health care
Jan 22nd, 2015

Decoding Form W-2 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Form W-2. If you have regular employment, this is one of the most important things you will need in order to prepare your tax return. I know many people are still waiting on their W-2, but once you get it, do you understand what information it contains? We look at the form, line-by-line to break […]

Affordable Care Act
Jan 13th, 2015

15 Life Changes That Could Affect Your Tax Return in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

There’s a lot that happens over the course of a year – birth, death, marriage, retirement, college graduation and more. It’s important to know that those changes don’t just affect your everyday life, they also may affect your tax return and, by extension, your refund. Whether it’s a different filing status or new credits you […]

Jan 3rd, 2015

Filing Cabinet Clean-Up: Get Organized in the New Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

You know the popular New Year’s Resolutions – lose weight, save money, get organized. Here’s a little something to help with that third one. This guide can help you sort through the stack of documents, receipts and other papers that have piled up over the last year (or years). Learn what to keep and what […]

Dec 24th, 2014

Charitable Deductions: How To Claim Them Correctly [INFOGRAPHIC]

In this season of giving, you may have made some charitable gifts to organizations close to your heart. Or, as you make room in the house to accommodate all those news gifts and gadgets, you may have donated your old belongings to a local nonprofit. Both activities might be tax deductible, but you need to […]

Al Capone
Dec 5th, 2014

A Party for Prohibition’s Repeal [INFOGRAPHIC]

December 5, 1933 was a happy day for holiday revelers who wanted to enjoy some mulled wine with their Christmas meal or bubbly on New Year’s Eve. That’s the day that the 18th Amendment – Prohibition – was repealed. In honor of the day, we take a look back at its history and how the […]

Dec 2nd, 2014

Look Inside Electronic Banking [INGFOGRAPHIC]

In 2014, the IRS reported that 83,915,000 refunds were sent to taxpayers via direct deposit. That’s a cool $244.6 billion flying around. Since these kinds of electronic transactions are part of our everyday lives, we decided to dig in and look at how they actually happen – and what’s coming next. Click to view larger image […]