If you’ve invested a lot of your retirement plan funds in your employer company stock (including a company you own), you may be in line for a big future payday. When it comes time to retire, you can choose to cash out by having your retirement account sell the stock, or you might decide to simply take your payout in the form of company stock. Which is best?
You’ve worked hard to build up a nest egg to leave to your heirs. But have you considered the possibility of an extended stay at a nursing home?
Most states allow you to take a tax deduction or credit for buying long-term care insurance. Here’s a breakdown of those tax breaks, according to an AARP analysis.
If you own a second home in a resort area and you’re using the place less often than before, why not turn that beach cottage or mountain cabin into a revenue producer by renting it out? This can turn out to be a tax-efficient strategy.
The answer to the age-old question above depends on many factors, not just taxes. But now that first-year bonus depreciation deductions are a thing of the past (they expired after 2004), the pendulum has swung in a new direction.
Thanks to a new law passed last year, you can take a lifetime tax credit up to $500 for the cost of energy-efficient improvements to your home. The key word is credit, which is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your tax bill—much better than a simple deduction.
Don’t close the books on the 2005 tax year just yet. Higher-income families who filed for an extension on their individual returns may still be able to slip through a newly discovered, unintended tax loophole to trim even more taxes.
Will a grandson be taxed for income earned from an account set up by grandparents who do not claim him as a dependent?
Qualifying for the new manufacturing deduction.