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Three ways to deal with tax liens

With the Thanksgiving Day holiday passing, the focus for many consumers is on the holiday season. Indeed, few people are talking about taxes at this time of year, but people who are facing (or dealing with) tax liens are definitely thinking about how Uncle Sam will affect their holiday season.

Examples of penalty free IRAs withdrawals

An IRA is a good way to save money for retirement. For many people, it is their most significant investment outside of their home. But sometimes, life happens and you may need to tap your resources to deal with financial difficulties. While the rules governing IRAs and Roth IRAs call for significant penalties and taxes for withdrawals implemented before retirement age.

Sage advice for those looking for tax counsel

Of all the reality shows on television, it is no coincidence that there is no reality show depicting the trials of tax attorneys. This is likely because there is hardly anything glamorous about litigating tax issues or guiding clients through tax disputes. This would hardly compete with the screaming matches and underhanded fights that most reality shows are known for.

Before you sell your house at a loss, read this

Imagine you want to sell your house. It is ten years old, meaning that you bought it near the height of the market and before the epic crash of 2007. You loved living there and the memories are still solid, but now it is an albatross that prevents you from getting over other financial issues in your life. A sale would be beneficial not because you taking troublesome debt off your hands, but you may even benefit from a tax break by selling the property at a loss.

Options for minimizing capital gains taxes

Every taxpayer may not want to completely avoid taxes, because doing so may come with strings attached. However, lowering them to a point where they are reasonable, predictable and easy to pay. This is especially true with the sale of property. Whether it is real property or securities, every taxpayer wants to minimize capital gains taxes when they sell property.

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