Monthly Archives: April 2011

Nonprofit Hiring Shows Signs of Recovery in 2011


Eric Frazier – Chronicle of Philanthropy As the economy slowly recovers, nonprofits are adding jobs, a new survey finds. One-third of nonprofit groups plan to create new jobs this year, and 27 percent said they might do so. Charities that … Continue reading

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What Your Financial Advisor Won’t Tell You


1. Certified financial planners and NAPFA-registered financial advisers take a pledge to put their clients’ interests ahead of their own, but traditional stockbrokers aren’t held to the same standard, even if they’ve given themselves the title “financial adviser.” 2. Do … Continue reading

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10 Tax Benefits for Parents


Ten Tax Benefits for Parents 1.     Dependents In most cases, a child can be claimed as a dependent in the year they were born. 2.     Child Tax Credit You may be able to take this credit on your tax return … Continue reading

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Filing an Amended Return


Nine Facts on filing an Amended Return An amended tax return generally allows you to file again to correct your filing status, your income or to add deductions or credits you may have missed. Here are nine points you should … Continue reading

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Ten Facts for Mortgage Debt Forgiveness


Ten Facts for Mortgage Debt Forgiveness If your mortgage debt is partly or entirely forgiven during tax years 2007 through 2012, you may be able to claim special tax relief and exclude the debt forgiven from your income. 1.     Normally, … Continue reading

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Military Personnel and their Families Get Free Tax Help!


Military Personnel and their Families Get Free Tax Help! Military members and their spouses may be eligible to receive free tax return preparation assistance. The IRS and U.S. Armed Forces participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program which provides … Continue reading

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Read This if you need More Time to Pay Your Taxes


Taxpayers who owe taxes may be relieved to know that there are some options for those who owe and can’t afford to pay the full amount right away. 1.     Taxpayers who are unable to pay all taxes due are encouraged … Continue reading

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