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  • Estate Tax: Unraveling The Myth
    The Federal Estate Tax or FET, for short, has been around for literally 100 years. Misinformation has spread rampantly about this tax, mostly by those who call for its repeal; the owners of large estates, you know, the wealthy. They give it the name "Death Tax" and the plebeians begin singing of its horrors in the streets.

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  • 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.
  • Two Simple Things May Help Lower Your Chance of an IRS Audit
    Being on the receiving line of an Internal Revenue Service agents phone call or mailing informing you that your tax returns are being audited is a nightmare that millions of Americans have undoubtedly had. A tax audit can turn an otherwise quiet life upside down and cause undue stress on an individual and their family.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Save on Taxes by Investing in IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts)
    Have you ever made contributions to an IRA account, then wondered if you can deduct that investment from your taxes? The simple answer yes, you can, but only in some cases.It all depends on what kind of IRA you contribute to, and in some cases your income level, and if you are covered by an employer-run retirement account or not.
  • Best & Worst States for Sales Tax
    Every state figures out a way to collect revenue in the form of taxes, but not every state is equal in how they go about doing that. Some states have a high sales tax while others have no sales tax at all. This piece will focus on breaking down the best and worst states when it comes to their sales tax.
  • One Stop Shop For Understanding Tax Brackets (And How To Pay Less Through Deductions)
    Most people's goal every tax season is to figure out how to owe as little in taxes as possible. The purpose of this entry is to help you with that. The goal here is to show you a handful of ways that you can potentially lower your tax bracket through various personal deductions, thereby lowering the percentage you are taxed at, and save you money.
  • Six Things That Determine If You Are Eligible For The Child Tax Credit
    The Child Tax Credit is one of the most straight forward tax credits that are available for Americans of all tax brackets. First enacted in 1997 and expanded in 2001, this credit has helped offset the cost of raising an eligible child under the age of seventeen.
  • What Happens If You Don't File Your Taxes At All
    Ever wonder what would happen if you just skipped out on filing your taxes? You get your paperwork back from your employer, either in the mail or through e-mail, and just think too yourself, ugh, not again. I don't want to go through this hassle again. So you just let the task fade back to a darker corner of your mind, and forget about it.

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Estate Tax News & Opinion Articles

  • Republican Party, President Trump Unveil Tax Overhaul PlanWed Sep 27, 2017 | npr.org
    After months of private negotiation, President Trump and GOP congressional leaders have revealed the outline of their tax plan. It calls for cuts in both individual and...
  • Life After the Death TaxMon Jan 23, 2017 | wealthmanagement.com
    Despite the possible repeal, estate planning attorneys attending their biggest professional conference said they remain optimistic about the need for their services, and...
  • 4 Things to Know About The Estate TaxMon Mar 28, 2016 | time.com
    Concerned about estate taxes? You may not have to be.
  • Lifetime Giving Creates Impact on TaxesMon Mar 28, 2016 | chron.com
    Lifetime gifting can affect your individual income taxes, your individual estate and gift taxes, and the capital gains taxes that potentially are to be paid by the...
  • Estate Tax Repeal Moving Through CongressThu Apr 09, 2015 | wnax.com
    Measures to completely repeal the Estate Tax are moving through both houses of Congress.
  • Retirement: Estate planning for unmarried couplesWed Apr 08, 2015 | chicagotribune.com
    For unmarried couples, making a will is paramount, especially if they are sharing a home owned by just one member of the couple. If the homeowner dies without an estate...
  • 'Death tax' repeal approvedThu Mar 26, 2015 | thehill.com
    Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said "a death in the family should not be a taxable event."
  • The Surviving Spouse Estate Tax TrapWed Mar 25, 2015 | forbes.com
    Portability is still tripping up surviving spouses and their advisors, and the American Institute of CPAs is calling on the Treasury to help them.

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