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2012 Energy Tax Credits Reduced
Tue, 01/10/12 | 18 Comments
2012 Energy Tax Credits Reduced

Update: the 2014 energy tax credits can be found here.
2012 Energy Tax Credit Updates
If you were planning a modest home improvement update that would save you future energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint in …

2012 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions Changes
Wed, 01/4/12 | 6 Comments
2012 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions Changes

Update: the 2014 and 2015 tax brackets have since been announced. What follows is for the 2012 calendar year.
As you’re likely starting to put things together for your 2011 tax return, it’s never too early …

Will you Qualify for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2011 or 2012?
Sat, 11/5/11 | 14 Comments
Will you Qualify for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2011 or 2012?

What is the Saver’s Credit?
The Saver’s Credit (officially dubbed the ‘retirement savings contribution credit‘) is a lesser known, highly advantageous tax credit that the IRS makes available to low and moderate income taxpayers who make …

2012 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits
Mon, 10/24/11 | 3 Comments
2012 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits

Update: the 2015 maximum IRA contribution and income limits have since been announced.
Last week, I reported the IRS announcement of the 2012 maximum 401K contribution limit increase. Right after, a few readers emailed me asking …

Internet Sales Tax Debate: Where do you Stand?
Wed, 07/27/11 | 12 Comments
Internet Sales Tax Debate: Where do you Stand?

There has been a lot of press lately about increasing interests from states to start requiring internet retailers to start collecting sales tax for purchases made by customers located in their state in an effort …

7 IRS Audit Red Flags you Should be Aware of
Mon, 04/4/11 | 5 Comments
7 IRS Audit Red Flags you Should be Aware of

This is a guest post by 20SomethingFinance reader and frequent commenter, Natalie H. Natalie is a tax preparer, so her advice here is very insightful and helpful. Her passion for answering income tax related questions …


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