Mark Steber | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

As if Tax Day wasn't stressful enough last week, the people in Texas had severe storms and flooding beginning the day before their taxes were due and ...

Find Out If You Qualify to Take the Student Loan Interest Deduction Worth Up to $2,500

Andrew Josuweit | Posted 04.01.2016 | Education
Andrew Josuweit

One demoralizing aspect of paying student loans is the interest. Each month, only some of the money you send off is actually going toward the principal - and your education is costing far more than the sticker price.

Kids and Tax Write Offs

MoneyTips | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

How to Determine Dependents to Maximize Tax Savings Did your kids get a taste of the real world and decide that living off Mom and Dad was not so bad ...

Life Changes Can Cause Bumps in the Tax Road

Mark Steber | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

Last year, like every other year, there were tons of tax law changes approved at the last minute. Tax law changes cause concern and confusion for tax...

13 Top Deductions of the Self Employed

MoneyTips | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

Working for yourself can be very fulfilling, but it requires attention to detail -- especially when it comes to your taxes.

Must Read Tax Tips for LGBT Couples

David Rae | Posted 03.15.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

Whether you've been together for years or decades, as newlyweds your 2015 taxes may be the first time as an LGBT married couple you'll be filing jointly on your federal return.

13 Of The Most Popular Tax Deductions

MoneyTips | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

Put that Baker's dozen of doughnuts aside, because we have a better Baker's dozen for you -- thirteen excellent tax deductions to save money on your 2...

Trump's Health Care Plan Is Just As Terrible As You Imagined

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump likes to say he's different from other Republicans -- that he wouldn't let people die in the streets because they don't have health care....

31 Tips When Doing Your Own Taxes

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Valerie Rind, Contributor With tax filing season well underway, you might feel like you're getting buried in the details, especially if you're doi...

Tax Deductions are Good, But Tax Credits Are Better

Mark Steber | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

Here are five credits that can reduce your tax bill, could possibly eliminate it altogether and maybe even give you a bigger tax refund

5 Tax Mistakes Made by Millennials

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Stefanie O'Connell, Contributor Millennials, who range in age from early twenties to mid-thirties today, are in a life phase of ongoing change an...

Congress Extends Many Expired Tax Breaks: Learn How You Could Benefit

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Just like the holidays, tax season seems to creep up before you know it. While you may be thinking creep is the only thing the holidays and taxes have...

What Do Extenders Mean to Your Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

Each year, many children across the world wait to see what Santa will bring them for Christmas. But if you're into taxes, the jolly fellow isn't anywhere on your radar. Instead, you're waiting to see what Congress gives you this year -- hopefully by the time you read this piece.

Start Now for a Healthy 2016

Mark Steber | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

For most Americans, it would be a stretch, but let's just say you want to give someone a big cash gift this year. Let's say you're feeling really generous and want to give your BFF $10,000 dollars. Guess what? They would not have to pay any taxes on it.

No Brag Just Fact

Sandy Thomas | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Back in 1986 Moorhead High (Moorhead, Minnesota) alumni were planning a 10th year reunion. My husband Glenn and I were both members of Moorhead High'...

Tax Tips for Dads

Mark Steber | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Whether you are crawling on the floor with your new baby or walking into the real world with your college graduate, here are a few pointers on how to save some money come tax time.

'Give Me a Break!' 11 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions And Credits

LearnVest | Posted 05.27.2015 | Money
LearnVest

To help alleviate the sting of paying Uncle Sam, we asked CPAs to share some of the most commonly overlooked tax deductions and credits for everyone from newlyweds to new homeowners.

The 10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions and Credits

Betterment.com | Posted 05.18.2015 | Money
Betterment.com

Most taxpayers can use a standard deduction when filing their taxes, but you can possibly save more money if you're eligible for a variety of itemized deductions or credits.

Six Tips On Preparing For Tax Day

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.18.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

But whether you prepare your own return or work with a tax professional, there are ways to make the process less burdensome. It all hinges on a bit of upfront organization, and having a basic understanding of how your tax bill is calculated.