Fiscal Cliff Hanger Debate and Taxes

As 2012 draws to a close, Americans watch and wait as a major showdown on taxes and spending unfolds in the nation’s capital. The stakes are high: If the federal government can’t hammer out an agreement by year’s end, expiring ...

New Health Care Changes and Your Taxes

Many Americans could face higher tax bills Jan. 1, 2013, as a result of four health care changes that were recently approved. Here’s a look at what’s about to hit and how you may be able to minimize the impact to you. What’s ...

Lower Your Taxes: 2012

The goal of year-end tax planning usually is to shrink the current year’s tax bill as much as possible. Sometimes, changes make the following year’s tax bill bigger — and this season, the possibility is even greater. A variety of ...

Tax Audit Triggers: Get Informed

    Scary but true: The IRS audited almost 1.6 million individual taxpayers in 2010. That’s an 11% increase over the year before and more than double the agency’s pace just eight years before. Read further to find out about ...

Is a Bigger Tax Refund Better?

Call me crazy, but about this time every year an image pops into my head of Paul Revere riding a horse, swinging a lantern, and screaming, “Your refund is coming!