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How to Calculate Your Cost Basis and Save Money…Guaranteed

When you sell a capital asset you need to know when you purchased it and what the cost basis is.  These will be used to determine what your capital gain (or loss) is.  Capital assets are items such as stocks,


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Fifty Shades of Tax Deductions

No Fifty Shades of Grey here.  Here are Fifty Black and White Tax Deductions and Credits. 1) Standard Deduction – Taxpayers can take the higher of the Standard Deduction or their Itemized Deductions. 2) Medical Expenses 3) Medical Miles –


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7 Easy Ways to Decrease Your Income Tax and Keep More Money

 1) Maximize Your Contributions to Your 401(k) Plan Many employers will offer a 401(k) plan. Employees need to take advantage of this plan. This will likely be one of the cornerstones of your retirement plan. If your employer offers a


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3 Reasons to Recognize Capital Gains in 2012

1) The Long-Term Capital Gains Rate is Going Up Long-term capital gains are for capital assets held longer than a year. Capital assets include stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Collectibles and certain Real Estate are subject to special rules.  The


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9 Easy Steps for a Mid-Year Tax Review

Half of the year is almost over.  Don’t wait until the end of the year to do your planning. It’s time for your Mid-Year Tax Review.1) Review your withholding.  Review your prior year income tax return for the income tax


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