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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, 2015, and 2016 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 …

Child Tax Credit Extended through 2016 & Beyond
Mon, 01/3/11 | 237 Comments
Child Tax Credit Extended through 2016 & Beyond

This post has been updated for the 2015 and 2016 calendar years.

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 …

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 …

2010 Roth IRA Conversion Rules: What’s the Big Deal About 2010?
Sun, 08/15/10 | 5 Comments
2010 Roth IRA Conversion Rules: What’s the Big Deal About 2010?

2010 Roth IRA Conversions: Why this Year is Special
Roth IRA conversions in 2010 are of special significance due to some unique tax circumstances and rule changes. If you’ve considered making a Roth IRA conversion from …

Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Vs. Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)
Sun, 08/1/10 | 20 Comments
Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Vs. Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)

Once a year, when tax time comes around, you get the terms gross income, adjusted gross income (AGI), and modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) shoved in your face… a lot. And since you’re only faced …


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