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Child Tax Credit Would Go Up Under Biden Proposal
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Child Tax Credit Would Go Up Under Biden Proposal

Some families would see their tax credit jump from $2,000 to $3,600 per child under Joe Biden's plan. But there are a couple of important catches.
September 18, 2020
Oregon Wildfire Victims Get More Time to Pay Taxes
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Oregon Wildfire Victims Get More Time to Pay Taxes

The tax relief is currently available to Oregon wildfire victims in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn and Marion counties.
September 17, 2020
Stimulus Check Update: 9 Million Americans Could Still Claim a Payment
Coronavirus and Your Money

Stimulus Check Update: 9 Million Americans Could Still Claim a Payment

The IRS is sending out letters to people who didn't file a 2018 or 2019 tax return encouraging them to claim a stimulus check if they're eligible.
September 17, 2020
What Trump's Payroll Tax Cut Will Mean for You
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What Trump's Payroll Tax Cut Will Mean for You

President Trump issued an executive order to suspend the collection of Social Security payroll taxes. How much could it save you?
September 17, 2020
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Tax Tip: How to Deduct Property Damage Caused by Hurricane Sally
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Tax Tip: How to Deduct Property Damage Caused by Hurricane Sally

Get the maximum tax deduction for property losses resulting from Hurricane Sally or other natural disasters.
September 17, 2020

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Estimated Tax Payments Are Due September 15
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Estimated Tax Payments Are Due September 15

The deadline for 2020 third quarter estimated tax payments is almost here. Get your payments in now.
September 14, 2020
When Are 2020 Estimated Tax Payments Due?
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When Are 2020 Estimated Tax Payments Due?

If you're self-employed or don't have taxes withheld from other sources of taxable income, it's up to you to periodically pay the IRS by making estima…
September 11, 2020
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Will There Be a Second Stimulus Check?
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Will There Be a Second Stimulus Check?

Despite support from President Trump and key Congressional leaders, the odds of getting another $1,200 stimulus check this year are fading fast.
September 10, 2020
Tax Tip: How to Deduct Property Damage Caused by Hurricane Laura
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Tax Tip: How to Deduct Property Damage Caused by Hurricane Laura

Get the maximum tax deduction for property losses resulting from Hurricane Laura or other natural disasters.
August 31, 2020
IRS Extends Tax Due Dates for Hurricane Laura Victims
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IRS Extends Tax Due Dates for Hurricane Laura Victims

Victims of Hurricane Laura have until the end of the year to file tax returns and make tax payments.
August 31, 2020
How Workers Face Double Taxation Under Trump's Payroll Tax Break
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How Workers Face Double Taxation Under Trump's Payroll Tax Break

There's a catch if your Social Security payroll taxes are deferred under President Trump's recent executive order, which kicks in on September 1.
August 31, 2020
Deferred Payroll Taxes to Be Paid in 2021
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Deferred Payroll Taxes to Be Paid in 2021

The IRS says Social Security payroll taxes that aren't collected this year under President Trump's executive order will have to be withheld and paid e…
August 29, 2020
Tax Relief for Hurricane, Wildfire, Flood and Other Natural Disaster Victims
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Tax Relief for Hurricane, Wildfire, Flood and Other Natural Disaster Victims

Deductions for lost or damaged property, filing and payment extensions, and fee waivers can help taxpayers hit by a hurricane, wildfire, tornado, eart…
August 25, 2020
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IRS Will Pay Stimulus Check Money Diverted for Child Support Payments
Coronavirus and Your Money

IRS Will Pay Stimulus Check Money Diverted for Child Support Payments

Checks will go to people who had all or part of their stimulus check diverted to pay their spouse's past-due child support.
August 25, 2020
Deadline for Returning RMDs to Retirement Accounts is Approaching Fast
Coronavirus and Your Money

Deadline for Returning RMDs to Retirement Accounts is Approaching Fast

Retirees who took a required minimum distribution earlier this year need to act quickly if they want to avoid taxes on the money they withdrew.
August 24, 2020
Amending Your Tax Return Just Got Easier
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Amending Your Tax Return Just Got Easier

The IRS is now accepting electronically filed amended tax returns.
August 21, 2020
Millions of Americans Will Receive a Tax Refund Interest Check from the IRS
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Millions of Americans Will Receive a Tax Refund Interest Check from the IRS

Payments will go to people who filed their tax return by July 15 and received a refund in the past three months or are still waiting for a refund.
August 18, 2020
Stimulus Check Relief for Spouses of Deceased People is Coming
Coronavirus and Your Money

Stimulus Check Relief for Spouses of Deceased People is Coming

The IRS will be sending new stimulus checks to widows and widowers who didn't get their original payment.
August 15, 2020
Veterans with Children Get Second Chance for Extra $500 Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

Veterans with Children Get Second Chance for Extra $500 Stimulus Check

The IRS set a new deadline for VA benefit recipients who didn't get an extra stimulus check payment for dependent children.
August 14, 2020
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Social Security Recipients Get More Time to Request Extra $500 Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

Social Security Recipients Get More Time to Request Extra $500 Stimulus Check

The IRS is reopening the registration period for seniors who didn't receive the additional payment for dependent children earlier this year.
August 14, 2020
What a Payroll Tax Cut Would Mean for You
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What a Payroll Tax Cut Would Mean for You

If Congress can't pass another stimulus bill, President Trump says he will initiate a payroll tax cut by executive order. How much would that save you…
August 8, 2020
Calculating Taxes on Social Security Benefits
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Calculating Taxes on Social Security Benefits

Uncle Sam can tax up to 85% of your Social Security benefits if you have other sources of income, such as earnings from work or withdrawals from tax-d…
August 4, 2020
Understanding Tax Planning
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Understanding Tax Planning

The importance of tax planning goes beyond keeping cash out of Uncle Sam’s hands. You’re also preparing yourself for a secure retirement. Here are a c…
August 3, 2020
New Family-Focused Stimulus Check Plan Introduced by Four Republican Senators
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New Family-Focused Stimulus Check Plan Introduced by Four Republican Senators

The proposal from Senators Cassidy, Daines, Romney and Rubio would provide $1,000 payments to all American citizens, regardless of age or dependent st…
July 30, 2020
Second Stimulus Check Update: Republican Plan to Include Next-Round Payments for Dependents
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Second Stimulus Check Update: Republican Plan to Include Next-Round Payments for Dependents

If the HEALS Act is passed, some people would get a second-round stimulus check that is larger than the first check they received under the CARES Act.
July 28, 2020