Personal Income Taxes

Taxes are inevitable, but if you are educated, you can soften their impact. Learn about tax and money organization, income taxes and other topics in the Taxes channel.


In Mexico, Artists Can Pay Their Federal Taxes With Artwork

Pago en Especie allows artists to meet tax obligations with a piece of art, and the government builds an impressive collection. Win-win!

The IRS Wealth Squad: The Super-rich's Worst Nightmare

If you're all about taking money from rich people who don't want to cough up their dough, the Wealth Squad is where it's at.

How Sin Taxes Work

So-called sin taxes, excise taxes on things the government deems dangerous, can discourage bad behavior, but can they be too effective?

Do you have to pay income tax for stuff sold on eBay?

The IRS says you're legally obligated to pay income tax on eBay profits, especially if you're a regular seller. But eBay doesn't issue 1099 forms or define "regular seller." So it can be difficult to figure out what to do — but we're here to help.

Do you need a tax ID number for an online business?

You have a shop on Etsy, while your partner owns an online travel agency. Should you both have tax ID numbers?

10 Worthwhile Energy-efficient Tax Breaks

Here's to you, conscientious citizen. Not only are your energy-efficient home improvements good for the ol' bank account, they're good for the environment, too. You deserve a reward -- or two or three. How do some tax breaks sound?

10 Tax Deductions for Home Improvements

After putting countless hours of blood, sweat and tears — not to mention money — into improving your home, don't you deserve a break? Well, the IRS certainly thinks so, having created not one, but several tax breaks just for you and your home.

10 Things You Need to Know About Filing Taxes

Do you lose sleep every tax season, afraid that you don't know the rules? Well, they do say that the best weapon against the unknown is knowledge. Why not help yourself to a good night's sleep by arming yourself with these essential tax filing tips?

10 Tips for Lower Taxes

When we hear the words "lower" followed by "taxes," most of us are likely to start drooling like Pavlov's dog at the sound of a bell. But is such a thing even possible? Why, of course it is -- and it's much easier to pull off than you'd think.

Tax Resources for Foreign Nationals

The key to sorting out income taxes if you're a foreign national is determining your status as an alien and then figuring out which tax laws apply to you. We can help.