Tax Carnival Ecstasy – January 14, 2014

Welcome to the January 14, 2014 edition of Tax Carnival Ecstasy. In this edition we start with an article from Bill Smith presenting the IRS Tax Adjustments made in 2014. John Schmoll has some Retirement Planning Tips for the Self-Employed. And Kurt at Mymoneycounselor.com looks into Tax ID Theft Awareness. Hope you enjoy all the articles, bookmark, share, tweet and like our carnival on Facebook.

deductions

Justin @ Root of Good presents 11 Tips to Finish the Year Strong posted at Root of Good, saying, “Don’t make a huge financial mistake by ignoring these 11 things you have to do before 2013 comes to a close. These tips include a number of deductions that are “use it or lose it” each tax year.”

Self-employed
Self-employed (Photo credits: www.myhardhatstickers.com)

filing

Bill Smith presents IRS Tax Adjustments In 2014 posted at 2013 Taxes, saying, “Taxes in 2014 are set to undergo various adjustments, affecting more than 40 tax provisions.”

retirement

John Schmoll presents Betterment Review: A New Investing Option to Consider posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “Investing in the stock market is vital to building wealth and with the variety of options available of where to invest it can be confusing. Choosing a good brokerage that has good offering and low fees can be a great way to help grow your retirement portfolio and get your investing on the right foot.”

John Schmoll presents Retirement Planning Tip for the Self-Employed: Don’t Make My Mistake posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “Retirement planning when you’re self-employed can be easily overlooked when you’re busy managing your business. However, this can cause a worse problem as you’re also losing out on a 401k match. With some appropriate planning and selection of the appropriate retirement vehicle you can set yourself up for success and grow your retirement portfolio at the same time. Just make sure that the option you select is the one that’ll benefit you from both a retirement and a taxation perspective.”

taxes

Bill Smith presents Start Filing Your Returns With TurboTax 2014 posted at 2014 Taxes, saying, “Get Your Refund Early by Filing Your Returns Early: E-filing with TurboTax 2014 to Start on Jan. 2″

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[email protected] presents Tax ID Theft Awareness posted at Money Counselor, saying, “Responding to explosive growth, the FTC has made January 13-17 Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. What are the risks? What should you do if you’re victimized?”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of tax carnival ecstasy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Tax Carnival Ecstasy – July 2, 2013

This image depicts the total tax revenue (not ...
This image depicts the total tax revenue (not adjusted for inflation) for the U.S. federal government from 1980 to 2009 compared to the amount of revenue coming from individual income taxes. The data comes from the Office of Management and Budget’s record of the ‘Budget of the US Government FY 2011’, specifically the ‘Historical Tables, Table 2.1.’ The information is also here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome to the July 2, 2013 edition of Tax Carnival Ecstasy. In this edition we start with an article from Bill Smith on completing your 2012 tax return for free if you have not already. John Schmoll writes about raiding a 401(k) to purchase property and how he would not do it. Keddon Carlisle has some lifetime tax planning software that looks quite interesting. Hope you enjoy all the material, like on Facebook, share, tweet, bookmark, and come back next time.

filing

Bill Smith presents Complete Your 2012 Tax Return For Free posted at 2012 Tax – Free Tax Filing Options, saying, “It’s time to prepare your 2012 tax return. But have you ever considered submitting your federal income tax return online?”

retirement

John Schmoll presents Things I Would Never Do: Raid My 401k to Buy Property posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “There is an increasing number of investors taking out loans on their 401k accounts in order to buy investment property. While diversification of investments is key, the inherent risk may not be enough to offset the potential gain. This is also not to mention the fact of the possible tax implications and loss of hard earned retirement savings.”

Keddon Carlisle presents Lifetime Tax Planning Software | Best Financial Planning Software | Retirement Planning Software posted at Best Personal Financial Planning Software, saying, “This lifetime tax projection software provides fully integrated IRA retirement calculator and 401k retirement calculator facilities automatically apply lifetime taxes related to your traditional IRA, 401k, 403b, 457, Simple, Keogh and other retirement accounts and to your Roth IRA and to your designated Roth 401k, Roth 403b, and Roth 457 account contributions.”

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Bill Smith presents Filing Your Taxes At-Home – It’s Easier Than You Think posted at 2011 Taxes, saying, “Most customers aren’t aware of just how easy it is to learn how to do your own taxes online.”

Bill Smith presents TurboTax Makes Tax Season a Breeze posted at 2009 Taxes, saying, “Financial capability is a major part in an adult’s life. Finishing your degree and getting a job is needed in order to maintain a sustainable life, along with paying taxes.”

Bill Smith presents Filing Free 2012 Taxes Online: What You Need To Know posted at 2012 Taxes – Free Tax Filing Options, saying, “Are you interested in filing free 2012 taxes online? If so, you should know that TurboTax 2013 is the very best way to do it.”

Bill Smith presents Tax Return Extensions Made Easy posted at 2013 Taxes, saying, “Most people these days have such busy schedules and isn’t it a hassle to personally file our tax returns?”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of tax carnival ecstasy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Tax Carnival Ecstasy – May 24, 2013

Welcome to the May 24, 2013 edition of Tax Carnival Ecstasy. In this edition we start with an article from Bill Smith on TurboTax having an issue with their service at the very end of the tax season this year. John Schmoll from Frugal Rules discusses the financial concepts that he understood before he left college in a nice post. And finally Edward Webber looks at the amount of income you can earn before you need to file a tax return. Hope you like all articles, bookmark, share on Facebook, Tweet, and come back really soon.

English: The headquarters of Intuit Consumer T...
English: The headquarters of Intuit Consumer Tax Group at the northern end of San Diego. This is where Intuit develops its flagship tax return preparation product, TurboTax. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

filing

Bill Smith presents TurboTax Survives Twitter Panic posted at 2009 Taxes, saying, “The 2013 tax season was fraught with unprecedented problems caused by government budget fights and IRS delays in updating forms.”

Bill Smith presents TurboTax Sees Glitch, #Fails On Twitter posted at 2010 Tax, saying, “Filing taxes is a stressful task no matter how anyone puts it, and if anything goes wrong during the filing, it becomes a nightmare.”

retirement

John Schmoll presents 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated From College posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “It’s sadly been too long since I graduated from college. There are a number of things I wish I knew before I did, chiefly among them avoiding debt, investing early for retirement by taking advantage of a 401k and networking all with the intention of growing professionally as well as growing my wealth.”

John Schmoll presents Online Brokerages I’ve Used: Etrade Review posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “There are many online brokerages to use as you look to invest in the stock market. The good ones are there to meet your needs and help make sure you’re doing what you can to be investing for things like retirement.”

taxes

Edward Webber presents How Much Can You Earn Without Paying Taxes 2013? posted at TaxFix Feed Update, saying, “Do you want to know how much you can earn without paying any tax in the UK? This article provides all the details and how the limit has been increased.”

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Simpsonsparadox presents Tax Evaders! posted at Geek Insider.

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Tax Carnival Ecstasy – February 19, 2013

Welcome to the February 19, 2013 edition of Tax Carnival Ecstasy. In this edition we start with a post from David de Souza who looks at 3 Ways To Pay Less Tax On Your Savings. Kurt at Mymoneycounselor.com has tips on the best way to Choose a Tax Preparer. Have you ever wondered if You need to Pay Taxes on credit card rewards from reward points? William has the details. And finally, John Schmoll examines 5 Easy Ways to Save the Money you Lost Due to the Payroll Tax Increase. Hope you like the material, share on Facebook, tweet, bookmark, and come back soon.

deductions

David de Souza presents 3 Ways To Pay Less Tax On Your Savings posted at TaxFix Feed Update, saying, “This blog post will provide 3 tips on how you can maximise your tax efficiency on your savings.”

filing

Bill Smith presents Canadian Income Tax Filing Made Easy posted at 2014 Taxes, saying, “In recent years, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been expanding the methods available for you to file your income taxes.”

Bill Smith presents Filing Taxes with TurboTax Canada posted at 2014 Taxes, saying, “TurboTax Canada is designed to make filling less of a challenge no matter who you may be.”

Day 56 - Tax Time
Day 56 – Tax Time (Photo credit: absoblogginlutely)

[email protected] presents How to Choose a Tax Preparer posted at Money Counselor, saying, “The IRS’s “10 Tips to Help You Choose a Tax Preparer” overlooks a huge tip that could save you a bundle.”

Bill Smith presents District Court Rules That The TurboTax 2013 Ads Can Continue To Run posted at 2013 Taxes, saying, “The recent TurboTax 2013 television commercials focused on the accounting experience of the TurboTax 2013 staff while also pointing out the lack of experience of tax preparers from other major tax preparation companies.”

Bill Smith presents How You’re Wrong About Debt Consolidation posted at Debt Consolidation, saying, “With so many mixed messages presented by so many different sources, it can be difficult to know which to believe when it comes to finances.”

tax law

William presents Tax Time: Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Credit Card Rewards? posted at Card Guys Blog, saying, “So, the question becomes this: Are your credit card rewards actually considered income? As always, with our somewhat ambiguous tax code, the answer is: It depends.”

taxes

Bill Smith presents Getting Your Taxes Done with TurboTax Canada posted at 2014 Taxes, saying, “TurboTax Canada is the software that every person should take advantage of when it comes time to sit down and do your taxes.”

Bill Smith presents E-Filing Your Taxes With TurboTax 2013 posted at 2012 Taxes – Free Tax Filing Options, saying, “We are in the midst of the 2013 tax filing season. Every year since 1993; Americans have increasingly used e-filing software to file their tax returns. TurboTax 2013follow has perfected the process of contemporary electronic tax filing.”

John Schmoll presents 5 Easy Ways to Save Money Lost Due to the Payroll Tax Increase posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “The Payroll Tax Holiday went away at the beginning of 2013. Some families were prepared, some were not. This is a list of ways to help make up for that, or if you’re looking to live more frugal and save money in general.”

David de Souza presents Which countries pay the most tax? posted at Tax Credits, saying, “If you think that you pay too much tax in the US you should compare what you pay to other countries in the world. This blog post looks at which countries pay the highest tax.”

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Bryan presents Best Short Term Investments posted at Gajizmo, saying, “Even multi-billion dollar corporations are always trying to maximize the returns of their cash and short term investments, so why shouldn’t you? Here is a comprehensive list of all the best short term investment options, from online checking accounts, money markets and Treasuries to “I-Bonds”, corporate bonds, and property tax certificates. Find out the pros and cons of each and where you feel comfortable parking your cash for the short-term before you invest it at higher yields.”

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