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Income-Tax Withholding Check-Up is Helpful

As the end of the year approaches, the IRS encourages taxpayers to consider a tax-withholding check-up. When taxpayers take a close look to make sure that the right tax amount is withheld now, they …

Your Home Sale And Capital Gains

What is the best tax break available to John and Jane Taxpayer? If they're homeowners, it's selling their home. When you sell your primary residence, you can make up to $250,000 in profit if you're …

Tax Advantages Of Home-Ownership

Buying a home is the single-most-valuable investment most families make, and home-ownership offers income-tax breaks that make it the foundation for overall tax planning. The tax law provides …

Understanding Capital Gains and Losses

Capital assets include a home, household furnishings and stocks and bonds held in a personal account. When a capital asset is sold, the difference between the amount you paid for the asset and the …

Social Security's Top 10 Sites for 2020

Our online services often allow you to do business with us without visiting a local office or calling. Here are our top 10 webpages of 2020: Open your own personal my Social Security account, …

This Retirement-Benefit Package a Grand Slam

In Current Pension Topics of Oct. 9 and Nov. 16, I wrote: "The city (taxpayer) can satisfy all of its borrowing needs at an interest cost of about 1.5 percent. So why does the city borrow the …

7 Deadly Tax Sins Can Lead to Grief

Taxes are complicated, so it’s no wonder that everyone makes mistakes from time to time. But some actions go beyond incorrect arithmetic or thinking something is deductible when it’s not. Some …

How Social Security Is Important for Women

In November, we show gratitude for the many things we are thankful for throughout the year. Family usually tops the list. The strong women in our lives are one of the central figures we …

Income-Tax Benefits Available to Parents

All parents are familiar with the high cost of raising children. But did you know that your children may help you to qualify for some income-tax benefits? Here are some benefits the IRS wants parents …

Our Experts Can Answer Your Important Questions

There are many online resources regarding Social Security, so it is important that you come to us as the first place for answers. You can find many of the answers about our programs and services on …

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