Should you pay off credit cards with a home equity loan?
One of Shakespeare’s oft-quoted lines — “Neither a borrower nor a lender be” — is sage advice, especially for manyRead more.
When is income taxable, and when is it not?
You only have to examine your paycheck to realize certain income is tax-free. For example, health insurance premiums paid byRead more.
Check out the pros and cons of debit cards
Open your wallet and compare your debit and credit cards. Both probably sport a logo, an embossed account number, anRead more.
Tips for saving money on gas
Although gas prices have declined in recent months, inflation isn’t dead. In fact, history suggests that over time gas pricesRead more.
Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991
The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 requires drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive transportation employees in aviation, trucking,Read more.
Plug-In Electric Vehicle Credit (IRC 30 and IRC 30D)
Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicles (IRC 30D) Internal Revenue Code Section 30D provides a credit for Qualified Plug-in ElectricRead more.
How to Choose a Tax Return Preparer and Avoid Preparer Fraud
Taxpayers who decide they need assistance when preparing a tax return should choose a tax preparer with care and caution.Read more.
Benefit from Roth “ordering rules”
For the first time ever, taxpayers can convert a traditional IRA to a Roth, regardless of their annual income. Previously,Read more.
Roth IRA conversion in 2010
The buzz about Roth IRA conversions is getting louder. And why not: For the first time ever, higher-income taxpayers canRead more.
Standard Deduction Increased
The standard deduction for people who do not itemize their deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) is, in most cases,Read more.
COBRA subsidies extended
The COBRA subsidy program was scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2009. But a late reprieve from the government keepsRead more.
Special Limitation Period for Retroactively Excluding Military Retirement Pay
If you retire from the armed services based on years of service and are later given a retroactive service-connected disabilityRead more.