Under 2008 legislation designed to stimulate the housing market, first-time homebuyers could claim a tax credit of up to $7,500, however beginning in 2010 taxpayers were required to pay the credit back. Find out more here.
Many employers offer Flexible Spending Arrangements. Under the typical flex-spend account you can contribute up to $5,000 pre-tax, to be used for various types of expenses. Find out details about this account before year end.
Is summer is passing you by this year, turning your stay-cation into blah-cation? With Labor Day right around the corner, it’s not too late to put some adventure into your summer by taking a last minute trip or vacation.
Even though the tax day is still on it’s way, it is never too early to begin planning out your summer vacation! Easy if you are a kid, that is. Summer child care can get expensive. Fortunately, Uncle Sam is there to help, through flexible spending accounts and dependent care credits.
Medical expenses cost a bundle, even with the help of health insurance, and they rise astronomically year after year. Luckily, medical insurance premiums, co-pays and uncovered medical expenses are deductible as itemized deductions on your tax return, and that can help defray the costs. But before you breathe a sigh of relief, read on.
If you are married, should you file a joint return with your spouse? Most couples do file a joint return that combines their income and deductions. But before you join that majority, you might want to re-examine your situation.