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Our Top Ten Most Read Blog Posts of 2013

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From the very first post in 2013 (The Difference Between Form 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ) to the most recent (Persisting Myths About Health Care Reform), the TaxACT blog has touched a wide variety of topics.

Though with varying topics, they all point back to one consistent theme; providing personal finance and tax tips you can actually use.

Here are the top ten most read blog posts of 2013:

Gift Tax: Do I have to pay gift tax when someone gives me money? - TaxACTGift Tax: Do I have to pay gift tax when someone gives me money?

Surprise – Mom and Dad gave you a nice check! Maybe it’s enough for dinner, or maybe it’s more of an “early inheritance.” Either way, do you need to worry about paying tax on your gift? Continue

 

10 Year End Tax Tips - TaxACT10 Year-End Tax Tips to Maximize Your 2013 Refund

Although the year is winding down, there’s still time to maximize your 2013 refund. Here are 10 tips for saving more on your taxes before December 31: Continue

 

How the new health care law affects medical expense deductions in 2013How the New Health Care Law Affects Medical Expense Deductions

For 2013, new rules enacted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 may affect how much you can deduct for medical expenses. Continue

 

Family loans: Does the IRS care if I lend my kids money? by TaxACTFamily Loans: Does The IRS Care If I Lend My Kids Money?

You might lend your kids money from the time they are little – to buy a bicycle, to get that first car, or to buy a house. Does the IRS have anything to do with these family loans? Continue

 

Affordable Care Act 2014 Premium Tax Credit and Penalties - TaxACTAffordable Care Act 2014 Premium Tax Credit and Penalties

Can provisions of the ACA help you pay for health insurance coverage? Starting January 1, 2014, you are generally required to have adequate health insurance or pay a penalty. Continue

 

6 Little-Known Ways to Pay Fewer Taxes - TaxACT6 Little-Known Ways to Pay Fewer Taxes

You probably keep track of your itemized deductions. You may get a credit for childcare expenses, or take advantage of any number of common tax breaks. Continue

 

Not having a Last Will The big mistake most Americans makeNot Having a Last Will: The Big Mistake Most Americans Make

Do you have a last will and testament? Despite being told the importance of having a last will, more than half of all Americans die without one. Continue

 

Will Credit Card Rewards Soon Be Classified as Taxable Income? - TaxACTWill Credit Card Rewards Soon Be Classified as Taxable Income?

What’s considered taxable income? Just about anything you can think of, according to this list on the IRS website. Continue

 

What is a Health Insurance Marketplace and Who Should Care - TaxACTWhat is a Health Insurance Marketplace and Who Should Care?

The marketplace is an online store where people can shop for health insurance, compare the various plans, and enroll in a plan. Continue

 

4 Energy Efficient Home Improvements to Save You Money - TaxACT4 Energy Efficient Home Improvements to Save You Money

Some energy efficient improvements pay back your investment more quickly than others, however. The best energy efficient saving deals are often the least glamorous, like a tube of caulking. Continue

 

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1 comments
Maggie
Maggie

My husband & I would like to file our taxes together, however, he has an outstanding child support garnishment that has been going on for a couple of years now.  Is there a way to file & my part of the refund being safe?  I am afraid of filing & having the entire refund taken.  Thanks.

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