TaxTip

Pointers, prep tips and analysis from the experts who do this every day.

broadcast
Sep 10th, 2014

Careful Strategies for (Figuratively) Cutting Cable Cords

Ed note: I’m still searching for that utopia where I can watch my favorite shows, for a reasonable price, without paying for the thousand other channels I don’t care about one bit. Until that day comes, I may just have to implement some of these strategies to decrease my bill without ditching everything.  Is there […]

cheap
Aug 11th, 2014

How to Save on Dorm Room Essentials

Ed note: Head to any big-box retailer and you’ll likely see checklists for “dorm room essentials.” If you bought everything on the list, you might not have enough room to transport yourself in the car! Erin Huffstetler sorts through shopping strategically and ways to save money on those dorm room furnishings. Headed off to college […]

advice
Jul 9th, 2014

Tips and Tools for Better Document Management

Now that you know which tax documents you should keep and how long to store them, it’s time to manage the hoard of paper. P.S. here’s a list that includes guidelines for more than just tax documents. Leer en español. Paper storage isn’t bad, however, it can be difficult to manage – since it requires physical […]

Audit
Jul 8th, 2014

Records: What’s the Bare Minimum That You Must Keep?

Ed note: Tax season brings a flood of documents – W-2s, 1099s, receipts, Form 1040 and more. Now that you’ve filed – and maybe gotten a refund – are you ready to chuck them all out? Not quite so fast. One of our Tax Institute experts explains why you need to hang on to those […]

Divorce
Jun 24th, 2014

How to Proactively Address Your Tax Situation After Divorce

Ed note: There are some things that just aren’t fun to talk about. Period. There’s no dressing it up or injecting humor. Divorce is one of them. The thing is, we aren’t here just for fun. We also want to share important information that you can use. If you are going through a divorce, your […]

1040
Jun 6th, 2014

H&R Block U. S. Expat Tax Services – How can I use it?

Ed note: It may come as a surprise to some Americans living abroad that they still need to file a U.S. tax return. That’s right – even if you live in another country, work in another country and don’t have any money invested in U.S. accounts, you will still likely be required to file a […]