Articles in Taxes


Tax Breaks on Home Sales

I've lived in my house for eight years, but I have to move for a new job and plan to sell it soon. What are the tax rules for selling a home? B.D., Miami For most sellers there is... Read >>


How Your Social Security Benefits Are Taxed

Social Security benefits aren't exempt from taxes. If you have income from a job (even if you aren't hit by the earnings test), investments or other sources, such as withdrawals from retirement... Read >>


Smart Ways to Lower Your Taxable Income

Reducing your taxable income is one of the most effective ways to lower your taxes, with some moves doing double duty as both deductions themselves and as a means to slide under income... Read >>


4 Symptoms of an Unhealthy Investment Portfolio

If you own a portfolio of investments, this article is for you. It doesn't matter if you're new at investing or a veteran with years of experience.  It also doesn't matter whether you have a tax... Read >>


Figuring the Tax Bill on Social Security Benefits

Will my Social Security benefits be taxable? It depends on your income. The taxation of Social Security benefits is based on your "combined income," which is your adjusted gross income... Read >>


The Seven Deadly Taxpayer Sins

Wrath. Greed. Sloth. Pride. Lust. Envy. Gluttony. Who among us hasn't fallen victim to temptation? After all, no one is perfect. Of course, there's a moral penalty to pay. But when you exhibit... Read >>


How to Set Up a Donor-Advised Fund

My family is thinking about setting up a donor advised fund so all three generations can work together to decide which charities to support. How much money do we need to open up this kind of fund,... Read >>


Surprising Tax Deductions

Okay, admit it As you've struggled with your tax return, trying to come up with some extra deductions to pump up your refund or reduce what you owe, you've taken a few flights of fancy. "Can... Read >>


5 Frequent Small Business Tax Mistakes to Avoid

By Steve Nicastro for NerdWallet We all make mistakes from time to time, whether it’s rolling through a stop sign, forgetting an anniversary or leaving the wallet at the gym. But some mistakes... Read >>


9 Surprising Things That Are Taxable

If you work for a living, you know that your wages are taxable, and you're probably aware that some investment income is taxed, too. But the IRS doesn't stop there. If you've picked up some... Read >>

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