Personal Finance & Credit / Taxes

  • 7 tax credits every homeowner should be aware of

      

    The benefits of home ownership are many. There is, of course, the monetary investment you hope will increase over time, and even more than that, most people gain a sense of stability and belonging...

  • Beware of unscrupulous tax preparers who want Obamacare penalty in cash

      

    Here we are on the first day of February! Today marks the first week that many people are starting in earnest to get their income tax filed. But beware of this scam when you're working with...

  • 3 ways to avoid tax fraud

      

    Tax season has arrived -- and unfortunately, that means scammers are on the prowl! So what do you need to know in order to safeguard your identity and your wallet from thieves? Here...

  • Key to preventing tax identity theft

      

    Thinking about putting off filing your taxes for several more weeks? There's a compelling reason why you might not want to. How to avoid tax fraud During the last few years, crooks...

  • Why your tax refund will probably be late this year

      

    Georgia is among the states with the most cases of identity theft. Many people are targets around tax time, falling prey to scam artists who file bogus claims under unsuspecting taxpayer names and...

  • IRS Free File program lets you access free tax software

      

    Beginning January 15, The IRS Free File program will offer free tax prep software for about 75% of American taxpayers. In order to use this program, you must have an adjusted gross income of...

  • The fake IRS phone scam is back!

      

      Scammers are working overtime trying to get your money in a continuing phone scam. The Internal Revenue Service reports sophisticated IRS impostors are calling people and demanding...

  • Record, Paperwork and File Keeping

      

    The amount of records and paperwork you should keep is actually more limited than you might think. Here is advice from Money Adviser (a publication of Consumer Reports) on what to keep and for how...

  • Why you should start your taxes before the new year

      

      The 2016 tax filing season will begin on Tuesday, January 19, the IRS recently announced. The agency will begin accepting federal tax returns filed both electronically and on paper...

  • 14 red flags that will get you audited by the IRS

      

    Had a great year last year and suddenly enjoyed a surge in income? You could have a target on your back for an IRS audit. While getting audited is no fun, you can survive! The key to remember is...

  • 5 Questions You Must Answer To Prepare for the Inevitable

      

    Did you know that we are entering the largest generational wealth transfer in history?  In fact, this wealth transfer will be so massive that a staggering $1 trillion in assets will be...

  • Get free money to save for retirement

      

    So many people come up to me and say, "All that stuff you talk about saving is great…for people who make a lot of money. But what about the rest of us?" Well, there's a...

  • How Your Tax Rates Change In Retirement

      

    We get a lot of questions from people wondering how their taxes will change once they hit retirement.  While there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to tax-related...

  • Didn't file in 2011? The IRS could owe you money

      

    The government could owe you money from unfiled 2011 taxes, but you'll have to act fast to get it.

  • How to get amnesty from health care penalty

      

    The penalty for not having health coverage will be on your tax return if you haven't signed up yet. But if you hurry you can exempt out of it.