Tag: taxes

A New Parent’s Guide to Sleep Deprivation [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you, um, just can’t quite, uh, find the right word or figure out – seemingly! – simple problems, and you recently brought home an adorable, EXHAUSTING baby from the hospital, this is the infographic for you. While it won’t help that little one sleep through the night, it might help you find a few new […]

Same-Sex Marriage and Your State Tax Return

Early in October, the Supreme Court denied review of same-sex marriage appeals from three different federal appeals courts: the Tenth Circuit, the Fourth Circuit and the Seventh Circuit. What does that mean? Since the Supreme Court has declined to decide the matters, the decisions of each of the lower courts will stand. That means the […]

Top 10 Tax Tips if You Have a New Baby

Ed note: If you recently had a baby, congratulations! Now I need you to focus for just a minute through that sleep-deprived haze. There are some VERY IMPORTANT tax issues that come along with your new bundle. The good news: most of them mean more credits and deductions for you! Leer en español. 1. Upgrading to […]

Why Should You Use a 401(k)?

Ed note: You can save for retirement. Or buy that new TV right now. Much of financial planning is about keeping your sights on the long game instead of immediate gratification. It’s not easy, but Ben Edwards is here with some great reasons that kind of thinking will pay off. Leer en español. You may […]

What is a 401(k)?

At its core, a 401(k) an investment tool for retirement. It is a type of plan called a “defined contribution plan.” Leer en español. You put money into an account that is then invested in stocks, bonds, money market accounts and more. You work with a company – like Fidelity Investments or Vanguard – to […]

Tax Questions? H&R Block Partners with HAF to Get You Answers

If you think that taxes are something that you only need to worry about once a year, think again. Believe it or not, taxes affect your life year-round. If you get married, buy a house, have a baby, move to another state, change jobs—and this is just the start—it’s important to think about taxes. Many […]

Life Changes and Marketplace Health Insurance Plans: What You Need to Do

Ed note: No matter what you think of the Affordable Care Act, it will create new considerations come tax time. This is especially true for those taxpayers who have had a major life change during the year. Here’s information on what changes you need to report to avoid surprises on your return. Leer en español. If […]

About That Tax Return Extension – File Before October 15

Remember way back to April 15. Your friends and family were scrambling. Everyone was talking about returns and refunds and e-filing and so forth. But you were a cool cucumber and filed an extension. The IRS recently said more than 3.25 million taxpayers who filed an extension have yet to file their tax return. Leer en […]

3 Myths About Taxes That Newlyweds Need to Know [VIDEO]

Love and marriage, love and taxes. Wait, what? If you’re engaged, you are probably daydreaming about cake and flowers, not contemplating the changes that will come as a married taxpayer. But if you don’t give it much thought, you could fall victim to a couple of common tax misconceptions that float around. Here we debunk […]

10 Ways Getting Married Affects Your Taxes – UPDATED

Ed note: One of our most popular posts ever detailed 10 important tax changes that may affect you after getting married. We’ve updated most of those and included one brand new change that you need to know about before filing that 2014 tax return. Leer en español. 1. Filing status. Once you get married, the only […]