Category Archives: Taxes

Mo Money Means Mo (IRS) Problems

I have always assumed that with an increase in income, especially business based income, increases your risk to an audit from the Internal Revenue Service.  My thought process is that it just makes good business sense.  Even if they found a W2 employee making $50,000 cheating on their taxes it doesn’t really matter because it

Tax Changes for 2013–Fiscal Cliff Deal Finalized

CCH recently released a fantastic Tax Briefing on the legislation passed to avoid the tax die of the Fiscal Cliff.  There were some significant changes to the tax law, as well as avoidance of some terrible sunsets.  I think my personal opinion of the deal would be better suited for another post.  Below are some

Prepare Ahead for Your Tax Refund

Tax season is almost upon us.  There is no consensus as to whether one should adjust your W-4 Withholdings so you do not get a (big) tax refund.  On the one hand the money stays in your pocket all year long, not Uncle Sam’s, while on the other hand there are many Americans who prefer to get a tax

Why Do People Care About the New Health Care Surtax?

You literally can’t open a financial website or check out a financial magazine without hearing about the New Health Care Surtax and I don’t know why  It isn’t that a new tax of this magnitude isn’t important it is that just the majority of the people, call it 95%ish, will never encounter the new tax

I Can’t Believe I have Been Blogging for 4 Years

On August 5th of 2008 I put up my first post.  I had no idea if anyone would read about my journey, nevertheless care about what was going on in my life, but I wanted to share my thoughts with whoever wanted to read them.  Since putting that first post up I have seen somewhere

Income Tax Planning for Savings Bonds

Income Tax Planning for Savings Bonds

I can’t believe it was almost three years ago that I researched Estate Planning and Savings Bonds, wow time flies!  Notwithstanding, there are various tax strategies when dealing with your Savings bonds.  The first has to do when you should “choose” to pay tax on the interest gained and the second has to do with