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Seniors: Medicare Premiums Could Lower Your Tax Bill

April 9, 2019

Americans who are 65 and older qualify for basic Medicare insurance, and they may need to pay additional premiums to get the level of coverage they desire. The premiums can be expensive, especially if you’re married and both you and your spouse are paying them.

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Make a Deductible IRA Contribution for 2018. It’s Not Too Late!

April 2, 2019

Do you want to save more for retirement on a tax-favored basis? If so, and if you qualify, you can make a deductible traditional IRA contribution for the 2018 tax year between now and the tax filing deadline and claim the write-off on your 2018 return. Or you can contribute to a Roth IRA and avoid paying taxes on future withdrawals.

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Still working after age 70½? You may not have to begin 401(k) withdrawals

March 26, 2019

If you participate in a qualified retirement plan, such as a 401(k), you must generally begin taking required withdrawals from the plan no later than April 1 of the year after which you turn age 70½. However, there’s an exception that applies to certain plan participants who are still working for the entire year in which they turn 70½.

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Stretch Your College Student’s Spending Money with the Dependent Tax Credit

March 20, 2019

If you’re the parent of a child who is age 17 to 23, and you pay all (or most) of his or her expenses, you may be surprised to learn you’re noteligible for the child tax credit. But there’s a dependent tax credit that may be available to you.

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The 2018 Gift Tax Return Deadline is Almost Here

March 12, 2019

Did you make large gifts to your children, grandchildren or other heirs last year? If so, it’s important to determine whether you’re required to file a 2018 gift tax return — or whether filing one would be beneficial even if it isn’t required. Filing requirementsGenerally, you must file a gift tax return for 2018 if, during the tax year, you made gifts: That exceeded the $15,000-per-recipient gift tax annual exclusion (other than to your U.

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Vehicle-Expense Deduction Ins and Outs for Individual Taxpayers

March 5, 2019

It’s not just businesses that can deduct vehicle-related expenses. Individuals also can deduct them in certain circumstances.

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