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Latest Member Blog Articles on Arkansas
  • How to Choose the Right Tax Professional
    Finding the right tax professional who is able to find you every deduction, credit, and write-offs can oftentimes seem like an impossible task, but it doesn't have to be.
  • 5 Simple Steps For Making Tax Day As Painless As Possible
    April 15th, otherwise own as Tax Day, is ever nearing. If you're one of the millions of Americans that has decided to put off your filing to closer to deadline day and are trying to jog your memory back into tax filing gear, no worries. That's what this entry is for.
  • Three Ways You Can Apply for Food Stamp Benefits
    Do you think you may qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, but aren't sure where you can begin the application process? Well, you're not alone. There are plenty of Americans out there who qualify for food assistance but aren't aware of it or don't know where they can begin the application process.
  • Social Security Benefits - How To Calculate Your
    Determining whether or not you have to pay taxes on your Social Security benefits really comes down to two factors: 1) your tax filing status, and 2) the amount of your "combined" income. Generally speaking though, you will not have to pay any taxes on your Social Security benefits at all, if that is your only source of income.
  • Choosing Medicaid and CHIP Providers in Your State
    Finding a provider who accepts Medicaid patients has the potential be a little confusing to the individuals who have never been on the program before, but it's not as difficult as it may sound. All you need is to be enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP coverage and have a connection to the internet.
  • Social Security - Decisions Made Now Can Affect You Later in Life
    Deciding the best time to begin receiving your Social Security benefits is a decision every individual must address by themselves or with their family, but that does not mean there aren't a variety of tools out there that can help you determine the best way to get the most out of your Social Security.
  • 4 Tricks For Stretching Your Social Security Benefits
    Making the best of your Social Security benefits is a struggle for many Americans, especially those of you who are largely dependent on Social Security for most of your monthly income. Questions like when to begin drawing your benefits, how to best spend them, and what to do if your benefits aren't enough to survive on weigh on millions of seniors minds every year.
  • Social Security Benefits - Online Calculators (all 11 of them)
    Whether you are already retired, close to retirement age, or just wanting to know what Social Security benefits you could expect in the years to come, this article provides all the Social Security benefits calculators available to best plan for your future.Scroll through until you find the one you are looking for.

Latest Arkansas Forum Posts

  • Ballots cast in Arkansas' primary election are just the first step in a process designed to bring local Democrats' wishes to the party convention in Milwaukee this summer.
  • A Medicaid expansion would have brought $35 billion in federal dollars into Georgia over 10 years. But Gov. Nathan Deal said no: Medicaid is broken, and the last thing we should do is make it even bigger. The promise of those federal billions, however, has proven irresistible to many states, even some that are just as conservative as Georgia. Arkansas leaders, for example, took a look at all the poor and unhealthy people in their state, and then they took a look at the boatloads of federal money that would flow in to pay for Medicaid expansion.
  • In late 2012, a small group of Arkansas Republicans met within the marbled halls of the Capitol and set a politically hazardous course. Their destination was a place few conservative lawmakers wanted even to think about. How could they transform the Affordable Care Act, a law they detested, into a tonic for their unhealthy and poverty-stricken state, and still honor their conservative principles? The result would be Arkansas’ “private option” Medicaid expansion, an innovative — and untested — program that has extended health coverage to more than 233,000 poor Arkansans.
  • Arkansas lawmakers moved Thursday to restore a 2013 capital gains tax break that had been scaled back to help pay for a $102 million middle class income tax reduction that Gov. Asa Hutchinson championed.

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