Tax Policies

Category: Tax Policies
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Health insurance is a lot like a flashlight. You don’t always need it, but in an emergency, you’ll regret not having it. And the same goes for the Premium Tax Credit. Unfortunately, healthcare is expensive. From regular checkups or ER visits to o...

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Let’s talk tax credits. Ignoring every other complicated equation and factor, your tax bill really comes down to two things: how much you’ve earned and how many expenses you’ve accrued. On the earning side, your income serves as the main fa...

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Today, we’re talking about the Lifetime Learning Credit. The decision to take a class or go back to school is a praiseworthy one. Whether or not you’re employed full-time, the rigors of most college-level courses can challenge you. Not only w...

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Let’s chat about the Alternative Minimum Tax. Sure, the rules governing taxes apply to all taxpayers. But we all know that in practice, taxes work a little bit differently for everyone. If you have a low income, you may qualify for more tax cre...

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Today, we’re covering the Child and Dependent Care Credit. People call parenthood a full-time job, a career, a calling—but whatever they call it, they’re getting at one important reality. Being a parent is hard work. Not only does raising a...

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Let’s discuss the American Opportunity Tax Credit. When you really think about it, life is one long pursuit of knowledge. But not every lesson is free—in fact, quite the opposite. Education in the United States is quite expensive, costing any...

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“Amazon actually had to pay taxes in 2019.” No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Amazon really did pay taxes this year. News broke earlier this week that Amazon, one of the world’s largest companies, paid taxes for the first time since 2016. Th...

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Saving is the cornerstone of financial security. Ask any financial advisor or simply the financially savvy person, and they’ll more ore less give the same advice: Save early and save often, and you’ll thank yourself later. That’s why you ne...

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