William Neilson

William Neilson

Associate Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

William joined Kiplinger in July 2021. Prior to this, William worked in the tax world for over 15 years. He spent time working at the IRS, the U.S. Tax Court, and several private law firms where he dealt with both individual and corporate clients. He has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia, a J.D. from the Loyola University College of Law, and an LL.M. in Taxation from the Northwestern School of Law.

13 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class
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Tax Breaks

13 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class

Middle-class Americans are still feeling a financial squeeze. Fortunately, there are several tax breaks to help those who are struggling financially.
November 8, 2021
Living and Working in Different States Can Be a Tax Headache
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Living and Working in Different States Can Be a Tax Headache

Living in one state and working in another can trigger a number of tax issues. Here are several things to keep in mind if you and/or your spouse are i…
October 22, 2021
6 Tax Deadlines for October 15
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6 Tax Deadlines for October 15

Many taxpayers know that October 15 is the due date for filing an extended tax return, there are other tax deadlines on this date.
October 12, 2021
IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for Michigan Storm Victims
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IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for Michigan Storm Victims

Following FEMA's recent disaster declaration for severe storms, flooding and tornadoes in Michigan, impacted taxpayers get more time to file and pay c…
October 2, 2021
I Contributed Too Much to an IRA – What Should I Do?
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I Contributed Too Much to an IRA – What Should I Do?

The rules on excess IRA contributions can be confusing. But if you act early, you can minimize any effect on your taxes.
September 28, 2021
10 Things Every Worker Needs to Know About the W-4 Form
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10 Things Every Worker Needs to Know About the W-4 Form

Anyone who has started a new job will know about filling out a W-4 form. Your new boss will use that information to calculate how much tax to withhold…
August 31, 2021
Will U.S. Olympic Athletes Get Hit with a Tax Bill if They Win in Tokyo?
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Will U.S. Olympic Athletes Get Hit with a Tax Bill if They Win in Tokyo?

Thanks to a law passed in 2016, our medal-winning athletes will have little to worry about from the IRS.
August 5, 2021
Will Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments Lower Your Tax Refund or Raise Your Tax Bill?
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Will Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments Lower Your Tax Refund or Raise Your Tax Bill?

Everyone loves receiving large sums of money from Uncle Sam. But people who take advance child tax payments may take a hit on next year's tax refund.
July 31, 2021
10 Things Every Worker Needs to Know About the W-4 Form
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10 Things Every Worker Needs to Know About the W-4 Form

Anyone who has started a new job will know about filling out a W-4 form. Your new boss will use that information to calculate how much tax to withhold…
January 3, 2020