TaxTip

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

deduction
Apr 24th, 2015

What Freelancers Can Do to Reduce Their Tax Bill

Ed note: Tax planning can be complicated, especially when you work for yourself. It’s always best to talk about your specific situation with a professional to get advice, however, David Ning has a few helpful tips for things you should start thinking about now. Are you a freelancer committed to paying less in taxes? Then […]

business
Apr 20th, 2015

Earth Day: Save Some Green [INFOGRAPHIC]

Doing what’s right for the environment this Earth Day can also be beneficial for your wallet and your tax return. Of course, it’s good to use generally reduce, reuse and recycle, but if there’s a tax break for it too, we’re here to make sure you take advantage! Click to view larger image Like this infographic? […]

clothing
Apr 15th, 2015

Did You Know: Wacky Tax Deductions

There are a lot of urban legends about things the IRS allows you to deduct. For instance, you cannot pay an arsonist to burn down your business and deduct the payment to them as a “consulting fee.” (Someone actually tried this.) Leer en español. You cannot deduct the cost of an air-conditioned hotel room if […]

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Apr 14th, 2015

Tax Season Commonly Asked Questions

Ed note: When you file with H&R Block online, you never have to file alone. All of our products come with tax support options that allow you to chat or email one of our professionals with questions. Another great thing about that is it allows us to see trends and patterns – common issues that […]

answers
Apr 13th, 2015

Best Resources To Help File a Last-Minute Return by Yourself

Ed note: It’s not *wrong* to wait until the last minute to file your tax return. But it can make it very difficult to get help when some of the normal avenues are incredibly busy. The IRS is only handling about 40% of calls coming from taxpayers. So where can you get help? Here are […]

consejos
Apr 8th, 2015

Cómo enseñar a tus hijos desde pequeños a superar desafíos

Nota del Editor: Hablar sobre cómo enfrentar los desafíos y retos con tus hijos puede tener un enorme impacto en su vida adulta. Marinés Duarte nos da algunos consejos sobre cómo tener esa conversación con tus hijos de manera que los ayude a lidiar con los retos de cada etapa de la vida desde pequeños. […]