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Kevin McCormally

Chief Content Officer
Kiplinger Washington Editors

McCormally joined Kiplinger in 1977 as a reporter specializing in taxes, retirement, credit and other personal finance issues. He has won several awards for his work and appears regularly on radio and TV to discuss these issues. He is the author and editor of many books, helped develop and improve popular tax-preparation software programs, and has written and appeared in several educational videos. In 2005, he was named Editorial Director of The Kiplinger Washington Editors, responsible for overseeing all of our publications and Web site. At the time, Editor in Chief Knight Kiplinger called McCormally "the watchdog of editorial quality, integrity and fairness in all that we do." In 2015, Kevin was named Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

Overlooked Tax Deductions

Years ago, the fellow running the IRS told Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine that he figured millions of taxpayers overpaid their taxes every year by overlooking just one of the money-savers listed ...

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Tax Planning
November 2016

Last-Chance Moves for Retirees to Cut Their 2016 Tax Bill

Take these steps before the end of the year to lessen your chances of getting hit hard on your next tax return.

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Making Your Money Last
October 2016

Clinton vs. Trump: On Issues Affecting Retirees

Here's where the presidential candidates stand on Social Security, health care, and the minimum wage.

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Tax Prep & Filing
October 2016

Where Do You Rank as a Taxpayer?

Hillary Clinton paid millions in federal income tax last year. Donald Trump might have paid $0 for many, many years. You probably fall somewhere in between. This special tool shows where you stand.

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Annuities
September 2016

QLACs Can Deliver Late-in-Life Income

Here's what you need to know about qualified longevity annuity contracts.

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401(k)s
July 2016

What Happens to Your 401(k) When You Die – Like It or Not

If a married 401(k) saver dies, the funds almost always go to the spouse.

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Tax Planning
July 2016

Midyear Strategies to Cut Your 2016 Tax Bill

If you're looking for something to do this summer, focus on reaping financial rewards in 2016 with these tax planning strategies.

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Tax Prep & Filing
June 2016

How Retirees Can Avoid a Big Spring Tax Bill

Use withholding, quarterly payments and RMDs to determine when the IRS taxes your retirement income.

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Tax Tips
June 2016

What Are the Odds the IRS Will Audit Your Tax Return? And What Should You Do If It Does?

The president's odds of an audit? 100%. What are yours?

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Tax Breaks
April 2016

Where Do You Rank as a Taxpayer?

In a presidential election year when income inequality and income taxes are hot issues, find out how you stack up against your fellow taxpayers.

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Social Security
April 2016

My Wife and I Just Used the File-and-Suspend Tactic to Boost Our Social Security Benefits

If you’ll be 66 by April 30, you owe it to yourself to see if this disappearing claiming strategy makes sense for your family.

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Social Security
April 2016

Time Running Out on Popular File-and-Suspend Social Security Claiming Strategy

Those eligible must apply by April 29 to take advantage of the benefit-boosting strategy known as file-and-suspend.

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Tax Tips
April 2016

Beware New Twist on IRS Tax Scam

If someone calls and says they're from the IRS, they're almost certainly not.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2016

9 Costly Mistakes Taxpayers Make

For as much as Americans complain about paying taxes, we sure leave a lot of money on the table—thanks to poor tax planning, sloppy filing and the sheer complexity of the tax code. Last year, the IRS ...

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SLIDE SHOW
March 2016

Retirement Tax Breaks Threatened by Obama's Final Budget

Ancients studied animal entrails. Later, people consulted tarot cards, tea leaves and crystal balls. In short, there is no shortage of methods to peer into the future. When it comes to the tax law, though, ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2016

Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Widowed

Because federal tax law reaches deep into all aspects of our lives, it’s no surprise that the rules that affect us change as our lives change. This can present opportunities to save or create costly ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2016

Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for New Parents

Because federal tax law reaches deep into all aspects of our lives, it’s no surprise that the rules that affect us change as our lives change. This can present opportunities to save or create costly ...

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