Tag: taxes

The IRS changed my refund. Now, what?

Ed note: We know how important it is to get a tax refund. While waiting for the refund to arrive can be frustrating, getting a refund that’s less than expected – or none at all – can be upsetting. Here are a few reasons this could happen, and what to do if it does happen […]

Saving for College While Reducing Your Tax Bill

Ed note: As a parent, I do worry sometimes about my daughter and her future education. How expensive will college be when she enrolls? Will she need an advanced degree too? Or what if she doesn’t go to college at all? While I can’t know the answers to those questions, I can do some planning […]

Boats and Taxes, Everything You Need to Know While You Stay Afloat

Ed note: OK, taxes are pretty serious business. But with something fun – like summer boating – we just couldn’t help but get a little “punny.” We hope it makes you smile, with the added benefit of helping you maximize your tax refund. If you are thinking about giving into “pier” pressure and buying a […]

Top 7 Things Same-Sex Couples Need to Know About Marriage and Taxes

Today, the Supreme Court decided same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry. That means regardless of what individual states may have decided in the past (we decoded the confusing discrepancies here), all same-sex couples can now get married and have those unions legally recognized. Additionally, those already married and living in states that currently […]

H&R Block: Leading within the Latino Community

Ed note: Being an H&R Block tax professional doesn’t mean you just prepare tax returns. Our pros are active in their communities and play an important role providing education about taxes. This is especially true for our bilingual tax pros. Leer en español. Being a leader can mean many things – providing wisdom, guidance or […]

Tax Tips for New Homeowners

Ed note: Congratulations on buying a new home! While it’s easy to get caught up in picking paint colors and planning where the furniture will go, don’t forget to keep track of important expenses and other home-related things that you will need at tax time. Leer en español. From determining how much you can afford […]

Tax Consequences Of House Flipping

Ed note: Owning real estate can make your tax return a bit more complicated. Figuring taxes when you flip real estate as a side business can be mind-boggling. The most important thing to know is that it is treated very differently from regular home ownership. Here are a few more things to keep in mind. […]

What You Need To Know About Student Loan Forgiveness

Ed note: Did you know there are ways to have your student loans paid off? And they don’t involve having a wealthy, childless aunt somewhere. Robert Farrington covers several great options for student loan forgiveness that are open to a wide range of people. Leer en Español. Student loan forgiveness programs are great options for […]

Smart Ways to Throw a Wedding for $6,300

Ed note: Budget weddings are actually pretty trendy. Besides saving money (which is always cool), they force you to make more inventive and unique choices, as Dana LaRue outlines below. So, you’re engaged! Yay! Aside from the lovey, giddy feelings, you’re now staring down some major benefits of the betrothed. Namely, you get to file […]

Paying Taxes All Year Long

Most Americans think about taxes once a year – sometime between the end of January and April 15. For those people, every time a paycheck comes, taxes are paid too. They are automatically deducted before the money hits the bank account. An annual tax return reconciles the amount of taxes paid throughout the year with […]