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    Is social security taxable?

    Yahoo Finance is answering your most-searched finance questions of 2014 as searched on Yahoo. The ninth most-searched question was, "Is social security taxable?"

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    What's your 2014 tax bracket?

    Yahoo Finance is answering your most-searched finance questions of the year. The second most-asked question was: "What's my 2014 tax bracket?"

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  • Year-end tips may yield tax savings

    Ah, the holidays. The season of spirited tax avoidance and homey deductions, when thoughts naturally drift to capital-loss harvesting and full or partial Roth conversions.

    Los Angeles Times
  • 10 budget cities where you can retire in comfort

    Retiring on $30,000 a year can be manageable — if you live in a low-cost area. That means housing costs are affordable, taxes are favorable to retirees and there are a variety of inexpensive dining and ...

  • Smart Year-End Tax Strategies for Investors

    It's not too late to trim your tax bill for 2014.

  • 5 Tax Maneuvers to Make in 2015

    There are certainly plenty of last-minute tax tips that can save you money this tax year. But you will benefit even more if you start planning for tax-year 2015 beginning in January. While you are scrambling ...

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Pay estimated taxes early for an IRA withdrawal?

    Dear Tax Talk, I took an IRA withdrawal this year. I did not withhold taxes. Can I make a payment before the end of the year for these taxes to avoid a penalty for under withholding? How much in estimated ...
  • Not American? You might have to report to the IRS anyway

    Think your taxes are a pain? Imagine if you had piles of U.S. tax forms to fill every year, and you weren't even an American. That's the reality for many foreigners who marry Americans . U.S. citizens ...
  • Starting a Business

    When you start your own business, knowing the income tax implications of your decisions can save you money and headaches. Learn about paying estimated income taxes, keeping track of expenses and how to ...

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  • Home Ownership Tax Deductions

    You know that you can get an income tax deduction on the mortgage interest you pay. But there are other tax deductions you can take on your principal residence or second home -- such as property taxes. ...

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  • How to Write Off Sales Taxes

    For the years 2005 through 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) permits you to write off either your state and local income tax or sales taxes when itemizing your deductions. People who live in a state ...

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  • 'Tis The Season For Tax-Loss Harvesting

    With the end of the year upon investors are looking for ways to reduce their tax bill. One tactic that is often used is tax-loss harvesting.

  • How to Spot a Tax-Scam Call

    Know who never seems to take a holiday? Scammers pretending to be the Internal Revenue Service. Don’t become the next victim; here’s what to know to protect yourself.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • 10 Year-End Tax Strategies

    Congress?s habit of waiting until the last minute to vote on important tax legislation leaves very little wiggle room for tax planning.

    Fox Business
  • IRS to auction Strawberry's deferred compensation agreement

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service is auctioning the deferred compensation agreement that was part of Darryl Strawberry's 1985-90 contract with the New York Mets to satisfy taxes owed by the former All-Star outfielder.

    The Associated Press
  • How to claim the saver's credit

    The saver's credit can be worth as much as $1,000 for individuals and $2,000 for couples who save in 401(k)s and individual retirement accounts. And this tax credit can be claimed in addition to the tax ...

    U.S.News & World Report
  • IRS Beefs Up Website, Will Launch Tax Preparer Database For Tax Season

    It's not too soon to start thinking about tax season. With about a month to go before the season officially opens for 2015, the IRS is encouraging taxpayers to consider tax preparation options, including ...