Congress is considering reforming (permanently, this time) the confusing federal estate-tax law. But don’t wait for Congress to act before revisiting your personal estate plan. Changes already scheduled to take effect at year-end hasten the need to dust off your family’s estate plan later this year, regardless of Congress’s actions.
Contrary to popular belief, credit unions aren’t just for unions, governments or Fortune 500 companies.
Is income from a trust taxed as ordinary income?
Two separate studies have found that people aren’t taking advantage of two very basic breaks from work: lunch and vacation. A May survey of 1,000 office workers found that more than half of them take 30 minutes or less for lunch.
As a small business owner, you generally can deduct 100 percent of your family’s medical insurance costs even if you’re self-employed. But you can do better taxwise by taking an unusual approach.
When you reach a certain point in
life, you’re generally entitled to receive Social Security retirement
benefits. Congratulations; you earned it. But it’s not as simple as
cashing a check each month. If you don’t stay on top of things, you’ll
have to give some of that money back to the government in taxes.
Tax law takes a two-tiered approach with Social Security benefits. Here’s how it works.
Taxes may be the last thing on your mind when you’re bogged down in a messy legal battle. But errors in the way you draft a settlement agreement could mean thousands of dollars going to Uncle Sam instead of into your pocket.
Due to extenuating circumstances, you may not qualify for the giant home-sale gain exclusion when you sell your principal residence. But if you can’t get the whole loaf of bread, at least grab a slice of it.
Combined income from marriage can stop you from converting a Roth IRA