Tax Returns

 

Does It Pay to Be Old?

That may be the conclusion you reach when you see the tax breaks limited to those of a certain age:Medical and dental expenses. While most taxpayers can itemize these costs only if the total excee...

Amended Returns: If and How

If you eagerly filed your 2013 income tax return but have more information or concerns now and need or want to amend it, determine whether to do so and how.Must you file an amended return? If you ...

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Other Education Assistance

Higher education pays off in greater lifetime earnings, says the U.S. Census Bureau (https://www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/p23-210.pdf). But higher education isn’t cheap, and most students and their ...

Need More Time for Tax Actions?

Some tax deadlines are carved in stone, but others may be written in pencil and can be changed under the right circumstances. If you need more time to file your 2013 income tax return, all you have to...

Contributions to IRAs Versus Roth IRAs: Confused No More

There are two personal tax-advantaged ways to save for retirement: an IRA, which may be deductible or nondeductible (“traditional IRA”), and a Roth IRA, which is made with after-tax dollars. These...

25 Ways to Receive Tax-Free Income

Income that the tax law exempts is the best type to receive. This income becomes more valuable as your tax bracket increases. The following is a list of tax-free income that you may be entitled to. Be...

What Mileage Rates Apply in 2014?

Each year, the IRS sets standard mileage rates for various types of travel. The rates can be used to figure the cost of the driving rather than keeping track of your actual car expenses. However, you ...

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