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23 February 2011
With tax season coming up in just two months, learn exactly what the mortgage interest tax deduction is and why it benefits you.
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3 December 2010
Even before the Fiscal Commission voted on whether to approve its controversial deficit reduction plan, the mortgage and housing industries were gearing up in opposition to its proposed elimination of the mortgage interest deduction.
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9 September 2010
Nearly 60,000 individuals who purchased homes in 2009 could get a notice from the IRS improperly demanding that they repay their homebuyer tax credit, according to the Treasury Department.
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10 August 2010
Details of a new program designed to help underwater homeowners refinance into an FHA mortgage have been released by the U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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15 April 2010
A vacation home can be a great investment from both a financial and recreational standpoint.
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24 March 2010
With tax time approaching, the big mortgage-related issue this year is the homebuyer tax credits.But there are also a lot of other mortgage- and real-estate tax matters to be aware of as well.
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19 August 2009
IRS Tax Debt Relief & Tax Debt Settlement.
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29 May 2009
Considering a first home purchase this year? Your budget might be impacted by the first-time homebuyer tax credit.
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15 May 2009
There's a tax strategy that the IRS doesn't want you to know about, and all you have to do to benefit from it is fill out a simple form.
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19 April 2009
Changes are probably on the way for the mortgage interest tax deduction, as the Obama administration attempts to right the federal budget.
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2 March 2009
The AMT tax law debate has been raging for years.The latest flare up involves a proposal to incorporate a temporary fix into President Obama's economic stimulus plan.
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18 January 2009
It started as a mortgage crisis and blossomed into a global economic recession.Now, the Federal Reserve, U.S.Treasury Department, FDIC, and FHA are putting all the cards on the table to fix it.
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29 December 2008
December brings holiday cheer and the end of the 2008 tax year.Not exactly "visions of sugar plums dancing," but certainly in the dreams of most adults as 2008 comes to a merciful close.How can you position yourself this month to maximize your 2008 tax savings?.
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9 August 2008
When the real estate market was red hot, property tax assessments were keeping right in step with home values.Now that the bubble has burst, it's logical to think that taxes should decrease, too.It may be logical, but it's not realistic.
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27 July 2008
This just in: The IRS says that you can avoid a capital gains tax hit by swapping your vacation home instead of selling it.Just make sure that you follow the rules to qualify.
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20 July 2008
Property tax assessments aren't an exact science.There may be factors that lead to an over-assessment on your home.Checking it out can save you money.
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19 July 2008
Summer fun should not include worrying about taxes.But while the paperwork due on April 15th is probably at the bottom of your to-do list this summer, there are things you can do to reduce your taxes right now.
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6 July 2008
As if figuring your taxes once wasn't complicated enough, the IRS makes you run another set of numbers with the alternative minimum tax (AMT).
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5 July 2008
You may be living abroad, but you're still under Uncle Sam's thumb.Get the lowdown on what you should be paying in taxes.
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14 June 2008
Self-employment offers you the freedom to work when you want, and the potential to earn more money than in a salaried job.It also offers the burden of paying your own taxes.
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