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2014 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions Increased for Inflation
Tue, 11/5/13 | 6 Comments
2014 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions Increased for Inflation

Update: the 2015 tax brackets (for the 2015 calendar year) have since been announced.
The IRS released it’s 2014 tax bracket rates, and there will be a number of inflation adjustments for the tax brackets and …

Are Moving Expenses Tax Deductible?
Tue, 10/8/13 | 3 Comments
Are Moving Expenses Tax Deductible?

Reader, Kayla, writes in:
“I’m getting my first job and moving to a new location. Can I get any tax deductions for moving expenses?”
Congrats on landing your first job, Kayla – and great question.
Deducting moving …

IRS to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages for Federal Tax Purposes
Wed, 09/4/13 | No Comment
IRS to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages for Federal Tax Purposes

In case you missed it, there was a big announcement from the IRS on gay marriages last week, as a result of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court striking down parts of the Defense of Marriage …

Average Tax Refund: How Does This Year Stack Up to the Historical Average?
Thu, 05/23/13 | 13 Comments
Average Tax Refund: How Does This Year Stack Up to the Historical Average?

I just found some data from the IRS on tax refunds, for the previous tax cycle, which I found interesting (and hope you do too).
Let’s look at the numbers.
As of December 26, 2014, 149,684,000 tax returns …

Only You Can Prevent Tax Refund Windfall Syndrome
Mon, 04/15/13 | 11 Comments
Only You Can Prevent Tax Refund Windfall Syndrome

As the April 15th tax deadline (today, btw) approached, I picked up on a re-birth of a certain sentiment that goes a little something like this “I can’t wait to get that refund so I …

2013 Tax Brackets (Post Fiscal Cliff)
Tue, 03/5/13 | 6 Comments
2013 Tax Brackets (Post Fiscal Cliff)

1/1/15 update: The 2014 tax brackets (for the 2014 calendar year) and 2015 tax brackets have since been announced. What follows is relevant to the 2013 calendar year. 
There seems to be a good amount of …


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