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It's Harvest Season for Tax Losses

It's Harvest Season for Tax Losses

The key to the practice of selling losers to offset gains elsewhere is to not leave the cash raised univested for long.

The Clock Is Ticking: Small Business Tax Strategies to Do This Year

The Clock Is Ticking: Small Business Tax Strategies to Do This Year

Make a few smart moves now and you can close out the year with the peace of mind that you made the best tax moves for your business.

The Alternative Minimum Tax and What to Know for 2019

The Alternative Minimum Tax and What to Know for 2019

The alternative minimum tax is a shadow tax that has ensnared millions of Americans. Here's how to deal with it and reduce your AMT liability.

Withdrawing Money From Your Retirement Accounts in a Tax-Efficient Manner

Withdrawing Money From Your Retirement Accounts in a Tax-Efficient Manner

Investors who have more than one type of account for retirement - taxable, tax-deferred, and tax-exempt (Roth) - should take advantage of those accounts' different tax characteristics.

What Are Charitable Gift Annuities and What Are the Benefits?

What Are Charitable Gift Annuities and What Are the Benefits?

Charitable gift annuities can be a good idea for older Americans looking for extra income, and who like giving to charity.

Five Reasons to Borrow From Your 401(k) and How to Do It

Five Reasons to Borrow From Your 401(k) and How to Do It

Borrowing from your 401(k) can be a risky proposition. But done for the right reasons, it can be a good financial move.

What Is a W-4 Form and How Do Allowances Work?

What Is a W-4 Form and How Do Allowances Work?

A W-4 Tax Form indicates how much money an employer will deduct from your paycheck for taxes - it's up to you get that number right.

How to Reduce Your 2018 Tax Bill - Yes, There's Still Time

How to Reduce Your 2018 Tax Bill - Yes, There's Still Time

There's still time to save money on your 2018 taxes. Here's a step-by-step guide.

What Is the FICA Tax and Why Does It Exist?

What Is the FICA Tax and Why Does It Exist?

FICA taxes aren't new, but they sure do chew up a worker's paycheck amount. Here's why that's actually a good thing.

What Is a Living Trust and Why Should You Have One?

What Is a Living Trust and Why Should You Have One?

A living trust is a great way to protect and distribute your estate assets, in private and without court intervention.