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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 introduced significant changes to education credits.

By: Tax Advisors Tax Planning Views: 3466 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Tax Advisors

Education Credits The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 introduced significant changes to education credits.   American Opportunity Credit (AOC) – This credit modifies the existing Hope Credit for tax years 2009 and 2010, making the Hope Credit available to a broader range of taxpayers, including many with higher incomes and those who owe no tax. More

A Little Organization Can Save a Lot of Money

By: Russell Wild Personal Finance Views: 2946 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Russell Wild

Do you find that money “slips through your fingers” or you’re constantly surprised it runs out before the month ends? That might be a signal that you earn too little, spend too much—or maybe you’re simply disorganized.   “Spending time taking care of finances is an investment just like putting away cold cash,” Wild said.   -Bill paying: Does your system work? More

IRS offers guidance on new $6,500 tax credit for repeat home buyers

By: Kenneth R. Harney Real Estate Views: 8797 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 1

Kenneth R. Harney

If you've been holding back on getting involved with the new $6,500 federal tax credit for repeat home purchases, there's no more excuse for inaction. You now have all the official IRS guidance you'll need to buy a house, qualify for the credit and pocket the $6,500. 6. On Jan. The credit is for up to 10 percent of the price of the replacement home, capped at $6,500. Get moving. More

Do you have any independent contractors working for you?

By: File Your Taxes Online Tax Planning Views: 7809 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

File Your Taxes Online

Do you have any independent contractors working for you?   If so, please note that the IRS is increasing its focus on worker classification. The consequences of misclassifying workers are significant to the worker, the employer, and governmental agencies. The IRS will perform an examination of 2,000 random companies per year over the next three years. More

First-Time Homebuyer Credit Comparison Chart

By: Tax Advisors Home Loans Views: 11595 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Tax Advisors

First-Time Homebuyer Credit Comparison Chart     Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009 Effective for purch More

Military homeowners benefit under latest tax-credit legislation

By: Lew Sichelman Home Loans Views: 3234 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Lew Sichelman

Reporting from Washington - The United States tries to take care of its warriors, a tradition that Congress has continued in little-known sections of the latest home buyer tax credit legislation and one of the government’s main programs to help military owners who must sell their houses for less than what they owe. 1, 2009, and April 30, 2010. 1, 2006, and Sept. More

New credit card rules add accountability

By: NCR Credit Plus Credit Repair Views: 3188 | Comments: 1 | Votes: 0

NCR Credit Plus

In a world where shopping online and booking a hotel or a rental car usually demands plastic, few people can survive without a credit card.But vast changes in credit regulation coupled with a souring economy turned 2009 into the most turbulent credit year in decades, with a record number of rate hikes, consumer cancellations and changes in fees, terms and credit limits. More

TV Breaks Out of the Box

By: Telecom Advisor Personal Finance Views: 3189 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Telecom Advisor

By Mike Musgrove Sunday, November 16, 2008   My friend Susanna has never had a cable subscription.   Sure, she has occasionally felt left out of the national conversation over the years -- mainly, when "The Sopranos" was on.   "I knew cable was just a passing fad," she joked. "It only took 25 years."   Crane recently vowed that he was done with Comcast. More

The Most Dangerous Word to Your Wallet

By: On My Own Two Feet Personal Finance Views: 3449 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

On My Own Two Feet

What's the most dangerous word to your pocketbook?  Believe it or not, it might very well be the word FREE.  Sound crazy?  Well, I will explain how when it comes to your money, FREE can be a four-letter word!   For additional personal finance tips and insights, sign up for Manisha's Money Musings blog at: . Shepherd Dr. More

IRS Proposes New Registration of taxpreparers, this is good news!

By: Kerry Freeman EA Tax Planning Views: 3582 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Kerry Freeman EA

IR-2010-1, The Internal Revenue Service kicked off the 2010 tax filing season today by issuing the results of a landmark six-month study that proposes new registration, testing and continuing education of tax return preparers. As part of the outreach effort, the IRS is providing tips to taxpayers to ensure they are working with a reputable tax return preparer. Mr. More