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Retiree Deductions: The Big Five

Years of hard work will pay off in retirement, or at least that’s the goal. One thing that’s for sure is retirees are often entitled to special tax benefits. After age 50, the IRS loosens its grip on your money, allowing you a little bit of room to maneuver. The sweet spot is after age […]

In some cases, yes. While most couples who are married file a return together, combining their income into a single amount to be taxed. Filing a joint return is generally simpler for couples, and most of the time will produce a lower tax bill than if the couples filed their returns separately. However, there are […]

If you are planning to claim your medical expenses when you file your tax return, you have to remember a few important tips in order to take a deduction for your medical expenses. Itemize – You are required to itemize your deductions if you want to claim medical expenses. You are not able to take […]

The one thing in life that’s guaranteed is that you’ll have to pay taxes. Thankfully, though, the government opts not to force you to pay on your entire amount of income. When determining the amount of income for which you shall be taxed, the IRS uses two determinations of deductions: Above the Line, and Below […]

Taking the standard deduction may seem like the easier option when filing your taxes. However, it may not be the most valuable to you in the long run. Itemizing your deductions may lower your taxes owed. You can determine which method works best for you by figuring out the amount of each deduction method. In […]

Once you’ve put your day job behind you, and settled into the sweet life of retirement, it doesn’t mean tax time has come to an end. Likely, you’ll receive a Form SSA 1099, Social Security Benefit Statement (or RRB – 1099 if you are in Railroad Retirement). If you have additional income, your benefits may […]

Deductions for the Disabled

Taxpayers who are disabled are still subject to income tax, except in situations where the law specifically excludes certain income. If you were using disability while you retired, you have to include the pension you receive from your employer when you file a tax return. You are required to report disability income as part of […]

If you itemize your deductions for a taxable year on Form 1040, Schedule A, you might be able to deduct expenses you paid that year for medical and dental take care of yourself, your partner and your dependents. For a long time beginning after December 31, 2012, you could deduct only the total amount of […]

Whichever method your spouse choses for taking deductions, you’ll have to follow suit, even if you file separately. If one of you opts to itemize your deductions, the other will not qualify for a standard deduction and ill also have to itemize. It possible that you can claim a separate return with itemized deductions that […]

Deduction of Medical Expenses

Medical expenses are defined as any costs related to diagnosing, curing, mitigating, treating, or preventing disease. These services can affect any functionality of the body. Expenses also include monies paid to doctors, dentists, surgeons, and other medical staff who provided legal medical care, as well as the cost of any supplies, equipment, or devices necessary […]