Tax Deductions: A Comprehensive Guide

Tax Deductions: A Comprehensive Guide

Taxes can be intimidating, but with a little bit of knowledge and planning, you can navigate through tax deductions like a pro. Tax deductions are expenses that reduce your taxable income, ultimately reducing the amount of tax you owe. View full post…

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Is Your Tax Refund Forfeited?

Is Your Tax Refund Forfeited?

Are You Sure You Don’t Have a Tax Refund Due?

Usually when the tax filing due date arrives, most taxpayers breathe a sigh of relief. What most taxpayers don’t realize, that date will close the window for many on their ability to file a claim for a tax refund. READ THIS CAREFULLY: The IRS stated that for the tax year 2017, up to 1.4 million individual taxpayers lost their ability to claim a refund by missing the three year statute.

Those same individuals forfeited $1.35 billion in View full post…

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Taxes on the Sale of a Foreign Home

Taxes on the Sale of a Foreign Home

How Is the Sale of a Foreign Home Taxed?

There are many U.S. citizens who live and work part or full time in a foreign country. At some time, they will be faced with the taxation on the sale of a foreign home when they decide to move back to the USA. Many, as well, have enjoyed the balmy weather of Southern France, but miss the View full post…

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8 Social Security Myths

8 Social Security Myths

Cracking the 8 Social Security Myths – Once and for All

For many individuals planning to retire, benefits paid by social security play a big part in their retirement plan. According to the Social Security Administration, in 2020, about 65 million Americans will receive over $1 trillion in benefits.

Many individuals, though, don’t have a good understanding as to when the best time for them to begin taking benefits. Having a good understanding of how the program works is still a mystery to a lot of people, and the main reason Social Security myths persist.

We’ve reviewed this topic in detail and have come up with 8 misconceptions that seem to surround View full post…

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5 Ways To Manage Your Money Better

5 Ways To Manage Your Money Better

5 Ways to Manage Your Money Better & Take Charge of Your Finances

Do you put off making changes to better manage your money? If you have financial fears, does the prospect of financial planning seem next to impossible? If so, you’re not alone. Almost one half of Americans find this scary, and it doesn’t have to be.

There’s no need to postpone a much-needed review of your financial situation any longer. Getting your finances back on track and knowing where your hard-earned money is going, is not that difficult. Over 80% of Americans say that they would like to be in better control of their finances.

For that reason, we offer a simple checklist of five options that you can review to fit your specific personal circumstances. By following them, you will be well on your way to being able to manage your money better.

  • First and foremost, get rid of credit card debt. Many individuals are carrying several credit cards with high balances with high fees and very high interest rates. Many are only able to pay the minimum payments required, and in doing so, will be paying on those cards into old age.

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Tax Effects of Divorce | Be Aware of Them

Tax Effects of Divorce | Be Aware of Them

8 Tax Effects of Divorce You Need to Consider

Anyone contemplating divorce has many issues to consider, the least of which is income tax. However, how your divorce is structured could have a serious impact on your income taxes. The two primary points that most couples are usually concerned with are alimony and a name change, but these are only two of many tax effects of divorce issues that must be considered.

The following are some important issues to consider in a divorce proceeding:

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