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.

10 Things Every Worker Needs to Know About the W-4 Form
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W-4 form

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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Tax Breaks

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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Tax Breaks

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
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…
July 23, 2021
10 Things Every Worker Needs to Know About the W-4 Form
Picture of "withholding tax" written on blue wood
W-4 form

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