Saturday, August 24, 2013

Ten Cool Reasons to Visit IRS.gov in Español This Summer

Ten Cool Reasons to Visit IRS.gov in Español This Summer

Six Good Reasons Why You Should Become a Tax Volunteer

Six Good Reasons Why You Should Become a Tax Volunteer

Back-to-School Tax Tips for Students and Parents

Back-to-School Tax Tips for Students and Parents

Give Tax Records a Mid-Year Tune-up this Summer

Give Tax Records a Mid-Year Tune-up this Summer

If You Receive an IRS Notice, Here’s What to Do

If You Receive an IRS Notice, Here’s What to Do

Explore a Quick and Simple Way of Understanding Taxes

Explore a Quick and Simple Way of Understanding Taxes

IRS Offers Tips on How to Amend Your Tax Return

IRS Offers Tips on How to Amend Your Tax Return

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tax-Conscious Investing



Because of tax changes that take effect in 2013, some upper-income households are facing the prospect of higher tax rates on investment earnings. 

The potential for taxes to claim a larger share of investment earnings means that many people might take advantage of opportunities to invest in tax-deferred retirement plans such as 401(k)s and IRAs.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Will to Help Your Children


Half of Americans with children do not have a legal will to protect their families.¹ The most common excuses people give for not having a will are procrastination and the feeling that it is unnecessary.²  If you have children, it is important to have a will, regardless of your financial assets.

Teach Your Children About Managing Money and Paying Taxes Before They Leave Home


According to a recent report released just this past Wednesday, it will cost a moderate-income, two-parent family about $241,080 to raise a child born last year to age 18, not including college expenses.* But if current trends continue, very little time or money will be spent—by parents or the education system—teaching the child about managing money and paying taxes before the harsh financial realities of life confront them.