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Reporting Foreign Income

If you are living or working outside the United States, you generally must file and pay your tax in the same way as people living in the U.S. This includes people with dual citizenship. In addition, U.S. taxpayers with foreign accounts exceeding certain thresholds may...

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Refundable vs. Non-Refundable Tax Credits

Tax credits can reduce your tax bill or give you a bigger refund, but not all tax credits are created equal. While most tax credits are refundable, some credits are nonrefundable, but before we take a look at the difference between refundable and nonrefundable tax...

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The Qualified Small Business Stock Exclusion

As the driving force in today's economy, small businesses benefit from numerous tax breaks in the tax code. One of these, the Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS), was made permanent by the PATH Act (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015). If you're a small...

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Five Facts about the Additional Medicare Tax

Some taxpayers may be required to pay an Additional Medicare Tax if their income exceeds certain limits. Here are some things that you should know about this tax: 1. Tax Rate. The Additional Medicare Tax rate is 0.9 percent. 2. Income Subject to Tax. The tax applies...

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Is Home Equity Loan Interest still Deductible?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has resulted in questions from taxpayers about many tax provisions including whether interest paid on home equity loans is still deductible. The good news is that despite newly-enacted restrictions on home mortgages, taxpayers can often still...

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Taxable vs. Nontaxable Income

All income is taxable unless the law specifically excludes it, but as you might have guessed, there's more to it than that. With that in mind, let's take a closer look at taxable vs. nontaxable income. Taxable Income Taxable income includes any money you receive, such...

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Report Name Changes before Filing Taxes

All of the names on a taxpayer's tax return must match Social Security Administration records because a name mismatch can delay a tax refund. Here's what you should do if anyone listed on their tax return changed their name: 1. Reporting Taxpayer's Name...

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Pros and Cons of Filing a Tax Extension

Obtaining a 6-month extension to file is relatively easy and there are legitimate reasons for doing so; however, there are also a few downsides. If you need more time to file your tax return this year, here's what you need to know about filing an extension. What is an...

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