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Itemized Deductions Changes

This video was published by the IRS. Changes from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act mean the standard deduction is worth almost twice what it was before. So you may get more benefit from the standard deduction than from itemizing. … Continue reading

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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

For most people, a home is both the biggest investment they will ever make, as well as the greatest debt they will ever incur when factoring in a mortgage. True financial freedom often requires paying off this mortgage, but that … Continue reading

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Child Tax Credit and Credit for Other Dependents

Many parents claim the child tax credit to help with the cost of raising children. This year the credit may help even more parents because the income limit for those who qualify has increased to $400,000 for married couples filing … Continue reading

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Bad Money Moves We All Make

All of us have made bad decisions in our life at some point, and we will likely make some more in the future. While it’s always a good idea to avoid these scenarios whenever possible, this is especially true when … Continue reading

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Mortgage Interest Deduction

If you have a mortgage or home equity loan, it is important to know that tax reform changes have an impact on the mortgage interest deduction. The first change is that you can deduct interest only if you are using … Continue reading

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How to Avoid an Audit

While full-blown audits from the IRS are something that tax preparers are used to, a taxpayer likely views an audit right up there with a root canal, something to be avoided at all costs. It is impossible to predict with … Continue reading

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Earned income tax credit – Do you qualify?

Do you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit? If you do, and you don’t claim it, you are leaving potentially thousands of dollars on the table. The EITC is designed to help those on a low to moderate income … Continue reading

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