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What Are the Income Tax Brackets for 2020 vs. 2019?
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What Are the Income Tax Brackets for 2020 vs. 2019?

The IRS unveiled the 2020 tax brackets, and it's never too early to start planning to minimize your future tax bill.
June 20, 2020
The Stunning IRS Ruling That May Bankrupt Small Businesses That Took PPP Loans
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The Stunning IRS Ruling That May Bankrupt Small Businesses That Took PPP Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program rolled out with great fanfare to help save small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. But something the IRS jus…
May 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…
March 17, 2020
14 States That Won't Tax Your Pension
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14 States That Won't Tax Your Pension

Most states tax at least a portion of income from private-sector defined benefit plans. Your state might have a pension exclusion, but chances are it'…
February 12, 2020
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How 10 Types of Retirement Income Get Taxed
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How 10 Types of Retirement Income Get Taxed

When you're planning for retirement, it's fun to contemplate all the cruises, rounds of golf and restaurant meals you have ahead of you.
January 27, 2020

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10 Year-End Moves to Lower Your 2019 Tax Bill
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10 Year-End Moves to Lower Your 2019 Tax Bill

Don't let the holidays sidetrack your tax planning.
December 16, 2019
What Are the Income Tax Brackets for 2019 vs. 2018?
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What Are the Income Tax Brackets for 2019 vs. 2018?

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 taxp…
November 15, 2019
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Selling Your Stuff: The Tax Dimension
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Selling Your Stuff: The Tax Dimension

Thinking about clearing out your collectibles or selling off the antique furniture Grandma left you? Be careful, because the IRS may want a cut of you…
April 26, 2019
Last-Minute Tax Tips to Lower Your 2018 Tax Bill
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Last-Minute Tax Tips to Lower Your 2018 Tax Bill

November 12, 2018
14 Ways for Everyone to Save on Taxes Under the New Tax Law
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14 Ways for Everyone to Save on Taxes Under the New Tax Law

We’re living in a new tax world now, thanks to the overhaul passed by Congress last year.
September 6, 2018
How Your Social Security Benefits Are Taxed
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How Your Social Security Benefits Are Taxed

Uncle Sam may take a bite on up to 85% of your benefits.
February 22, 2018
Under the New Tax Law, Is My Alimony Tax-Free?
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Under the New Tax Law, Is My Alimony Tax-Free?

The new policy goes into effect in 2019. Older divorces can be modified to follow the new rules—if both parties agree.
February 9, 2018
7 Smart Ways to Lower Your Taxable Income
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7 Smart Ways to Lower Your Taxable Income

Reducing your taxable income is one of the most effective ways to lower your taxes, with some moves doing double duty as both deductions themselves an…
December 13, 2017
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How to Calculate the Tax Bill on Withdrawals from Variable Annuities
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How to Calculate the Tax Bill on Withdrawals from Variable Annuities

Some or all of your withdrawals could be taxed, depending on how you made your initial investment and how you’re pulling money out.
July 25, 2017
How Annuity Withdrawals Are Taxed
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How Annuity Withdrawals Are Taxed

How much you owe the IRS depends on whether you take withdrawals when you need them or choose to annuitize the balance.
June 15, 2015
How Annuities Are Taxed
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How Annuities Are Taxed

The rules vary based on the type of annuity and how you take the money.
March 8, 2013