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Tax Carnival Ecstasy – January 3, 2012

Welcome to the January 3, 2012 edition of Tax Carnival Ecstasy. We have the top 5 articles this week for the carnival including how to get Free Tax Advice by Phone this tax season from a software company. Joe Morgan takes a look at being Prepared to Pay $3,598 More in Income Tax for 2012. And Clint Cora examines the W8BEN Form For Canadians,  this form is for Foreigners Who Work In The US. Hope you find the information helpful, bookmark, share, tweet, like on Facebook, and come back soon.

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Lawyer presents What is Tax Law? Do You

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2011 Rules for Charitable Contribution Deductions

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Charitable contributions made to qualified organizations through the year may help reduce your tax bill.  Many organizations give donors pertinent details about their tax-deductible donation including the amount that can actually be reported on your tax return.  The following tips may help ensure donation made will be beneficial on your taxes.

  • Make sure you report charitable contributions on the correct form. The IRS states that form 1040 must be used to itemize deductions using Schedule A.
  • Upon reporting the deduction, make sure it was made to a qualifying charitable organization.  Contributions reported shouldn’t be donations made
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The Reverse Mortgage Disadvantages Are Whoppers

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There are many retirees out there who are in a world of hurt.  The economy has all but killed the American dream of retirement.  Trying to work until they are forced out, many seniors find that they just cannot survive on the pittance of a pension that they receive and social security is little more than a stipend.  For this reason, many of them are telling their heirs that there is no such thing as Santa Clause.  It is starve or sell the home.  There is another option, however, that many are considering, the reverse … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

Inheritance Planning Takes Careful Consideration

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When someone inherits a sum of money from a loved one, there is a certain level of healthy stress that is created. It can be exciting to know that you’re about to receive an amount of money, no matter how large it is, but it’s important to contain the stress and use it for good reasons. This energy should be put toward inheritance planning in order to ensure that only smart moves are made with the money. If you have a list in your mind of what you’ll spend it on, it helps to write it … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

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