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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 …

20SomethingFinance 2010 Tax Guide
Tue, 02/1/11 | 9 Comments
20SomethingFinance 2010 Tax Guide

It’s about that time to hunker down and start thinking about your 2010 taxes. It won’t hurt, I promise. I’ve written a lot of tax related articles over the years, and thought I would put …

Energy Tax Credits Extended but Reduced in 2011
Mon, 01/10/11 | 10 Comments
Energy Tax Credits Extended but Reduced in 2011

Update: the latest energy tax credit details have now been released.
Energy Tax Credit Changes in 2011
There is a home Energy Tax Credit this year, it’s just not half what it used to be. Literally. The …

2011 Tax Rate Bracket Changes Announced by IRS
Wed, 01/5/11 | 9 Comments
2011 Tax Rate Bracket Changes Announced by IRS

Update: The 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 tax brackets and standard deductions have since been announced.
2011 Tax Rate Changes
I’ve been discussing the Obama tax cut deal a lot recently, since there were so many provisions …

Get it On. Child Tax Credit Extended Permanently
Mon, 01/3/11 | 239 Comments
Get it On. Child Tax Credit Extended Permanently

This post has been updated for the 2015 calendar year.

What is the Child Tax Credit?
As part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (aka the “Fiscal Cliff Deal”), signed in to law on Jan …

Bartering Taxes: How to Report Barter Income to the IRS
Thu, 10/7/10 | One Comment
Bartering Taxes: How to Report Barter Income to the IRS

For all the benefits of bartering – free goods & services, community-building, the thrill of the trade – there is one downside that you might not have anticipated. Taxes. That’s right, goods and services received …


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