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Joy Taylor

Assistant Editor
The Kiplinger Tax Letter

Prior to joining Kiplinger in 2010, Joy worked as a tax attorney in Washington, D.C., for 15 years. She earned an accounting degree and a JD from the University of Houston, and a master's degree in tax law from New York University. After years of working in big law firms, Joy saw the light and now puts all of her education and legal experience to use in writing about taxes for the Tax Letter and Kiplinger.com.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
March 2016

IRS Tax Audit Red Flags

Ever wonder why some tax returns are eyeballed by the Internal Revenue Service while most are ignored? Short on personnel and funding, the IRS audited only 0.86% of all individual returns in 2014. And ...

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SLIDE SHOW
March 2016

Audit Red Flags for the Self-Employed

Being in business for yourself can be exciting, lucrative — and a great way to get in the sights of the Internal Revenue Service’s audit division. Short on personnel and funding, the IRS audited only ...

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2016

IRS Audit Red Flags for Retirees

In 2015, the Internal Revenue Service audited only 0.84% of all individual tax returns. So the odds are generally pretty low that your return will be picked for review. That said, your chances of being ...

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Tax Tips
December 2015

IRS Audit Red Flags You Need to Know

The chance of your tax return getting audited is actually quite low, but certain things can boost your odds.

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2015

Tax Audit Red Flags

Ever wonder why some tax returns are eyeballed by the Internal Revenue Service while most are ignored? Short on personnel and funding, the IRS audited only 0.86% of all individual returns in 2014. And ...

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SLIDE SHOW
March 2015

15 IRS Audit Red Flags

Ever wonder why some tax returns are eyeballed by the Internal Revenue Service while most are ignored? Short on personnel and funding, the IRS audited only 0.86% of all individual tax returns in 2014. ...

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2014

14 IRS Audit Red Flags

Ever wonder why some tax returns are eyeballed by the Internal Revenue Service while most are ignored? Short on personnel and funding, the IRS audited only slightly less than 1% (0.96%) of all individual ...

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Tax Tips
February 2014

Same-Sex Couple? Know Your State Tax Filing Status

The question of how gay couples should file their state returns remains fast-moving.

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Tax Tips
August 2013

How Do Your Tax Deductions Stack Up?

Do you know how you compare with your fellow taxpayers when it comes to the deductions you take? We have the answer.

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Tax Tips
June 2013

Tax Benefits for Married Same-Sex Couples

The Supreme Court's DOMA decision allows same-sex couples to file joint tax returns and get gift and estate tax relief.

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Washington Matters
May 2013

Goodbye Capital Gains Tax Breaks

Momentum is building for a tax code overhaul, and lower taxes on stock transactions could be doomed.

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Tax Breaks
March 2013

IRS Audit Red Flags: The Dirty Dozen

Here are twelve hot spots on your return that can raise the chances of scrutiny by the IRS.

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Tax Tips
November 2012

Storm Damage? You Might Qualify for Tax Breaks

When insurance is tapped out -- or not there -- Uncle Sam offers help to those hit by storms.

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SLIDE SHOW
April 2011

7 Innovative Tax Reform Proposals - Slide Show

Tax reform is a lot like the weather. There’s plenty of talk about revamping the tax code, but very little seems to get accomplished. However, in the past few months, both chambers of Congress have held ...

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Tax Planning
January 2011

Tax Changes Ring in the New Year

As you prepare to fill out your 2010 tax return, take note of new tax rules that will apply for 2011.

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FORECASTS
December 2010

Rules Change for Group Health Plans

Another consequence of health care reform: Firms that offer better health care for execs than others face stiff penalties.

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FORECASTS
November 2010

End of Year Business Tax Planning Tips for 2010

There are several ways businesses can save big by acting before the year ends.

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