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The 2017 tax plan – A look at a single parent return

First, the disclaimer. The proposed tax plan has so few details that it's tough to discuss its impact with any degree of accuracy. I accept that caution, but so should all the people who are flag waving supporters of this plan. Last time, I wrote how a couple's taxes might be affected, now let's look [...]

The 2017 tax plan – A quick look at the impact to a couple

The daily press briefing was held last week and a new proposed tax plan was part of that briefing. What's strange is that even less was revealed as compared to the details offered during the campaign. This is part of the one-pager that was handed out, the part that discusses individuals. I'm in favor of simplification, [...]

How I Changed to an S-Corp to Lower My Taxes

This is a guest post by Eric Rosenberg, a full-time freelancer and blogger at Personal Profitability. Eric writes about personal finance and entrepreneurship at InvestmentZen, his own blog, and other sites around the web. When I started writing about personal finance online in 2008, I had no idea where it would take me. Here I [...]

2016 Year End Tax Tips

The end (of 2016) is near. Still, you can do a lot to help your finances before the ball drops on Saturday and we ring in the new year. Let's look at some of my top year end tips - The Charitable RMD is part of the tax code that allows those who are 70-1/2 and taking [...]

The Standard Deduction and How to Beat it

Last time, we talked about the potential new tax rates. Much of my concern focussed on the standard deduction, which looks to rise quite a bit at the peril of personal exemptions.  But, as I hinted, there are opportunities to shift things around to our advantage. Let's look at Schedule A (you can click the [...]

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