Taxes

IRS Opens Door to Student Loan Repayment Employee Benefit

IRS Opens Door to Student Loan Repayment Employee Benefit

While it currently only applies to one company, the IRS has opened the door for companies to being offering an employee benefit whereby workers have an opportunity to both pay down student loan debt and save for retirement with the same dollars.

7 Ways to Turn Your Tax Refund Into Thousands More

7 Ways to Turn Your Tax Refund Into Thousands More

 If you're excited about getting a tax refund, imagine how excited you would be if you could double ot triple the value of the refund. Here are a few smart ideas to use your tax refund for that will amplify the boost to your cash flow.

Plan to Hit Bigger Tax Deductions Next Year

Plan to Hit Bigger Tax Deductions Next Year

Financially savvy people know the best time to start on next year’s taxes is the beginning of this year. Your tax return is a historical document about what happened last year, so there is very little you can plan and change. Next year, however, hasn’t happened giving you control over the tax planning environment.

Why File Income Taxes Early If You Aren’t Getting a Refund

Why File Income Taxes Early If You Aren’t Getting a Refund

Waiting until April to do your taxes could cost you more than you think. Submitting your taxes early isn’t just for those expecting a big refund. Advantages of early filing include easier money management if you owe additional taxes, opportunities for greater deductions, and reducing the risk of identity theft and fraud.

Tax Reform: New 2018 Tax Tables, Deductions, & Exemptions

Tax Reform: New 2018 Tax Tables, Deductions, & Exemptions

After lots of argument and fighting, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been passed. Whether you like the tax reform bill or hate it, the reality is we have a new tax code for the foreseeable future. Here are key components of the new tax code which impact most taxpayers.

IRS Signals 1031 Exchange Threat

IRS Signals 1031 Exchange Threat

The IRS is trying to put the scare into real estate investors looking to push the timelines for 1031 exchanges. If you own investment real estate, a 1031 exchange can save you significant taxes, but the IRS is signalling it will aggressively enforce the rules.

Trump Tax Plan: The Good, The Bad, And What it Means for You

Trump Tax Plan: The Good, The Bad, And What it Means for You

The President's proposed tax revision may be interesting water-cooler talk, but you shouldn't spend much time on it. As the proposed individual income tax reforms are far from being law, there is nothing you can do to adjust your tax strategy in preparation. Still, it is fun to dissect the good and bad of the President's plan.

Stop Overpaying Your Taxes

Stop Overpaying Your Taxes

Your goal in filing your taxes should not be to get to a big tax refund so you can use the money all year long. You can use your tax return to help you estimate next year's taxes and withhold only what you need to pay your taxes. Withholding less will increase your take home pay each pay period. 

Maximize Your Tax Deductions

Maximize Your Tax Deductions

Your tax planning options are based on understanding and substantiating the expenses which may qualify for a tax deduction. Keeping records and documents of any expenses related to the categories in this article will help your tax preparer to maximize your deductions each year.

Four Questions to Ask Before Donating Property to Charity

Four Questions to Ask Before Donating Property to Charity

The benefits of giving to others are many, including health, happiness, and tax deductions. The complexities of the tax code, however, can cause unhappy surprises for those who donate without proper planning. Make sure you understand the answers to these questions before donating any property, including cars, personal items, stocks, or real estate.