Taxes and death are inevitability, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for both! Taxes effect you almost every day in the form of sales tax, every year in the form of income tax and even at death with the estate tax.
Nothing makes my heart drop like a piece of mail from either the IRS or New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. While my income is not large by most people's standards I do own a couple of businesses so any type of notice from a taxing authority makes my head hurt even before I open it. So while I was cursing under my breath I opened up the envelope to find not a bill but rather a check for $350! Along the top of the notice it indicated that this check was for the "Family Tax Relief Credit." What is [...]