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Rocky has more than 20 years of experience covering tax developments. He came to Kiplinger from Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, and, before that, he worked for Kleinrock Publishing. He has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a BA in History from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md.
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This new round of penalty relief applies to anyone who was eligible for, but didn't claim, previously offered assistance.
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Annually adjusted contribution limits and other requirements must be met if you're covering health care costs with an HSA in 2020.
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The answer to this question will affect both your paycheck and next year's tax refund, so it's important to get this tricky number and your withholding right.
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If you're already looking ahead to April 15, 2020, here are the income tax brackets for the 2019 tax year. And thanks to "chained" indexing, some taxpayers might end up in a higher bracket.
Hold onto your tax documents at least until the time limit for an audit runs out—and keep some records even longer.