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Tips for Deducting Charitable Contributions

When preparing to file your federal tax return, don't forget your contributions to charitable organizations. Your donations could add up to a sizeable tax deduction if you itemize on IRS…

Should You File a Tax Return?

You must file a tax return if your income is above a certain level. The amount varies depending on filing status, age and the type of income you receive.

Back-to-School Tax Breaks

The start of the school year is a good time to remind parents, students and teachers to save all receipts related to tax-advantaged education expenses. Good recordkeeping is essential and…

IRS Audits on the Rise

The IRS announced that it made strong progress in a number of key enforcement categories during FY 2006. The IRS collected a record $48.7 billion in enforcement revenues during FY…

Saving For College with 529 Plans

As another school year ends, college tuition payments are now another year closer. Parents often wonder when they should start saving and how much.…

“Use It or Lose it” Health Plan Alternatives

Employees often grumble about their "use it or lose it" health plans. In this article we'll give you some alternatives to consider.…

Homeowner Records: What to Keep and How Long

Homeowner Records: What to Keep and How Long

Keeping full and accurate homeowner records is vital for determining not only your home deductions but also the basis or adjusted basis of your home. These records include your purchase…

When to Review Your Life Insurance Coverage

It makes good financial sense to periodically examine your life insurance coverage, in order to make sure the coverage is still sufficient. After all, life insurance is often a family’s…

2007 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Expand Tax Benefits

Personal exemptions and standard deductions will rise, tax brackets will widen and income limits for IRAs will increase in 2007, thanks to inflation adjustments announced today by the Internal Revenue…

Financial Planning Tips for December 2006

Here are a few financial planning suggestions that can add to your peace of mind about financial matters and simplifying your life:…

Keeping Tabs on Your Pension Plan

If you are one of the approximately 40 million individuals covered by a traditional defined-benefit pension plan, it pays to check up on your plan periodically because:
 
You may catch an…

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