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The Pros & Cons of Working From Home

Job seekers are enticed by work from home options but are aware of the pitfalls, suggests new research from global staffing firm Robert Half. More than three quarters of professionals surveyed (77 percent) said they are more likely to accept…
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Check withholding soon, avoid another one next year

Taxpayers who owed additional tax when they filed their 2017 federal tax return earlier this year can avoid another unexpected tax bill next year by doing a “paycheck checkup” as soon as possible, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The…
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It's Never Too Early: 5 Tips to Get Kids Started with Retirement Planning

It’s a whole new world for recent college graduates entering the workforce. Their priorities have changed; now bills, rent, and student loans lead their monthly list. Retirement planning ranks low as a priority for many young people in…
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The ideal time to review your finances

With the income tax deadline behind them, many Americans are eager to file away their financial records until next year. But experts advise not putting those documents away just yet — now is an opportune time to review them, make any necessary…
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Americans’ financial satisfaction hits high mark

The AICPA’s Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi) reached a record high in the first quarter of 2018 — an indicator that Americans are still feeling positive about their financial situation, even despite recent stock market volatility.…
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Updated 2018 Withholding Tables Now Available

The Internal Revenue Service today released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month. This is the first in a series of steps that IRS will…
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2018 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 29

The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits that refunds won’t be available before late February. The IRS will begin…
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2018 Tax Reform Law Doubles Child Tax Credit

Have you read the new tax reform law yet? Officially called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the new tax reform law is more than 500 pages long, so we’ll spare you the gory details. Most of the key provisions likely to affect individual…
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Congress passes tax reform

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a second time on Wednesday, by a vote of 224–201, after procedural objections were raised about the version of the bill the House passed Tuesday afternoon. The…