Health Savings Accounts Fill Multiple Tax Needs

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The Health Savings Account (HSA) is one of the most misunderstood and underused benefits in the Internal Revenue Code. Congress created HSAs as a way for individuals with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to save for medical expenses that are not covered by insurance due to the high-deductible provisions of their insurance coverage. However, an HSA […]

October Extended Due Date Just Around the Corner

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If you could not complete your 2021 tax return by April 18, 2022 and are now on extension, that extension expires on October 17, 2022. Failure to file before the extension period runs out can subject you to late-filing penalties. There are no additional extensions (except in designated disaster areas), so if you still do […]

Life Changing Events Can Impact Your Taxes

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Throughout your life, there will be certain significant occasions that will impact not only your day-to-day living but also your taxes. Here are a few of those events: Getting Married – If you just got married or are considering getting married, you need to be aware that once you are married you no longer file […]

Inflation and an Economic Slowdown: A Double Whammy for your Finances

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Newspapers and media reports have been filled with talk of inflation and recession. Experts are arguing about the definition of the latter. Pundits are pondering whether the slowdown reflected in the latest consumer price index report means that inflation has peaked. You, in the meantime, are still staring in disbelief at the numbers that are rolling by […]

Not All Interest Is Deductible For Taxes

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A frequent question that arises when borrowing money is whether or not the interest will be tax deductible. That can be a complicated question, and unfortunately, not all interest an individual pays is deductible. The rules for deducting interest vary, depending on whether the loan proceeds are used for personal, investment, or business activities. Interest […]

Don’t Overlook Your Charitable Contributions

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Your charitable contributions include a wide variety of tax-saving opportunities, some you may not be aware of, and some that are frequently overlooked. And there are some contributions that you may believe are deductible that really are not. Being knowledgeable of what is and is not a qualified charity, a qualified charitable contribution, and charitable […]

Will Your Planned Retirement Income Be Enough after Taxes?

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That is an important question because the actual money you have to spend when you retire depends upon the after-tax sources of your retirement income. Thus it is important to understand how the various retirement vehicles are taxed. There is significant diversity in taxation since a retiree must consider both Federal and state taxes on […]

Divorce and Taxes – What Are the Implications?

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This article explains the precautions to take when getting a divorce, and several tax concerns that need to be addressed to ensure that taxes are kept to a minimum and important tax-related decisions are properly made. Five issues to consider in the process of divorce include alimony or support payments, child support, personal residence, pension […]