Taxes

Here’s What You Need to Know About Filing Taxes This Year

Here’s What You Need to Know About Filing Taxes This Year

Tax season is upon us. This year, the filing deadline has been bumped to April 18, instead of the traditional April 15.

Here Is What You Need to Know About Filing Taxes This Year

Here Is What You Need to Know About Filing Taxes This Year

Tax season is upon us. This year, the filing deadline has been bumped to April 18 instead of the traditional April 15.

Here Are 5 Things You Need to Doublecheck Before Filing Your Tax Return

Here Are 5 Things You Need to Doublecheck Before Filing Your Tax Return

Filing your taxes early is great and all, but skipping a few steps to do so can get costly.

Consumers Claim an Exemption from the Health Insurance Penalty

Consumers Claim an Exemption from the Health Insurance Penalty

Despite the increase in the penalty for not purchasing health insurance, nearly three in four uninsured consumers who used TurboTax filed an exemption in January.

FATCA Is Forcing More Americans to Renounce Citizenship

FATCA Is Forcing More Americans to Renounce Citizenship

The tax compliance act governing U.S. assets in foreign accounts was supposed to stop tax dodgers, but is costing the country citizens instead.

Top 8 Tax Credits Consumers Should Take Advantage Of When Filing Returns

Top 8 Tax Credits Consumers Should Take Advantage Of When Filing Returns

Many tax credits benefit consumers and should not be overlooked when they are filing their returns this year.

How to Fix Tax Headaches Before April

How to Fix Tax Headaches Before April

If you haven't secured your online or mailed filings and returns, haven't received all your documents or haven't filled in your preparer about your travels, do it now.

How Do You Spot a Tax Scam?

How Do You Spot a Tax Scam?

The caller says he’s from the IRS and that you owe taxes – pay up or cops will be at your door in a few minutes. What do you do?

It's Time to Get Serious About Tax Season: Get Organized And Get Filing

It's Time to Get Serious About Tax Season: Get Organized And Get Filing

The IRS began accepting tax returns this week, which means you can get the worst over with early if your employer plays along and your receipts are in order.

Welcome To Tax Fraud Season: Here's How To Survive It

Welcome To Tax Fraud Season: Here's How To Survive It

Someone wants to file a fraudulent return for a huge refund with your Social Security number. You can either prevent it yourself, or hope the IRS helps you clean up.

Congress Faces Taxing Issues As Year Draws to a Close

Congress Faces Taxing Issues As Year Draws to a Close

While taxes may not be on top of most people’s minds in November, now is the time when Washington’s actions affect what you pay in April.

Here Is the Most Common Estate Planning Mistake - And How to Avoid It

Here Is the Most Common Estate Planning Mistake - And How to Avoid It

The most common estate planning mistake may surprise you.

It Isn't Too Early to Start Planning Your Tax Strategy

It Isn't Too Early to Start Planning Your Tax Strategy

Though Congress is making it difficult to determine your tax deductions for 2015, there are still steps you can take to minimize your tax hit.

Consumers Pay Heed to Oct. 15: Make Tax Payment, Repay Healthcare Subsidy, Convert Roth IRA

Consumers Pay Heed to Oct. 15: Make Tax Payment, Repay Healthcare Subsidy, Convert Roth IRA

Consumers who filed an extension to pay their taxes, owe repayments for healthcare subsidies and conversions of Roth IRAs back to traditional IRAs face an Oct. 15 deadline .

How to Execute a Successful Backdoor Roth IRA When You Make Too Much

How to Execute a Successful Backdoor Roth IRA When You Make Too Much

The backdoor Roth IRA -- It's one of most nimble personal finance tricks out there.

Lower Your Tax Burden: The Self-Employed Can Still Cut Their 2014 Tax Bill

Lower Your Tax Burden: The Self-Employed Can Still Cut Their 2014 Tax Bill

If self-employed workers would rather contribute to their retirement than pay a huge tax bill, those who filed an extension can still seek shelter in IRAs and 401(k)s.

The Million Dollar Question: How Much Should You Save for Retirement?

The Million Dollar Question: How Much Should You Save for Retirement?

Americans are reporting slightly higher confidence in their ability to retire, but how best to get there continues to confuse many.

Supreme Court Hands Obamacare Its Second Win

Supreme Court Hands Obamacare Its Second Win

Obamacare will live to fight another day as the Supreme Court rules that people enrolled under federal exchanges can still get tax subsidies.

Groundbreaking PTSD Pot Study Moves Forward

Groundbreaking PTSD Pot Study Moves Forward

Dr. Sue Sisley and her team have $2 million in research funds from Colorado, an independent lab and a group of veterans to launch groundbreaking U.S. medical cannabis trial

Organ Donor Wait-List Patients Can Test Positive For Cannabis in California

Organ Donor Wait-List Patients Can Test Positive For Cannabis in California

California leads the way in allowing its sickest patients to use medical marijuana

Record Numbers Are Renouncing U.S. Citizenship, Is it Worth it?

Record Numbers Are Renouncing U.S. Citizenship, Is it Worth it?

The highest number of Americans ever renounced their citizenship in the first quarter of 2015 and the numbers are increasing year on year.

Dispute Over Posting Of Hemp Test Results Leads To $100 Million Lawsuit By MJNA

Dispute Over Posting Of Hemp Test Results Leads To $100 Million Lawsuit By MJNA

CEO David Stewart issued a video statement to settle his firm Stewart Environmental out of litigation.

Say Goodbye, America: The Rich Are Renouncing Their Citizenship to Dodge Taxes

Say Goodbye, America: The Rich Are Renouncing Their Citizenship to Dodge Taxes

Record numbers of wealthy are abandoning U.S. soil.

One Marijuana Regulation To Rule Them All? Washington State Consolidates Pot Biz

One Marijuana Regulation To Rule Them All? Washington State Consolidates Pot Biz

A new law merges the recreational and medical marijuana business in the nation's second recreational pot state under heavy criticism.

How States Get Your Tax Dollars Even When You Don't Live There

How States Get Your Tax Dollars Even When You Don't Live There

Cash-strapped states are cracking down on domicile law, so it helps to commit to your tax-free second home if you want the breaks that come with it.

Did Your Tax Refund Get Bounced Because of Identity Theft?

Did Your Tax Refund Get Bounced Because of Identity Theft?

The IRS is going to pay out $5.2 billion in phony tax refunds this year.

Use Your Tax Refund to Boost Your Credit Score Quickly By 50 Points or More

Use Your Tax Refund to Boost Your Credit Score Quickly By 50 Points or More

What if I told you that you could buy a better credit score with your tax refund?

Alaska Moves Forward On Regulating Marijuana Concentrates

Alaska Moves Forward On Regulating Marijuana Concentrates

The state may become the first to establish regulations in this part of the ganja biz after a ban of concentrates fails in the legislature

Alaska Considers Ban On Third Party In-State Marijuana Investors

Alaska Considers Ban On Third Party In-State Marijuana Investors

The newest legislative tweak out of newly recreational Alaska has many worried about the imminent demise of the entrepreneurial pot biz.

Pot CEOs Lined Up to Pay Thousands Of Dollars In Income Tax in Cash

Pot CEOs Lined Up to Pay Thousands Of Dollars In Income Tax in Cash

Tax Day in Denver was unusual due to banking regulations that prevent marijuana businesses from banking at traditional financial institutions.