Robert Flach

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Maximizing Retirement Savings Through Smart Tax Planning

Maximizing Retirement Savings Through Smart Tax Planning

Careful planning of how you invest your retirement savings can help to maximize your net after-tax yield, both for yourself and your beneficiaries.

Now That the Tax-Filing Season Is Over, Be Sure Of This Checklist

Now That the Tax-Filing Season Is Over, Be Sure Of This Checklist

It has been almost a month since the April 15 deadline for filing your 2013 income tax return. Time to review some "post tax season" issues.

Don't Be Late Filing Your Taxes

Don't Be Late Filing Your Taxes

Today is the deadline for filing your 2013 federal and state income tax returns. The envelopes must be postmarked by midnight tonight!

Be Sure to Make Your IRA Contribution on Time

Be Sure to Make Your IRA Contribution on Time

It is important when depositing money to your IRA that you identify the tax year for which the contribution is being made – on the check and on any accompanying payment voucher or coupon.

Before You Send In Your Tax Return, Do This

Before You Send In Your Tax Return, Do This

Even if your return was completed by a paid preparer, you are legally responsible for all the information reported on the return. To avoid problems, heed the following advice.

Claim the Child Care Credit on Summer Day Camp Costs

Claim the Child Care Credit on Summer Day Camp Costs

If both you and your spouse work, or if you are a working single parent, the cost of day care or after-school for your dependent child under age 13 care may eligible for the Credit for Child and Dependent Care Expenses.

Get Student Financial Aid From Your Tax Return, Thank Us Later

Get Student Financial Aid From Your Tax Return, Thank Us Later

The US Tax Code contains several ways to help pay for the cost of college for you, your spouse, and your dependent children. The most generous is the American Opportunity Credit.

Don't Forget to Claim the Energy Credit on Your Taxes

Don't Forget to Claim the Energy Credit on Your Taxes

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the lifetime $500 "Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit" for qualified energy efficiency improvements or residential energy property costs for your primary principal residence for two years.

Let the Government Help You Save for Retirement

Let the Government Help You Save for Retirement

The federal government will subsidize from 10% to 50% (or more) of your retirement savings if you meet these requirements.

How to Deduct Gambling Losses: Get Back at Lady Luck

How to Deduct Gambling Losses: Get Back at Lady Luck

Losses from any type of wagering transaction can be deducted on your taxes against any kind of gambling winnings.