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Finding Every Deduction

Submitted by Kimberly J. Howard on Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

Every possible tax deduction can help when your money is tight. Yet many available legal deductions go unclaimed each year simply because most taxpayers still don’t know the breaks exist. From eyeglasses to airline baggage fees, you might qualify for at least one often-forgotten deduction – and maybe more than one.

The Tax Deferral Dilemma

Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 3:00pm

Your decision to defer taxes via a 401(k) or traditional individual retirement account seems to make sense today for your future. Deferring taxes in an IRA can certainly reduce the taxes you owe in the current year. But predicting the impact of tax deferral in the future becomes more complex, and may cost you more in the long run.

Gen Y Tax Saving Tips

Submitted by Sophia Bera on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 3:00pm

Many young taxpayers miss out on tax-saving opportunities because they just aren’t aware of them. Here are some tax credits and deductions that you shouldn’t overlook.

Selling a Biz? 2 Tax Tools

Submitted by Scott Thompson on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 3:00pm

Selling your business can fulfill many dreams: your lifetime of professional achievement, pride in leaving behind a thriving enterprise – and a potentially large cash payout. But especially if you look to leave a chunk of your estate to charity and are short on heirs, such a bonanza can turn into a mess unless you use the right instruments to protect your money.

2 Helpful Tax Strategies

Submitted by Harold Wong on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 3:00pm

If you’re like most taxpayers, you have no clue about the most effective tax strategies for these financial vehicles – especially if you lack access to expensive accountants and attorneys. Here’s some guidance.

Investing to Cut Taxes

Submitted by Ken Weingarten on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:00pm

After the headline risks of the market and inflation, taxes present the biggest obstacle to your building wealth. Your best investment strategy seeks to not only generate returns on your capital but also to save as much of your money as possible to keep it working for you. One of the surest ways to preserve your capital: Reduce your taxes on investment income and gains.

Here are some strategies.

A Simple Way to Shrink Taxes

Submitted by Nathan Sonnenberg on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 9:00am

After tax season, when they realize exactly how much tax they paid at home, a number of my friends, colleagues and clients asked me what they should do to reduce their taxes next year. While I’m not a tax professional, I certainly pay attention to tax rules and rates regarding investing.

My short answer to their question was – create a portfolio of low-fee, thoughtfully constructed stock index mutual funds or exchange-traded funds. Yet not all of them do the job for you. Here’s how to find the right one.

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