Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

How Your Business Structure Can Impact Your Business Taxes

By Mark Jaeger There’s nothing simple about starting and owning a business. Choices are everywhere — in business plans, company names, pricing, employees, benefits and office space. But first, in order to register your company with state and federal agencies, you’ll need to choose a business structure, and this choice can have ramifications that are […]

IRS Sets July 31 as Deadline to File 2014 Tax Returns for ACA Premium Tax Credit

The IRS has just announced some important information for taxpayers who filed an extension for the 2014 tax year. The deadline for filing your 2014 Federal return is October 15, 2015, but you may want to file sooner. If you purchased health insurance coverage through a government-sponsored health insurance marketplace and want to keep your […]

ACA Advance Premium Tax Credits Continue

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of tax subsidies for qualified taxpayers who purchase insurance through federally-run exchanges. In short, advance premium tax credits will continue. This is good news for millions of Americans who enrolled in health insurance through the federal marketplace and receive tax subsidies to help offset […]

10 Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Home

For most individuals and families, buying a home represents the biggest purchase they will ever make. While buying a house can be a terrific investment, it should be done with great prudence, planning and comparison shopping. When is the best time to buy? How can you get the lowest interest rate on a mortgage? How […]

10 Smart Tips for Repaying Student Loans

With the cost of college increasing every year, tens of millions of students rely on loans to cover the rising expense of tuition, fees, books, and room and board. The average 2014 college graduate has $33,000 in student loan debt, more than any previous class. While repaying student loans is never easy, we have 10 […]

Small Business Week — 7 Strategies for Saving and Tax Planning

National Small Business Week Edition. National Small Business Week, organized by the Small Business Administration, recognizes the contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners across the nation for the critical impact they have on the overall economy and job creation. “National Small Business Week is a chance to honor our nation’s 28 million small businesses and […]

10 Events to Consider When Planning Your Child’s Financial Future

You want the best for your children: good health, a great education and solid financial security. And if you want that last part to include money for college or a financial lifeline for an accident or illness, the time to start planning is now — even if “now” means “while you’re still working on becoming […]

I Didn’t Pay Quarterly Taxes — How Do I Figure out the Penalty?

In the “You Got This” Weekly Series, we will answer a question from our customers found on Facebook, Twitter, TaxACT’s Blog and around the web. Question: I did my wife’s taxes for the first time this year and it turns out she/we should have been paying quarterly taxes and haven’t been. We owe about $750 in taxes. From what […]

How Doing Your Own Taxes Makes You Smarter about Your Finances

As part of the TaxACT #DIYtaxes blog tour, personal finance bloggers and experts from around the web share stories and tips about doing your own taxes and how it makes you smarter about the overall health of your finances. Check out the stops made on the tour.