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May 22, 2015 12:21 pm

No, filing status has no impact on eligibility for the credit. Owners of residential low-income rental buildings can claim a low-income housing credit over a 10-year period. You can learn more about t...

May 22, 2015 12:02 pm

The earnings limit for those like you who have not yet reached the full retirement age is $1,310 per month, or $20 more per month than in 2014. If you exceed this limit, you’ll lose $1 of benefits f...

May 22, 2015 12:01 pm

No, federal income taxes are not deductible. But if you also paid state income tax in 2014 for 2013, you can deduct it on your 2014 federal income tax return....

May 22, 2015 9:44 am

The tax law gives the custodial parent the right to claim the exemption for a child as long as the child does not provide more than half of his/her own support. However, that parent can waive the righ...

May 22, 2015 9:40 am

The fee can be deductible as an itemized medical expense (in excess of 7.5% of adjusted gross income if your mother is 65 or older) as long as entry into the facility is on the direction or suggestion...

May 22, 2015 9:38 am

Each spouse who has a policy can take the deduction up to the dollar limit for his/her age. Thus, if both spouses are age 71 and they each pay premiums in 2015 of at least $4,750, they can deduct $9,5...

December 2, 2014 8:30 am

Yes, but you need to consider how to make the child a beneficiary. Being a minor means the child can’t inherit the account outright; you’ll need to name a custodian who manages the account until t...

December 2, 2014 8:30 am

Yes. Exchange traded funds, or ETFs, are essentially stock, and the wash sale rules apply to stock as well as mutual fund shares and bonds. Thus, a loss on the sale of an EFT cannot be recognized if y...

November 18, 2014 8:30 am

Not really. Most of the taxes you refer to (as well as taxes on airline tickets, gasoline at the pump, and cable and Internet access) are excise taxes, which are not deductible as itemized deductions ...

November 18, 2014 8:30 am

The law doesn’t put a cap on generosity. However, when gifts to an individual exceed a certain amount, you’ll have to deal with federal gift taxes. In 2014, you can give up to $14,000 per individu...

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