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You Got This Weekly Series: Do I Have to Pay Capital Gains Tax on the Sale of My Home?

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Each week we will answer one of the most frequently asked questions on Facebook, Twitter and TaxACT’s Blog in the “You Got This” Weekly Series. Question: I have used TaxACT for five years and prepaid for 2013 taxes. I live on a fixed income (Social Security/Disability) and had to sell my home or it would have been foreclosed on. I did […]

5 Capital Gains Mistakes that Could Cost You

5 Capital Gains Mistakes that Could Cost You

What you should know before you sell. If you’re thinking about selling assets, such as stock, you’d better plan ahead. A little planning now can save you lot of capital gains tax later when you file your return. Here are some mistakes to avoid and what you can do to keep from paying higher capital […]

10 Year-End Tax Tips to Maximize Your 2013 Refund

10 Year End Tax Tips - TaxACT

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: 10. Drain your Flexible Spending Account (FSA). If you still have money left in your FSA, don’t let it go to waste. Check with your employer to verify […]

What the Capital Gains Tax Hike Means For You

What the Capital Gains Tax Hike Means For You - TaxACT

Are you thinking about selling a capital asset at a gain in 2013? A 5% difference in tax rates makes a huge difference in your after-tax rate of return on an investment. That’s how much your capital gains rate may go up in 2013. The highest rate on capital gains is now 20% – up […]

Weekly Favorites: The Big Capital Gains Tax Mistake Homeowners Make, plus more

Weekly Favorites October 25, 2013 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  November 1, 2013 Losing Your Identity In Five Easy Steps. Step One: Go To The Doctor. via Kelly Phillips Erb – Forbes I had just been transferred to radiology when I found myself in front of yet another receptionist with a computer. She cheerfully entered most of my information and then asked […]

Is It Crazy to Buy Gold Coins For Investments?

Is it crazy to buy gold coins for investments? - TaxACT

Have you ever wanted to buy gold coins for investing? Or maybe just as a hobby? In the days of instant, online stock trading and financial accounts, sometimes money seems almost make-believe. We no longer even have a passbook to hold on to. We certainly never see most of our money as a tangible object. […]

Long-Term Capital Gains: How Much Tax Will I Owe?

Long-Term Capital Gains: How Much Tax Will I Owe?

Did you sell a house, some investments, or even a car this year that you may need to report as the sale of a capital asset? If you sold an asset, possibly at a profit, you’ll generally pay less tax on the gain than you would pay on ordinary income, such as wages. You must […]

The Fiscal Cliff Fix: What It Means For You

The Fiscal Cliff Fix What It Means For You by TaxACT

What was that fiscal cliff all about? How does the fiscal cliff “fix” affect you? Late last year, we heard a lot about the so-called “fiscal cliff” – a combination of spending cuts and tax hikes set to automatically take effect unless the parties in Washington came to some kind of compromise. The scenario was […]