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Top Tax Planning Tips for Self-Employed

People who work for themselves enjoy several perks and benefits. However, a nice tax break is not necessarily one of those perks. Because self-employed taxpayers have to pay their own payroll tax – the entire 15.3 percent Social Security and Medicare tax – they often get

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New Tax Reform Could Change How Dependents Affect Your Taxes

For years, taxpayers have enjoyed a certain number of personal exemptions at tax time. If nothing else they could count themselves. If you were married and dependent children then the number of exemptions just kept going up. But now things

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Are Taxes the Biggest Threat to Your Inheritance?

When a family member passes away there is always a lot to consider. Besides all the funeral arrangements, his or her estate has to be dealt with. That is often where things get messy. Taxes are always an issue when

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How to Avoid Capital Gains Taxes

For many of the nation’s high net worth individuals, much of their wealth comes from capital gains. Capital gains are better than income because they are taxed at a much lower percentage than other income. While capital gains taxes could

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When Should You Receive Your Tax Refund?

The top question on everyone’s mind at tax season is when will get my refund? After all, that’s the only incentive people really have to do their taxes. The problem is the answer is never set in stone. Despite claims

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First Half of Current Fiscal Year a Record-Breaker for U.S. Treasury

It’s been another record year for the federal government so far, which is in the midst of its current fiscal year. At the end of March, when the government reached its halfway point of the 2016 fiscal year, it had

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Is Tesla Dodging Taxes in Denmark?

Another day, and another report of a large company trying to avoid paying taxes somewhere in the world, has hit the news media. This time around it’s Tesla Motors Inc. that is facing accusations of tax dodging in Denmark. The

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Four Things to Consider Now for the Upcoming Tax Season

It’s November already. How can that be possible? The more important question is what are you going to do about it? Although it seems like the last tax season just ended a few months ago, the next tax season is

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Could You Lose Health Care if You Don’t File a Tax Return?

There’s been no shortage of confusion since the Affordable Healthcare Act became a law. Likewise, there has been no shortage of discontent with the bill, either. Obamacare, as it is widely known, continues to find ways to leave people in

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How Much Did California Taxes Affect NBA Free Agency?

The NBA finals are now in the rear view mirror, as is the league’s draft. In fact, the free agency period has largely ended as well, as far as the big-time impact players are concerned. It was an unusual year

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