Being your own boss through freelance work is a great challenge and great experience. You set your own hours, you pick the clients, and the buck stops with you. There is no system for you to follow, ... Read More about Tax Considerations for Freelance Workers
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One of the most confusing things about our tax code is the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). As the name suggests, the AMT is alternative method of figuring your tax. In order to determine whether ... Read More about What is the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and How Does It Work?
When first jumping into the world of investing, it can be easy to forget that you will have to pay taxes on any investment income that you make. After all, you got into investments in order to grow ... Read More about An Introduction to Tax-Efficient Investing
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When you sell an investment for more than you bought it for, the government wants a cut of the gains. You are required to pay taxes on your gains when you realize them, understanding that there are ... Read More about How Do Capital Gains Taxes Work, Exactly?
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Actually, I don't need my tax refund, not right away anyhow. But I've been hearing this comment frequently since tax season started, and even more frequently since the IRS announced the tax refund ... Read More about I Need My Tax Refund!