2016 Federal Income Tax Brackets, Deductions, and Exemption Limits

Just as we move into the 2015 “tax season” – when we begin preparing our income taxes for the year that just ended – the IRS rolls out the new federal income tax brackets, deductions and exemption limits for 2016! Confusing, perhaps, but absolutely necessary at the same time. After all, it’s 2016 now and all […]

Published or Updated: January 6, 2016

12 Last Minute Tax moves for 2015

With the year coming to a close, now is a good time to consider a few last-minute tax moves. With just a little effort, you potentially can save thousands in taxes. And even though 2016 is just around the corner, there’s still plenty of time to get last minute tax moves completed. Here are 12 tax […]

Published or Updated: December 23, 2015

Is a Donor-Advised Fund Right for You?

My wife and I opened a donor-advised fund several years ago. We chose Vanguard because it’s fees are some of the lowest available anywhere. Having made our charitable contributions through the fund, including donating appreciated stock and mutual fund shares, I thought it was time to cover this unique way to make donations. In addition, […]

Published or Updated: December 10, 2015

9 Tax Moves to Make Now

With the end of the year approaching, now is the perfect time to examine your tax situation from an investor’s perspective. After all, paying too much in taxes is the ultimate net-worth killer. Fortunately, some thoughtful end-of-year tax planning could result in you paying far less than you ever imagined. Here are nine tax moves […]

Published or Updated: September 24, 2015

10 Last Minute Tax Tips From Jackson Hewitt

With April 15th just around the corner, I jumped at the chance to talk with Mark Steber, the Chief Tax Officer with Jackson Hewitt. Jackson Hewitt is one of the largest tax preparation services in the country. Mark has been with the company for about a decade and has worked in various facets of income […]

Published or Updated: April 8, 2015

2015 Federal Income Tax Brackets

Just as the sun is setting on the 2014 income tax filing season, it’s time start looking toward the year that’s already in progress. To get the ball rolling, let’s look at the 2015 federal income tax brackets. Each year the IRS adjusts just about everything connected with income taxes – including income tax brackets – to […]

Published or Updated: April 2, 2015

How to Adjust Your Tax Withholdings for a $0 Return

It’s still early in the new year, and certainly early enough if you’d like to adjust your tax withholdings to a more accurate number. Most of us are aware that we can do that simply by filling out IRS Form W4 with our employers. The form enables you to adjust your income tax withholding by […]

Published or Updated: April 24, 2015

FreeTaxUSA Review

FreeTaxUSA is an online tax preparation website that enables you to Prepare, Print & E-file your taxes free. At least that’s true in regard to filing your Federal income tax return. This looks to be a pretty solid, if not spectacular, online tax preparation software. Let’s take a closer look. Who and What is FreeTaxUSA? […]

Published or Updated: March 30, 2015

How to Determine if You’ll Owe the Obamacare Penalty Tax

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the biggest overhaul in the US healthcare system since the implementation of Medicare in 1965. It is an attempt to expand health care coverage to the entire population, as well as to eliminate traditional barriers, such as pre-existing conditions. These benefits, however, do not come without cost. One of […]

Published or Updated: March 30, 2015

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