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Did You Take an Early Distribution from Your Retirement Plan?

April 25th, 2011

In today’s economy, some taxpayers may need to take money out of their retirement plans to make ends meet. If you have or are contemplating on taking a distribution, there are some very important and unexpected tax issues you need to be aware of. Withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement accounts, such as Traditional IRAs are generally […]

Plan Your Withholding & Estimates for 2011

April 18th, 2011

April 18 is the due date for the first estimated tax installment for the 2011 tax year and only a couple of weeks away. You may not realize it, but taking a few minutes to plan your estimated tax payments and/or proper withholding amounts for the year can actually insulate you from underpayment penalties in […]

Tax Filing Deadline Rapidly Approaching

April 11th, 2011

Just a reminder to those who have not yet filed their 2010 tax return that April 18, 2011 is the due date to either file your return and pay any taxes owed, or file for the automatic six-month extension and pay the tax you estimate to be due.  Normally the deadline is April 15, but […]

Two Tax Credits to Help Pay Higher Education Costs

April 4th, 2011

There are two federal tax credits available to help individuals offset the costs of higher education for themselves or their dependents.  They are the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. To qualify for either credit, a taxpayer must pay post-secondary tuition and fees for themselves, their spouse or their dependent.  The credit is […]

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