How To Reduce Investment Taxes

The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) gave most Americans a break on their upcoming taxes – but you don’t need legislation to cut your taxes even further with sound investment strategies that focus on tax optimization. Here are a few ways to help yourself at Uncle Sam’s expense. 1. Shift Toward Capital…
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How To Deduct Tuition And Fees On Your Taxes

If you are paying college expenses for yourself or for one of your dependents, you may be able to deduct the tuition and fees on your federal tax return. Qualified tuition and fee expenses may be partially deducted as long as the expenses are not paid by others through programs such as scholarships, grants, or…
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The 5 Best Countries To Retire In

If you have planned properly, retirement can open up a wide set of new possibilities. You can take up new pastimes, travel to foreign lands – and perhaps even retire there. There are many countries with reasonable costs of living, expat communities that would be happy to welcome you, and friendly locals if you want…
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Infographic: What Americans’ Tax Returns Reveal

In looking into our country’s secrets, we’ve used the old investigative adage, “Follow the money.” We reviewed the trends revealed by American taxpayers’ returns from 1995 to 2016. For example, is it because of taxes that alimony payments get reported much more than alimony receipts do? Check out the most interesting findings in our infographic…
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Inheritance Tax Guide

You have just received an inheritance. What do you do now? You could spend it on some extravagance, but you would be better off doing two things first: assessing the tax ramifications and thinking about some investment options. “Death taxes” are somewhat misunderstood, as people can find the two types of death taxes confusing. Estate…
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