Tax Carnival Ecstasy – April 15, 2013

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Welcome to the April 15, 2013 edition of Tax Carnival Ecstasy. In this final edition for the 2013 tax season we have a number of good articles beginning with one from John Schmoll on last minute tax deductions for those that still need to file. Bill Smith has a post on the popularity of Turbo Tax for online tax filing. And if you are wondering the status of your tax refund since you have already filed and not seen a check from the IRS in the mailbox, KC Beavers covers finding the status of your refund in a great piece. Hope all the articles are helpful, make sure to bookmark, like on Facebook, tweet, and come back for additional tax information throughout the year.

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John Schmoll presents Looking For Last Minute Tax Deductions? Try Making a Ringtone About Yourself! posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “It’s the end of tax season and people that are waiting til the last minute are commonly looking for deductions to take. Here’s a look at some of the crazy ones celebrities have tried to get past the IRS.”

Tax Day, New York City
Tax Day, New York City (Photo credit: @superamit)

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Bill Smith presents Checking Your Tax Refund Status After Using TurboTax 2013 posted at 2010Taxes, saying, “After filing your taxes with TurboTax 2013, you’ll immediately begin wondering about the status of your refund.”

Bill Smith presents United Way Offers Free Tax Preparation To Qualified Earners posted at 2012 Tax – Free Tax Filing Options, saying, “It is that time of year again; time to get out your tax documents, records, and W2s and do your taxes.”

Bill Smith presents The Benefits Of Using TurboTax 2013 To File Your Taxes posted at 2012 Taxes – Free Tax Filing Options, saying, “If you have never used Turbo Tax before, you need to consider filing your taxes with this computer program this year.”

Bill Smith presents Top Tax Scams To Avoid With Turbo Tax 2013 posted at 2014 Taxes, saying, “Using Turbo Tax 2013 is a good way to avoid tax scams in the first place, seeing as how you can e-file your paperwork with confidence that it will go directly to the IRS.”

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KC Beavers presents Where Is My Tax Refund? posted at Generation X Finance, saying, “So your taxes should be done and filed by now. Now one of the most common questions we ask is where is my refund?”

Bill Smith presents TurboTax Continues To Grow In Popularity posted at 2011 Taxes, saying, “Millions of people utilize TurboTax in order to file their income taxes annually. In fact, Intuit recently reported that sales for its products have increased since last year.”

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Tax Carnival Ecstasy – December 18, 2012

The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My Memories?
The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome to the December 18, 2012 edition of Tax Carnival Ecstasy. In this edition we start with a Mortgage Interest Deduction 101 class from HouseMouse. Bill Smith takes a look at some Money Saving Tax Filing Tips for this upcoming tax season. And finally John Schmoll looks at Rebalancing Your Portfolio the careful way. Hope you enjoy the carnival, bookmark, share, like on Facebook, tweet on Twitter and follow the carnival next time.

Gregory Arnold presents Help With Rent Money – Online Cash Loans Can Help Cover Rent posted at Online Fast Cash Loans, saying, “Perhaps you have had some unexpected expenses this month. You may not have enough money to pay the rent. Thanks to online cash loans you can have the money that you need, and it may not be as difficult as you think.”

James Dean presents Do Payday Loan Consolidation Programs Work And If So How? posted at Unsecured Bad Credit Debt Consolidation & Personal Loans Online, saying, “In this day and age, it’s incredibly important for people to be in complete control of their finances. When you get older, you are responsible for several expenses such as rent payments, car insurance, medical insurance, as well as gas money. If you’re looking for information on payday debt consolidation loans, there is a lot of information on the web that can help you.”

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HouseMouse presents Mortgage Interest Deduction 101 posted at The House Mouse.

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Bill Smith presents Money Saving Tax Filing Tips posted at 2010 Tax, saying, “The IRS indicates that the average tax refund was around $3,000 last year, meaning that many of us are actually looking forward to filing our taxes.”

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John Schmoll presents Why Rebalancing Your Portfolio is Like Buying a Carton of Eggs posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “Portfolios, much like eggs can be damaged for numerous reasons. You also want to make sure you have a well balanced portfolio, just like you want a well-balanced diet. Part of a balanced portfolio is rebalancing it annually to make sure you have the best allocation possible.”

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Bill Smith presents Tax Amnesty Gives Kettering Ohio Six Figures posted at 2009 Tax, saying, “Thanks to a new tax amnesty program, Kettering Ohio has brought in more than $163,000 in the first five weeks since the program was kicked off.”

Bill Smith presents IRS Tax Relief Programs posted at 2012 Taxes – Free Tax Filing Options, saying, “If you are looking for IRS tax relief information, maybe this will help you. The IRS has several tax relief programs for people who owe back taxes.”

Bill Smith presents IRS Tax Fraud Increasing posted at 2011 Tax, saying, “Identity theft linked to IRS tax fraud has been increasing. However, according to a recent government report, the IRS is actually unaware of the number of persons who are running scams on the system.”

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Tax Carnival Ecstasy – October 23, 2012

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Welcome to the October 23, 2012 edition of Tax Carnival Ecstasy. In this edition we start with Anisha from the NerdWallet who takes a look at oil companies and the taxes they pay. Bill Smith reviews H&R Block‘s small business tax software. Anna Deguzman looks over the Fiscal Cliff and how the two presidential candidates will handle the crisis. Finally we have four easy ways to save money on your taxes that you can implement before the year ends. Hope you get a chance to read all the posts here, bookmark for later, share on the social networks like Twitter and Facebook and follow the carnival in the future.

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Bill Smith presents File Your Taxes posted at 2010Taxes, saying, “When it comes to online tax filing security is the major issue. Many people may like the concept or many might look down, most of them may feel worried about putting their information all on the internet and doubt that is it actually safe and secure to submit your tax return this way.”

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Bill Smith presents Gay Marriage Increases Federal Tax Headaches posted at 2008 Taxes, saying, “The advent of a new era in our nation’s history brings with it more than gay marriage acceptance; we are witnessing the dawn of a new era of federal tax headaches.”

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presents 2010 Tax Credits For Your Home posted at 2010 Tax, saying, “For those of you thinking of buying a new home but are not sure about the 2010 tax credits, maybe this will help you.”

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presents Should oil companies pay higher taxes? Prof. Ho explains the economics of optimal taxation posted at NerdWallet, saying, “Should oil companies pay higher taxes? Prof. Ho teaches the economics of optimal taxes for the purpose of reducing the federal deficit.”

Bill Smith presents Tips to Get TurboTax Discounts posted at 2009 Tax, saying, “Turbotax software comes in various different versions like Premier, Deluxe, etc. Turbo tax software is used to prepare both State & Federal Income Tax Returns.”

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presents How to get online tax refunds with H&R Block? posted at 2008 Taxes, saying, “Nowadays there are many tax filing programs available online, but even today most of the people think twice while filing their income tax returns using these online programs.”

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presents H&R Block- Small Business Tax Software Review posted at 2009 Taxes, saying, “H&R Block is one of the best tax preparation software used worldwide. Today more than 500 million clients mainly in Australia, the U.S., and Canada use H&R block.”

[email protected] Obama vs. Romney vs. The Fiscal Cliff posted at NerdWallet Blog – Credit Card Watch, saying, “What change will the impending “fiscal cliff” bring? The nerds weigh in on the issue and the roles the presidential candidates could play.”

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Bill Smith presents FreeTaxUSA- Prepare your Taxes Yourself posted at 2011 Taxes, saying, “There are several tax preparation programs available online. Let’s begin with a very simple and a detailed review.”

John Schmoll presents 4 Simple Ways to Save Money on Taxes Before Year End posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “Tax season is quickly approaching us. Don’t fall behind and wait til the last minute to prepare for it. There are numerous things you can do now to help save you money and give less to Uncle Sam.”
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How to Avoid Meeting the Inheritance Tax Threshold

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Did you know that whenever anyone dies, the money and the property which is left to the beneficiaries are subject to an inheritance tax? This tax is usually 40% of anything above the threshold, which in the UK at the moment is £325,000.

However, if you are like most people you will not want to see a large chunk of your inheritance go towards taxes. Luckily, there are ways that you can avoid meeting the inheritance tax threshold and not have to pay. Effectively planning your inheritance can save your family hundreds of thousands of pounds.

As house prices have increased over the years but the inheritance tax threshold has not, more people than ever have been liable to pay it. To avoid this, you will need to split up your estate in your will so that you can make sure that each of your loved ones inherits an amount which is under the threshold.

Leaving Money to Your Spouse or Civil Partner

Did you know that if you leave your money to your spouse or civil partner, they will be exempt from paying inheritance tax on any of it? This can be a way for you to pass along your estate without having to worry about meeting the inheritance tax threshold. In the future when your partner dies, the estate will be subject to an inheritance tax threshold again, but the threshold will be higher at $650,000.

Setting up a Trust

Many people place their money in a trust fund in order to avoid paying inheritance tax. Although this was a very popular method in the past, the HMRC has become aware of this practice and has been cracking down on using trusts for this purpose. However, you still might be able to exempt your money from inheritance tax in some cases, such as trusts for someone who is disabled or certain trusts for your children. To make sense of the complicated rules and restrictions, you should talk to someone who specializes in these types of trusts.

Give it Away

One of the simplest ways of protecting your assets from inheritance tax is by giving your estate away in the form of gifts. Any money that you give to your benefactors is exempt from inheritance tax as long as you continue living for more than 7 years after giving the gift. You will also be able to give away £3,000 per year of your assets, and this will be exempted from your inheritance tax threshold. This concession allows parents and grandparents to give money to their children without fear of exceeding the inheritance tax threshold down the line.

These are just a few ways that you can deal with the inheritance tax threshold and make sure that more of your worldly possessions get passed along to your loved ones.

Simon Grant produced this content on behalf of Access Legal solicitors, whose site has pkenty of advice on the subject of making a will.

Tax Carnival Ecstasy – September 27, 2011

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Welcome to the September 27, 2011 edition of Tax Carnival Ecstasy. The best 6 article submission received for this weeks tax carnival. Judy has a great article on ways to save money for those working through a budget. Robert has instruction on what tax filing status you should select for your situation. Tommy John presents some ways to save on tax filing. While Robert completes the carnival with a post on investing in tax lien certificates. Hope you enjoy the articles, bookmark, share, tweet, like on Facebook and follow the carnival next week.

Judy Blackburn presents 5 Ways to Save Money Every Day posted atDebt Consolidation, saying, “While working out the basics of your budget will save some money, it is possible to save more if you follow a few simple keys to make those every day purchases more affordable.”

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Mark Roberts presents How To Choose The Right Filing Status posted atTax Brackets, saying, “This article provides a guide to choosing the right filing status for your tax return.”

Tommy John presents Save on Tax Preparation: File Your Own Taxes | 2010 Taxes posted at2010Taxes, saying, “Depending on your income, you may even qualify to file your federal taxes for free.”

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James Bush presents Withdrawing from Your 401k Early (If You Absolutely Have To) posted at 401k Calculator, saying, “It’s often not a good idea to tap into your 401K but if you have made the decision to do so here are some things to consider.”

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Robert Moore presents The ‘Buffett Rule’ For Millionaires – Would It Work? | 2011 Taxes posted at 2011 Taxes, saying, “Recently, attention has been called to the fact that his secretary pays less in taxes (or is put to a lower tax rate than he).”

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Kyle Taylor presents How to Earn a Passive Income with Tax Lien Certificates posted at The Penny Hoarder.

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