Category Archives: Taxes

Tax Cartoons

Get your fill of tax cartoons: Tax Cartoons 2006

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Turn In Tax Cheats And Make Money

While most people don’t like to pay taxes, what’s even worse is when you know someone who should be paying taxes, but they are cheating on them to not pay their fair share. According to the IRS, taxpayers underpay their … Continue reading

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Adjust Tax Withholdings – Daily Tip

With taxes due just around the corner, you have (or soon will) find out whether you’re paying or receiving a refund. While a large tax refund is fun to get, it’s also an indication that you’re not having the correct … Continue reading

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Charitable Contribution Worth – Daily Tip

With the tax deadline right around the corner, you have already finished your taxes or will be finishing them soon. now is a great time to look at what deductions you were able to take and see if you can … Continue reading

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Google Finance Launches

You’ll be able to get a lot more information on the Google Finance from other sources – it seems geared toward companies and investing rather than personal finances, but there is one nice feature that I wanted to point out … Continue reading

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New Site – Tax Press Releases

The latest of our satellite sites is TaxPressRelease.com. It will be interesting to see how this site develops. I decided to build this one for a couple of reasons. First, when the IRS makes changes, they sometimes rewrite or delete … Continue reading

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Taxes & Quotes

One of the joys (see sarcasm dripping all around) of living in a foreign country is that you get to do taxes twice. While Japanese tax forms are not near as complicated as taxes in the US, the simplicity factor … Continue reading

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Use A Credit Card To Pay Taxes

If you ever had a doubt that credit card companies only had their best interest in mind, you can see it clearly in the recent escalation of credit card offers aimed to entice you to put your taxes on your … Continue reading

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Steps To Help Avoid A Tax Audit

I just finished up an article on the main site about some simple steps you can take to help avoid a tax audit They include: 1. Make sure all the math calculations on your return are correct 2. Be sure … Continue reading

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Financial Challenge – Day 12

Welcome to another week and Day 12 of the Financial Challenges. With W-2 forms arriving in the mail you should be getting ready to do your taxes soon if you haven’t started them already. The IRS Free File tax network … Continue reading

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Financial Challenge – Day 6

In the last challenge we talked about contributing to your 401(k) plan to get the matching funds. Unfortunately, some people don’t have access to a 401(k) fund or their company doesn’t match any contributions to the 401(k) fund. If this … Continue reading

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IRS Tax Info For Hurricane Victims

For those who were affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, the IRS has released a new publication – Publication 4492 (Information for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma) – which is now available on the IRS website. … Continue reading

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IRS Tax Free File Now Available

Free File is a program going on its fourth year where a number of the top tax software companies offer their software for free to those filing taxes through the Internal Revenue Service’s website. Basically what happened was that the … Continue reading

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Analyzing Promotions

One important aspect in getting your personal finances in order is being able to critically analyze offers that come to you to see whether or not they are a good deal. The offer come-ons often make it sound like there’s … Continue reading

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Electronic Tax Filing Begins Today

Electronic IRS Debuts Today Beginning today, taxpayers may file their 2005 tax returns electronically. This marks the 20th anniversary of being able to file taxes electronically. Electronic filing began as a pilot project in three cities: Cincinnati, Ohio, Phoenix, Ariz., … Continue reading

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Giving Money – 2006 Tax Changes Part 1

I’m going to go through a number of tax changes that have taken place for 2006 over the next week and this will be part 1 in that series. The Gift of Money The amount that you are allowed to … Continue reading

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Done! (finally)

I finally finished the latest of the sat sites: Hybrid Car Tax Deduction. This is another one of those that is a big question mark on how it’s going to perform. I’m hoping that it gets a lot of traffic … Continue reading

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Year End Tax Moves

The last month of the year is almost here and along with all the other stuff that needs to get done, December 31 is also the deadline for a few tax relates issues. You can see a list of them … Continue reading

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Possible Tax Changes On The Horizon

President Bush has asked for a simpler tax process and set up a panel to make recommendations. While the report is not final, the recommendations that the panel is considering have been reported and the panel’s final report will be … Continue reading

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