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Events In Life That Have A Significant Tax Impact Series: Losing Your Job

When you lose your job, you have a lot on your mind and your taxes may be the last thing you are thinking about. However, losing your job can have a significant impact on your tax return. You need to be aware of the tax consequences to avoid costing yourself money and be able to take advantage of potential tax benefits. Below are a few of the tax consequences and benefits you should be aware of. [Read More...]

Deductions For Teachers Who Spend Money On Supplies For Their Classroom

Are you a teacher who shells out your own money to pay for books, pens, pencils and basic supplies needed for your classroom? If you are an eligible educator, you may be able to deduct up to $250 of expenses you paid for purchases of books and classroom supplies. These out-of-pocket expenses may lower your tax liabilities, even if you don’t itemize your deductions. [Read More...]

Events In Life That Have A Significant Tax Impact Series: Having A Child

Having a child is another event in life that can significantly impact your tax situation. Unlike some of the other events we will talk about in this series, having a child almost always is beneficial for your tax situation. If you understand and take advantage of the tax benefits of having a child, you will usually be able to reduce the amount of taxes that you owe. Having a child may qualify you to receive a number of tax credits such as, the Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credit and Dependent and Child Care Expense Credit for your child. [Read More...]

Events In Life That Have A Significant Tax Impact Series: Marriage

There are many events in life that have a noteworthy tax impact. In this series, we will discuss how simple life changes such as marriage, the birth of a child, divorce or separation, job loss and starting a new career can significantly impact your tax liability or refund. This week we will discuss the tax consequences of a life change like getting married. [Read More...]

Your Job Search Expenses Can Be Tax Deductible- Learn What Applies

With the U.S. unemployment rate at 8.3%, many Americans are left looking for a new job. You may be able to deduct some of your job hunting expenses like phone calls, career counseling and the costs of preparing and mailing your resume if you are looking for a new job that is in the same line of work. The IRS recently released a list of seven tips to keep in mind when deducting costs related to your job search. Here is what you need to know. [Read More...]
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