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2014 Energy Tax Credit Details
Mon, 01/13/14 | 14 Comments
2014 Energy Tax Credit Details

Update: the 2015 energy tax credits have since been released.
Energy Tax Credits
Well, we had some late changes on energy tax credits for 2014 after all.
The energy tax credits for common residential energy efficiency improvements were restored …

Can you Deduct Job Search Expenses?
Tue, 11/26/13 | 5 Comments
Can you Deduct Job Search Expenses?

Before I started tactically itemizing taxes, I had no clue that you could deduct job search expenses on your tax return.
The IRS does allow you to deduct job search expenses – as they are considered …

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 …


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