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It's Not Too Soon For Taxes: 4 Move You Can Make Now

With the April 15 tax-filing deadline still months away, it may seem early to consider taxes, but when it comes to reducing your tax bill, starting early makes eminent sense. 


Powerful Strategies For Charitable Giving After Tax Reform

The non-tax benefits of charitable giving should be, and often are, important to motivating and planning donations. Most donors, other than wealthy taxpayers making significant donations, will receive little, if any, tax benefit from donations after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. 


The Election Tax Divide

With Democrats focusing every campaign moment on Donald Trump, the policy stakes in November are fuzzy to many voters. House Republicans tried to clarify at least one major difference between the parties last week by proposing a second round of tax reduction.





Trump's Latest Chinese Tariffs are a $1 Billion Tax on Housing

Homebuilders are worried about affordability, but firm demand is holding that concern in check, for now.

Homebuilder sentiment in September held steady at 67 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, or HMI. Anything above 50 is considered positive sentiment.


Tax Cuts 2.0 Won't Pass Before November: Kudlow

National Economic Director Larry Kudlow said that he doesn’t believe Republicans’ second round of tax cuts will pass before the midterm elections in November.


Projected 2019 Tax Rates, Brackets, Standard Deduction Amounts And More

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that the consumer price index (CPI) has increased by .2% for August, the same as in July. The CPI measures the cost of goods and services - in other words, your cost of living.



The IRS Is Warning Retirees Of This Impending Surprise Tax

When the IRS repeatedly warns you of an impending tax bill, you should listen.

The tax agency has been on an awareness campaign all summer, telling filers that they may need to review and update their withholding at work to ensure they're paying the right amount of federal income tax.


IRS Announces Tax Relief For Taxpayers Affected By Hurricane Florence

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced tax relief for victims of Hurricane Florence. Those in North Carolina who have been affected by the storm have until January 31, 2019. 


House Republicans Push To Lock In Tax Cuts Past 2025

House Republicans are racing to extend tax cuts that are scheduled to expire—after 2025.

Even though the legislation dubbed “Tax Reform 2.0” isn’t likely to become law this year or have significant practical effect on individual tax returns until today’s sixth-graders are in college, Republicans see advantages in voting now.


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