Last-Minute Tax Tips To Lower Your Tax Bill

Are you a procrastinator who waits until the very last moment to file your taxes? Thanks to Emancipation Day, the filing deadline is April 17, 2018, to file your taxes for the 2017 tax year. That gives you a few more days to consider last-minute ways to lower your taxes. Start by reviewing your possible…
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Claim Your Pets On Your Tax Return

In general, deducting pet expenses on your tax return can get you into hot water with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Usually pet expenses will not hold up should the IRS audit you. However, specific cases exist that allow you to take legitimate tax deductions for spending on your pet. Regardless of how you justify…
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Video: Should I Pay Off My Debt Using My Retirement Savings?

Certified Financial Planner Leisa Peterson discusses borrowing from your Retirement to pay off Debt in this exclusive MoneyTips Video Which is more important – saving for retirement or getting rid of your debt? Watch WealthClinic Founder Leisa Peterson, CFP®, give advice on how to approach this delicate balance in the exclusive video above. See if…
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Beware The IRS’ Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

The Dirty Dozen — a 1967 war movie starring Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, and Jim Brown, or a list of the top twelve tax scams as identified by the Internal Revenue Service? How about both? Each year, the IRS releases a list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams to watch out for during tax season. This…
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How To Get Your IRS Pin

The last few years have been difficult ones for the IRS with respect to security issues, and the agency is determined to improve security during this year’s filing. Electronic filing is particularly vulnerable because of the speed of the process — it is a favorite method among thieves who steal information from taxpayers and file…
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