Taxes in the Wild

budget
Jan 10th, 2015

When Absolute Zero Isn’t Absolutely Free

Free. It has a sweet ring to it. And the synonyms to free are so fun. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero. If you’ve been doing any Googling about tax prep this week, you might have come across that last one. Zero. TurboTax is offering Absolute Zero, which features a federal tax return and state tax return […]

baseball
Oct 24th, 2014

World Series: Get that Ball! Or Not.

One souvenir Major League baseball: $16.99 (OK, maybe more like $18.49 with tax in Kansas City.) Snagging a game ball from a foul hit or a toss into the stands: an incredible memory Managing to get a significant ball – say, a walk off home run to win the World Series: a potential windfall Baseball […]

cooking
Aug 18th, 2014

Taking (and Baking) Sales Taxes

Ed note: One of my favorite quick-dinner fixes is to pick up one of those prepared pizzas that you bake at home. Somehow I trick myself into believing it’s healthier. Another added bonus of the purchase might be that – in some places – it also escapes sales tax that comes with delivery or other fast […]

athletes
Jan 27th, 2014

Super Bowl Means Super Taxes

Ed note: For many, the Super Bowl means super money. Advertisers will shell out about $4 million for a 30-second advertising spot this year. Fans will buy more than a billion chicken wings. But the most eye-popping numbers may be the millions of dollars, plus bonuses, that the players will rake in this season. While […]

budget
Dec 10th, 2013

Putting the “I” in Charity

One of my favorite things about winter is that it is the season of giving. While weather gets colder outside, one way to feel warm on your insides is to be generous to worthy causes. Our country finds being benevolent so important that a part of our United States tax laws is to benefit givers […]

deductions
Dec 4th, 2013

Top 3 Things to Do Now To Save At Tax Season

Don’t wait until you’re filing your tax return to think about taxes. Spending a moment now can help you come out ahead next spring. Here are the top three things you can do now to save time and money at tax time. 1. Can you defer any income until next year (or even later)? This […]