Last Minute Tax Tips

Last Minute Tax Tips

With April 17 right around the bend, Americans are scrambling to get their taxes in order before the tax man comes a-knockin’. Over here at the Zing! Blog, we’re always trying to find ways to help make our readers’ lives easier when it comes to just about anything. Whether you’re setting up a “Mom Cave” or trying to help get through the days of Passover, we’ve got your back

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Top 5 Tips For Income Tax Deductions

Top 5 Tips For Income Tax Deductions

More Americans anticipate tax returns this year, due in part to the rise in American employment as a whole. But many taxpayers may still leave money unclaimed because of a limited knowledge about available tax deductions. Thus, I present you with the top five tax tips you may be unaware of.

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Your Kids Can Save You Money at Tax Time

Your Kids Can Save You Money at Tax Time

While driving home from work the other day, I was listening to a call-in show on NPR. A woman called to find out the best way for her family to save money for their child’s college fund. It made me think about how expensive our little bundles of joy can be. The good news – kids don’t always separate you from your money – sometimes they actually help you keep some! Here are a few ways your kids will help fatten your wallet come tax time.

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Repaying the 2008 First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

Repaying the 2008 First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

Did you take advantage of the first-time home buyer tax credit in 2008? If so, you have to pay it back. I wish I was lying, but like George Washington, I can’t tell a lie. Also like George Washington, I have wooden teeth. But all the wooden teeth in the world can’t get me out of paying back this interest-free loan. If you’re in the same boat, read up on the details of this credit and the repayment requirements.

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Major Tax Deductions Left in Limbo

Major Tax Deductions Left in Limbo

Lawmakers have a plate full of leftovers from 2011 to keep them busy for a while. Even though the New Year is supposed to mean reforms and changes for policymakers, there is still some unfinished business left over from before the ball dropped in New York. More than 50 expiring business and individual tax breaks are still in limbo.

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