Tag: taxes

Is a Garage Sale Worth It?

The days are longer. The flowers have bloomed. Spring cleaning is done. And you can’t drive a mile without seeing a sign for a garage sale. Leer en Español. Whether you call it a garage sale, yard sale, tag sale, lawn sale, rummage sale or something else entirely, they are frequently an annual sign of […]

What can happen after you file – or don’t file?

Ed note: Getting a letter from the IRS after you file a tax return can be terrifying. It’s also not that uncommon. Learn more about the typical reasons you might hear from the IRS and how to go about handling it. Most people only think about taxes sometime between January and April, when they file […]

You’re 26! What’s your health care fix?

Ed note: Many life transitions are times of fun and adventure. Finally being required to get your own health insurance doesn’t exactly feel as exciting. In fact, it might be slightly terrifying. Don’t worry. We can some helpful tips to make the change easy and stress-free. When you turn 16, you can drive. When you […]

How Much Does Marketplace Health Insurance Cost?

Ed note: Health insurance can be a significant cost, so it’s understandable if you’re worried about how much a new plan is going to run you. The good news is that, if you’re under 30 and selecting a Marketplace health insurance plan, you have options. You should be able to find the one that’s best […]

Deadlines for U.S. Expats Approaching

If you are a U.S. citizen living, working or stationed abroad and haven’t filed a tax return yet, you need to submit it by June 15. That’s just a couple weeks away! If you still need help preparing a return, contact H&R Block Expat Tax Services. We offer virtual and, in some countries, in-person services to […]

Expat Tax Q&A: Why Does the IRS Care About My Visa Status?

Ed note: H&R Block Expat Tax Services is a highly specialized team of tax attorneys, CPAs and enrolled agents whose singular focus is expat tax preparation for Americans abroad. These tax situations can be very complex, so we are featuring some answers to common questions. Today’s post focuses on the foreign income tax exclusion. Due […]

What If Someone Else Pays Off Your Student Loans?

Ed note: Congratulations on your graduation! I bet you are really excited to start paying down those student loans. No? Well, let’s daydream for a minute that the loans are magically paid off. It happens! But there may be tax consequences. There are a few situations in which someone else may pay your student loans […]

Gifts For Mom This Mother’s Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know the IRS has “gifts” to give mothers every year, too? OK, credits and deductions may not be able to hold a candle to her children’s smiling faces or sentimental art. But we wanted to take the time to look at how most of us celebrate mom on this special day, and how she […]

Tax Return of the Jedi

Ed note: Warning: what follows is not for the faint of heart. But, if you love talking taxes or frequent the Wookieepedia boards, then you are in for a treat. Enthusiasm for Star Wars has spiked recently with the release of the much-anticipated trailer to the next chapter in the series, The Force Awakens. Both […]

Expat Tax Q&A: I Sold My House. Now what?

Ed note: H&R Block Expat Tax Services is a highly specialized team of tax attorneys, CPAs and enrolled agents whose singular focus is expat tax preparation for Americans abroad. These tax situations can be very complex, so we are featuring some answers to common questions here. Today’s post focuses on how home sales should be […]