Answers to your tax season questions

The IRS announced it will open the 2024 income tax return filing season on January 29. That’s when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2023 tax year returns. Here are answers to seven tax season questions we receive at this time of year. 1. What are...
Tax Credits vs. Tax Deductions for Individuals

Tax Credits vs. Tax Deductions for Individuals

When it comes to tax season, you may hear about tax credits and deductions and wonder – what’s the difference? Both can lower your tax bill, but they work differently. Knowing what they are and how they impact your tax situation can benefit you and your...
Pocket a tax break for making energy-efficient home improvements

Pocket a tax break for making energy-efficient home improvements

An estimated 190 million Americans have recently been under heat advisory alerts, according to the National Weather Service. That may have spurred you to think about making your home more energy efficient — and there’s a cool tax break that may apply. Thanks to the...
The IRS clarifies what counts as qualified medical expenses

The IRS clarifies what counts as qualified medical expenses

If you itemize deductions on your tax return, you may wonder: What medical expenses can I include? The IRS recently issued some frequently asked questions addressing when certain costs are qualified medical expenses for federal income tax purposes. Basic rules and IRS...
Answers to your questions about taking withdrawals from IRAs

Answers to your questions about taking withdrawals from IRAs

As you may know, you can’t keep funds in your traditional IRA indefinitely. You have to start taking withdrawals from a traditional IRA (including a SIMPLE IRA or SEP IRA) when you reach age 72. The rules for taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) are...