Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Money

I Ran a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign, How Do I Need to File This for Tax Purposes?

How To Claim Crowdfunding Campaigns on Tax Return - TaxACT Blog

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 ran a successful crowdfunding campaign last year for a medical need (service animal) for my … [Continue reading]

10 Tax Deductions Every Current and Future Retiree Should Know

10 Tax Deductions Every Current and Future Retiree Should Know

You’ve finally reached your 66th birthday, and it’s time to say goodbye to the daily grind and set off on a life of retirement ease. Or so we think. In truth, retirement for most of us will require careful budgeting and smart financial planning … [Continue reading]

Is a 401(K) Really the Right Way to Save for Retirement?

Is a 401(K) Really the Right Way to Save for Retirement?

The 401(k) retirement plan, first popularized in the 1980s, is an excellent way to put aside money for retirement. Like other retirement plans — traditional IRA or Roth IRA — a 401(k) invests your money in a customized mix of individual stocks, … [Continue reading]

4 Ways to Deduct Interest on Your Tax Return

4 Ways to Deduct Interest on Your Tax Return - TaxACT

For many people, home mortgage interest is the most important tax deduction they take. It’s not the only type of interest that can be deducted, however. If you look a little further, you may find other types of interest that can save you money on … [Continue reading]

Setting and Sticking to Your Financial Limits

Setting and Sticking to Your Financial Limits - TaxACT Blog

Guidelines are helpful tools, but generic personal finance advice can ultimately end up hurting your wallet. Your budgeting strategy needs to be tailored to your specific money goals. Tips like 50/30/20 can help get you started, but what if you … [Continue reading]

What Are Capital Gains? A Guide to When These Taxes Apply

What Are Capital Gains? - TaxACT Blog

If you sold something – a house, a car, some stock, or even gold or silver coins – you may have a capital gain or loss. When we think of taxable income, most of us primarily think of our earned income, such as wages or self-employment … [Continue reading]

10 Job-Related Tax Benefits That Could Save You Some Serious Money

10 Job-Related Tax Benefits - TaxACT Blog

There’s more to a good job than a steady paycheck. Full-time employment can earn you all sorts of perks — from employer-sponsored health insurance to generous deductions on your tax return. Here are 10 job-related tax benefits that could save … [Continue reading]

Release Yourself from the Shackles of Credit Card Debt in 2015

How to Eliminate Credit Card Debt in 2015 - TaxACT Blog

Getting financially fit is the second most common New Year’s resolution, after weight loss, of course. For many Americans, getting financially fit means dropping the weight of credit card debt. Even if you’ve already stumbled and screwed up (or … [Continue reading]

6 Things You Should Know About Investing vs. Paying Off Debt

6 Things You Should Know About Investing vs. Paying Off Debt - TaxACT Blog

You know you need to pay off debt. You also need to save for emergencies, education, a house, and retirement. There's only so much money to go around, however. If you try to pay off 100% of your debt before you start to save, that could take too … [Continue reading]

I Am No Accountant, but I Have Always Done My Own Taxes

You Got This - TaxACT Blog

This post originally appeared on TheJuneBride blog. So… we’re getting into tax season… Anybody excited? I thought not. Now, I am no accountant, but I have always done my own taxes. Even as a high schooler working a few hours after school, … [Continue reading]

What Are the Tax Subsidies for the Affordable Care Act?

What Are the Tax Subsidies for the Affordable Care Act? - TaxACT Blog

One of the central objectives of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — also known as the ACA or “Obamacare” — is to make health care coverage more affordable for millions of Americans who previously couldn’t get, or couldn’t pay for, … [Continue reading]

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Refund [Infographic]

What to Expect When You're Expecting a Refund [Infographic] - TaxACT Blog

You’ve successfully organized your tax documents and receipts to e-file your taxes fast with TaxACT. Congratulations! Now, where's my refund? How the e-file and refund process works is a frequently asked question we get. The short answer is … [Continue reading]

Taxes and the Sharing Economy — Here’s What You Need to Know

Taxes and the Sharing Economy—Here’s What You Need to Know - TaxACT Blog

It’s so easy to make a little cash now. Rent a room on Airbnb. Drive someone around town by Uber or Lyft. Sell used books and DVDs on Amazon, or a piano on eBay™. Tweet this It’s all good – until you get a tax bill you weren’t … [Continue reading]

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