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How to Teach Income Tax: Lessons & Resources

2024-04-18T16:05:37+00:00April 18th, 2024|

Adolescence is the perfect time to start teaching taxes—what they are, how they work, why we pay them, etc. Taxes are filed differently based on income and lifestyle, making it difficult to explain all the intricacies that come with filing taxes. But students can still learn tax basics early so they'll understand the concept as

Federal Income Taxes

2024-04-18T16:00:38+00:00April 18th, 2024|

Federal Income Taxes are a percentage of an individual’s or business’s income paid to the government and used to fund public goods and services. If you understand how these taxes work and their purpose, you can better appreciate the benefits and better account for the loss. Taxable Income Federal income taxes are charged only on taxable

Teaching Tax Basics

2024-04-18T15:42:50+00:00April 18th, 2024|

Looking for ways to teach students about income taxes, deductions, etc.? Good news! There are tons of great resources out there to help you do just that. Let’s start by taking a look at two very important points related to teaching taxes: What are taxes? Taxes are required payments to local and federal governments—businesses and

Completing a Return

2024-04-18T15:37:03+00:00March 23rd, 2023|

Filing your tax return can be daunting, but understanding the process and taking it step by step can make it more manageable. This article guides you through the essential steps to ensure a smooth and accurate filing experience. Step 1: Decide How to File There are multiple ways to file, each one with different time

Paying Taxes

2024-04-18T15:14:13+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Not sure where to begin when it comes to taxes? That’s okay, it’s a lot! Let’s go over the what, why, who, when, and how of paying taxes. What What are taxes? Taxes are mandatory charges to individuals and businesses from the government. The money may be owed to local, state, and national governments—it’s not uncommon

Tax Planning

2024-04-18T15:25:12+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Nothing is as certain as death and taxes. While no one has control over the former, there are ways to impact the latter. Read on for several areas where careful planning can lower your tax liability, either now or in the future. Retirement Account Contributions Contributions to a tax-deferred retirement account, like a traditional 401(k),

Donating to Charity

2024-04-18T15:29:50+00:00April 17th, 2020|

Donating time, money, or other items to charity is incredibly fulfilling and a great way to help the world around you. But how do you find charities to give to? And, just as importantly, how can you know if those charities are legitimate? Finding the Right Charity When it comes to finding the right charity

Tax Brackets and Statuses

2024-04-18T15:35:39+00:00March 11th, 2020|

Understanding tax brackets and your tax status is crucial for planning your taxes. With this knowledge, you can optimize your tax returns and navigate the world of taxes with confidence. Filing Status Your filing status is a reflection of your life and earning situation for the tax year. Selecting the correct filing status is crucial

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