You get two things when you donate to a charity: a feel-good moment and a tax deduction. And donations don't have to take the form of a cash or check. Property and goods and services count, too — sometimes.
If you're not the organized type, your tax returns may be languishing in a forgotten file folder in a closet. But never fear — if you need one for a mortgage or loan application and can't find it, the IRS can help you out. Pretty easily, too.
Despite sometimes getting a bum rap, the IRS actually offers workers tons of ways to save money or boost bottom line on their tax returns. Sometimes learning these tricks takes time, patience and the ability read legalese, but we've got you covered.
Having a baby is a huge milestone, bringing new levels of joy, renewal and family togetherness. But before you get too caught up in all the warm, fuzzy feelings, remember that having a child also comes with a price tag — or two or three.
Having a kid isn't a sprint. It's a marathon, one likely to have financial implications for the rest of you and your child's lives. Planning and educating early can provide an enduring source of support down the road.
Fun fact: It's possible to be both a U.S. resident alien and a U.S. nonresident alien in the same year. Not-so-fun fact: That makes paying U.S. taxes more complicated. If this is you, check out these 10 tax tips.