We may be in the middle of income tax season, but hoping you'll be getting a refund isn't the only thing you should be thinking about this time of yea...especially if you're a homeowner. That's because the National Taxpayers Union (a nonprofit citizen group) estimates that between 30 and 60 percent of properties are assessed for too high of a value, resulting in an incorrectly larger property tax bill.
Taking the time to review your property tax bill could save you a nice chunk of change. And the good news is that it's easy.
Thanks to our federal government's labyrinthine tax system, keeping
accurate records becomes an art form that must be mastered. With the
shadow of the IRS lurking over your shoulder, and the knowledge that you
could be audited at any time, for any reason, you want to keep your
financial house in the best possible order.
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We all know about the big talk about global warming and everything that
goes along with it. Not everyone agrees whether or not our actions our
impacting the environment. No matter how you feel about global warming,
you should be looking into making your home green.
Planning your personal finances not only requires you to devote time for
tax preparation every year and having a good long term investment
management strategy but also a robust plan for your retirement that
guarantees a stable and steady retirement income once you stop working.
If for any reason you are unable to complete your federal tax return by April 15th, you can apply for an extension. There are some catches, of course (it is the IRS, after all). The extension gives you extra time to file the paperwork, but you still have to pay any money that you expect to owe and send your check along with the extension request, which is Form 4868. And it all has to arrive to the IRS address for your state or region on time.
Right now you probably have taxes on your mind. First, you need to wrap
up last year and file your taxes online with a company like TurboTax
and their TurboTax Federal Free Edition. After you get that out of the
way you want to start tax planning strategies for 2010 to lower your
taxes this year.
Here are 10 steps to lower your taxes in 2010.
Q: We are finally ready to address our estate planning needs, such as
our wills, trusts and protecting our assets. What are the most
important considerations when selecting an estate planning attorney?
What are the most common estate planning mistakes?
Probated estates are managed by a probate executor. This person is
designated in the decedent's Last Will. If the decedent dies intestate
(without a Will) a probate judge will appoint someone to this position.
In most cases, the executor is a family member or close friend. If no one accepts the duties of probate administrator, the judge will appoint an outsider to oversee the estate.