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I recently suggested to my son that he open a Roth IRA. Here are the 3 reasons why.
The Roth IRA offers a huge advantage over a regular IRA. This is particularly so for younger people. With the IRA you are (generally) allowed a tax deduction for this. The IRA grows tax deferred. You can … Continue reading »
Your 2012 income tax return is due on April 15, 2013. What if you can’t get it done on time? Here are 4 easy steps to file your income tax extension.
Currently taxpayers pay 1.45% Medicare Tax on their earned income. This is from a W-2 for employees and net-income from self-employed individuals. The employee pays this amount and the employer matches it, therefore they remit 2.9% to the government. A self-employed individual is considered to be both the employer and employee and therefore currently pays 2.9% Medicare Tax.
Taxpayers must pay their taxes "as they go." For many taxpayers, their income taxes are withheld from their paychecks. For taxpayers that don't have any withholding, they will need to make estimated tax payments.
Here are the five reasons everyone should contribute to an IRA.
1) Income Tax Deduction. Many taxpayers who contribute to an IRA will get a tax deduction. Some taxpayers with higher incomes that participate in a retirement plan at work will not be able to get a tax deductible IRA. Taxpayers are allowed to contribute $5,000 annually to an IRA if they have at least that amount of earned income and are under age 70. Taxpayers over age … Continue reading »