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2021 Tax Returns: What's New on the 1040 Form This Year
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2021 Tax Returns: What's New on the 1040 Form This Year

Don't get caught off guard this tax season. Familiarize yourself with potential changes for your 2021 tax return before tackling your 1040.
January 21, 2022
What Are the Capital Gains Tax Rates for 2021 vs. 2022?
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What Are the Capital Gains Tax Rates for 2021 vs. 2022?

Which tax rate applies to your long-term capital gains depends on your taxable income. Rates for short-term capital gains are higher.
January 14, 2022
The Biden Tax Plan: How the Build Back Better Act Could Affect Your Tax Bill
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The Biden Tax Plan: How the Build Back Better Act Could Affect Your Tax Bill

Depending on your income, the Build Back Better Act recently passed by the House could boost or cut your future tax bills.
November 22, 2021
Cryptocurrency and the Wash Sale Rule: A Tax Loophole That May Soon Go Away
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Cryptocurrency and the Wash Sale Rule: A Tax Loophole That May Soon Go Away

For now, cryptocurrency investors don’t have to worry about the wash sale rule. But the days of selling and immediately repurchasing virtual currencie…
November 12, 2021
The 2022 Capital Gains Tax Rate Thresholds Are Out – What Rate Will You Pay?
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The 2022 Capital Gains Tax Rate Thresholds Are Out – What Rate Will You Pay?

Which tax rate applies to your 2022 long-term capital gains will depend on your taxable income.
November 10, 2021

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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2021 Tax Year
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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2021 Tax Year

Americans are facing a long list of tax changes for the 2021 tax year. Smart taxpayers will start planning for them now.
September 23, 2021
Want to Pay 0% in Taxes? Here’s How
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Want to Pay 0% in Taxes? Here’s How

Investors and retirement savers have many tools at their disposal to whittle their incomes down to a point where capital gains are taxed at a 0% tax r…
August 23, 2021
Capital Gains Eating into Your Investment Returns?
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Capital Gains Eating into Your Investment Returns?

Timing and efficiency may be the key to keeping more of what you earn.
August 4, 2021
How Is Cryptocurrency Taxed? Here's What You Need to Know
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How Is Cryptocurrency Taxed? Here's What You Need to Know

If you think the lack of government oversight means that cryptocurrency is not taxed, you're in for a big surprise.
July 14, 2021
9 Ways to Cut Crypto Taxes Down to the Bone
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9 Ways to Cut Crypto Taxes Down to the Bone

Once you know how cryptocurrency is taxed, you can focus on strategies to minimize how much crypto tax you’ll have to pay the IRS.
May 20, 2021
3 Reasons Not to Fear the Biden Tax Hikes
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3 Reasons Not to Fear the Biden Tax Hikes

A lot of people are getting all worked up over President Biden's plan to raise taxes. Here are some reasons to chill.
May 3, 2021
7 Ways Biden Plans to Tax the Rich (And Maybe Some Not-So-Rich People)
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7 Ways Biden Plans to Tax the Rich (And Maybe Some Not-So-Rich People)

How would wealthier Americans pay more in taxes under President Biden's American Families Plan? Let us count the ways.
April 30, 2021
Biden Hopes to Eliminate Stepped-Up Basis for Millionaires
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Biden Hopes to Eliminate Stepped-Up Basis for Millionaires

As part of his American Families Plan, President Biden wants to change the way capital assets are taxed when you die.
April 28, 2021
Biden Calls for Capital Gains Tax Hike
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Biden Calls for Capital Gains Tax Hike

As expected, President Biden included a capital gains tax increase for millionaires in his American Families Plan.
April 28, 2021
Does President Biden Want to Raise YOUR Taxes?
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Does President Biden Want to Raise YOUR Taxes?

President Biden's "social infrastructure" plan is expected to include tax increases for some Americans. Will you be one of them?
April 21, 2021
Joe Biden's Tax Plans for the Next Few Years
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Joe Biden's Tax Plans for the Next Few Years

With control of both the House and Senate in Democratic hands, Joe Biden will be able to get more of his tax agenda through Congress. Here's what coul…
January 7, 2021
Biden's Plan to Tax the Rich Faces Roadblocks
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Biden's Plan to Tax the Rich Faces Roadblocks

The president-elect is unlikely to get much on his wish list, with the Democratic majority in the House narrowed and the GOP likely keeping control of…
November 16, 2020
Election 2020: Joe Biden's Tax Plans
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Election 2020: Joe Biden's Tax Plans

With the economy still in trouble, tax policy takes on added importance in the 2020 election. So, let's take a look at what Joe Biden wants to do abou…
October 22, 2020
Election 2020: President Trump's Tax Plans
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Election 2020: President Trump's Tax Plans

The president still hasn't provided details about second-term tax plans if he wins the election, but he has dropped a few hints over the past few mont…
October 15, 2020
The Lowdown on Capital Gains Tax Rates for 2020 and Beyond
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The Lowdown on Capital Gains Tax Rates for 2020 and Beyond

Rates for long-term capital gains are based on set income thresholds that are adjusted annually for inflation.
August 11, 2020
Taxes on a Gift of Stock
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Taxes on a Gift of Stock

If you give appreciated securities to children, the amount they’ll pay in taxes when they sell depends on whether they receive the shares while you’re…
October 25, 2018
Capital Gains and the Kiddie Tax Under the New Tax Law
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Capital Gains and the Kiddie Tax Under the New Tax Law

Those paying the kiddie tax are in for higher rates that kick in at lower levels — but capital gains are still favored.
February 9, 2018
Understanding Capital Gains and Losses
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Understanding Capital Gains and Losses

What's a capital asset, and how much tax do I have to pay when I sell?
December 16, 2016
How to Limit Taxes on Capital Gains in Retirement
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How to Limit Taxes on Capital Gains in Retirement

Check to see if you qualify for the 0% capital-gains tax rate.
August 30, 2013