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  • 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 Pennsylvania Forum Posts

  • Almost 40,000 out of 209,000 eligible Philadelphians didn’t apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit on their federal income tax returns last year. And with each credit averaging about $2,400 for eligible filers, Philadelphia Department of Revenue Commissioner Frank Breslin is making sure the city is doing what it can to educate residents about the EITC and make it easier for them to apply for the credit on their federal tax return.
  • The polls are open for Election Day. Polling places in Pennsylvania opened at 7 a.m., while New Jersey's have been open since 6 a.m. Voters in both states can cast their ballots until 8 p.m.
  • About 44,000 Pennsylvania residents have enrolled in health insurance on the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange since the regular open season ended in February. The figure, covering Feb. 23 to June 30, involves people who were allowed to enroll outside the standard enrollment period for reasons including job loss or divorce, or change in family status such as marriage or birth of a child. Nationally, about 950,000 people signed up during that period.
  • Property taxes long have been the bane of Pennsylvania homeowners, especially seniors. The Legislature, for a generation or more, has wrestled with the issue and again is facing a budget battle in which Gov. Wolf is calling for tax swaps to reduce property taxes. So it seems like a good time to compare our state's burden with other states.
  • The switch from former Gov. Tom Corbett’s “Healthy Pennsylvania” program to the traditional Medicaid expansion endorsed by Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to be completed by the end of September, said Ted Dallas, acting secretary of the state Department of Human Services. But the transition is a “couple-of-phase process” that will blend the three parts of the former governor’s program into the single Medicaid expansion plan adopted in more than 20 other states, Dallas said. The first phase is expected to be finished by April 30. “There are IT changes needed to do that and all the other changes we need to get done,” he said in an interview. The state will continue to provide individuals with health-care coverage and no coverage would be interrupted by the decision, he said.
  • Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf moved Monday to dismantle his Republican predecessor's 40-day-old, hand-crafted subsidized health insurance program in favor of traditional Medicaid for poor adults. Wolf, sworn into office Jan. 20, announced he had sent a letter to the federal government asking permission to end part of the Healthy PA program, which Gov. Tom Corbett had devised as a three-pronged alternative to President Barack Obama's main health care law, the Affordable Care Act.
  • The state of Pennsylvania has launched an expansion of the Medicaid health insurance program, its governor Tom Wolf said in a statement on Monday. "Today is the first step toward simplifying a complicated process and ensuring hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have greater access to the health insurance they need," Wolf said.

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