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How To Protect Yourself From Tax Relief Scams

We must be very watchful when it comes to tax relief. Allow me to jog up your mind a little before I go any further because I know you are dealing with the burden of catching up on your back taxes. But what if you fail to pay tax? Your first reaction is to panic....

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The Single Parent Financial Safety Net

At the risk of recounting anxieties here that are no doubt familiar to pretty much, anyone, reading this: times are tough at the moment. Being a single parent isn’t exactly a walk in the park at the best of times, but the state of the economy has further complicated the prospect of parenting without a...

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Overcoming The Fear Of Doing Your Own Taxes

It’s easy to see why the idea of filing your own taxes may be a daunting prospect. There are different forms with seemingly random numbers, countless tax codes written in minuscule fonts, and vast numbers of black and white pages. The sheer length of the 2013 edition of the Standard Federal Tax Reporter—nearly 74,000 pages—is...

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What Happens To Taxes And Insurance In 2014?

What Happens To Taxes And Insurance In 2014? As President Barack Obama enters his last two years of presidency, many Americans are wondering what kinds of new taxation and insurance changes to expect for the future. Throughout the next year, there will be several new changes that all taxpaying citizens of the United States will...

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Nine Ways To Be Prepared Against Always Changing Tax Laws

Clients ask about how they can be prepared against always changing tax laws. One of the certainties of modern taxation is constant, unending change. Perusing the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) “Reducing the Deficit: Spending and Revenue Options”, convinces any thoughtful person that changing tax laws are inevitable. Preparing for new tax laws while considering how...

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7 U.S. States With No Income Taxes

When it comes to income tax, it is no mystery that there are large variances state by state. In fact, some states have no income tax liability. Many of these states pick up the difference with changes in sales tax, property tax, and corporate taxes. There are seven states in total that have various ways...

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End of Tax Year

The end of the tax year is fast approaching and as everyone rushes to maximize their tax-free savings first direct has compiled some tips to help negotiate the tricky waters. Get a grip on your finances – work out how much you have in savings, what rate of interest you’re receiving, and whether you’re taking...