April 15th will be here before you know it. If you are like me, you may be dragging your feet on filing your income tax return. There are many income tax deductions that you may inevitably qualify for, but you do not want to miss them. Make sure that you pay that taxes you owe, but do not pay more taxes than you have to. In 2009, more than 45 million Americans itemized deductions on their tax returns to the tune of $1.2 trillion dollars of savings and deductions. But, the real question is: how many income tax deductions did we … [Read more...] about Five Of The Most Important Tax Deductions You Can’t Forget
Determining when should you hire an accountant can be a hard decision to make. I know that I put off hiring an accountant. I thought that I could continue to do all of the work myself. I soon found out that I was missing the skills and time needed to do the job right. Hiring an accountant or a tax professional can be a tough decision because chances are you are like me and have been doing your own taxes for quite a long time. However, hiring a professional can make a lot of sense in certain situations. The money they save you in taxes could … [Read more...] about When Should You Hire an Accountant to Help You with Your Income Taxes
Here is the next installment in our the Reader’s Questions Series which highlight questions emailed to me by you, the readers of Money Q&A. Be sure to find out at the end of this article how you can receive a free copy of Dave Ramsey’s book, The Total Money Makeover if your money question is chosen to be featured on a future week’s blog post. If you're not familiar with Dave Ramsey's book, you should run right out and get it. It is one of my top ten best personal finance books that everyone should … [Read more...] about Reader’s Question: What Is The Savers Tax Credit?
I constantly fuss at my wife because she wants to have a fairly large ($3,000+) income tax return every year. Knowingly receiving a big tax refund each year is a big mistake that many workers make. I try to tell her that we are simply giving the federal government an interest free loan by doing that, but she simply doesn’t listen. It is always a constant struggle to get my wife involved in financial planning for our family. She simply isn’t interested in money and finances and leaves that portion of our lives squarely on my shoulders for the … [Read more...] about Why A Big Tax Return May Not Be So Bad