Tax Planning

Taxes are a necessary part of life, but they don't have to be a burden. Get tips and information to help you reduce the amount of taxes you pay, and optimize the deductions and credits available to you.

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What Is Form 1099-G?
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What Are Back Taxes?
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What Is a Premium Tax Credit?
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What Is the FICA Tax?
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What Is an Employer Identification Number (EIN)?
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What Is a Tax Return?
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What Is a Dependent?
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What Is a Direct Tax?
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What Is the Difference Between Gross Income and Net Income?
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How Much Is Severance Pay Taxed?
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What Is a First-Time Homebuyer Credit?
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Can You Deduct Legal Fees on Your Personal Taxes?
The 9 Community Property States of the U.S.: Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana. Married couples who live in community property states jointly own their marital property, assets, and income.
Marital Taxes in Community Property States
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How To Calculate Mileage Deductions on Your Tax Return
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What Is a C Corporation?
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What Is Form 1099-DIV?
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How Much Can You Save in a 403(b) Retirement Plan?
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What Is Form 1099-INT?
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What Is IRS Form 1099-A?
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What Is Exempt Income?
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What Is a Tax Shield?
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What Is Tax Evasion?
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Are Tips Taxable? Here’s What You Need To Know
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What Is a Tax-Free Savings Account?
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Is Short-Term Disability Taxable?
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An Easy Way to Calculate Your Estimated Taxes and Possible Penalties
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What Is a Tax Base?
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What Is IRS Form W-8?
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Will I Pay Tax on My Home Sale?
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What Is Provisional Income?
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What Are Passive Activity Loss Rules?
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What Is Tax Form 6251?
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What Is IRS Publication 463?
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The Tax Benefits of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
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Can You Avoid Paying Taxes on Savings Bond Interest?
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Depreciation Recapture on Rental Real Estate
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Taxes on Pensions and Annuities Income
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Tax Considerations for Ordained and Licensed Clergy Members
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What Is Income Shifting?
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How Receiving and Selling Gifts Interacts With Your Taxes
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Here’s the Difference Between Forms 1040 and 1099
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Why Getting a Tax Refund Anticipation Loan Is an Awful Idea
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Will Working a Second Job Affect My Taxes?
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Year-End Tax-Planning Tips When You Work for Yourself
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What Are High Earners, Not Rich Yet (HENRYs)?
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What Income Is Taxable? What Isn't?
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Should You Take Money From Your Retirement Plan?
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CPAs vs. Licensed Tax Preparers: Which Should You Choose?
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What Is an Ad Valorem Tax?
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Tax Implications of Being an Independent Consultant
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What Is the Marriage Penalty?
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Tips for a Tax-Efficient Divorce, Plus a List of What to Do First
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How to Minimize Taxes When You Have a High Net Worth
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Withholding Requirements for Retirement Plan Distributions
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Saving for retirement in a tax-advantaged account makes good sense
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What Is the Three-Year Rule for Estate Taxes?
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H&R Block Review
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TaxAct Review
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FreeTaxUSA Free File Edition
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Best Tax Software Programs for 2021

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