Tax Saving Strategies for Investors
Two creative and practical ways to be smarter with investments...The first this article explains is how to get more out of investment interest expenses. The second is how to deal with worthless stock by writing it off as a loss, then keeping it!
Are You Getting Good Financial Advice?
Finding financial guidance is easy, judging the worth of it can be a much tougher task. Even hiring a professional adviser is no guarantee you?get great advice. If you?paying someone for a personalized plan, you especially want to make sure you?getting your money?orth. Don't just look at the numbers, what's your gut telling you?
Swap Tactic Lets You Defer Capital-Gains Tax
"Like-Kind Exchange" can apply to many kinds of real estate trade-ups. Section 1031 is valuable to those involved in trading and can also be very tricky (and costly) if not carefully executed. This article is an interesting introduction to section 1031 and highlights many of its advantages along with some important planning tips.
The Secret of Creating Wealth
A smart and quick review of George S. Clason's book, The Richest Man In Babylon. A true secret of building wealth is revealed.
Financial Planning Checklist
Once you've finished with your year-end filing, and your return is on its way to the IRS, take a minute to consider these questions concerning short and long-term financial goals, IRAs, Keoghs, employee benefits, your children(s)' education, emergency funds, and many others. These planning techniques can help you decide if the money you have left over is really left over money!
Are You A Tax Time Bomb?
Learn the Six Commandments for Staying Out Of Jail and how simple they really are to follow. The last thing we all want is a painful and expensive federal audit. When executed, these six items can help you sleep soundly at night.
IRS Targets: What To Do If You're One Of Them
The IRS targets 4 types of taxpayers for regular audits. If you're self employed, work out of your house, hire independent contractors, or haven't filed a return recently, here's what to do.
How To Neutralize The IRS's Power
Considering that that the IRS is solely responsible for collecting Federal taxes and imposing penalties for late, understated, or evasive filings, the IRS poses one of the largest financial threats to many individuals and business owners. Here's how to neutralize their power.
How To Avoid An Audit Completely
Successfully avoiding audits, while still claiming significant deductions is possible if you follow 11 simple steps.
Yearly Tax Calendar
Although timing of some activities is critical, it's important to review all tax considerations from the perspective of your specific needs and establish an individualized planning calendar. This short article highlighting key points of yearly tax planning, broken up into quarters, is a great guide to model your customized plan by.
Current Tax Rates
The tax rates seem to change every year. Here's this years rates.