income tax

Understanding the “Taxability” of Your Social Security Benefits

It comes as a blunt surprise to many folks, but the monthly benefits paid to them out of Social Security can be subject to federal income tax. Yes, even though the proceeds are the result of taxes they’ve already paid,…

Understanding Taxes and How They’re Assessed

From Federal Income Taxes to Unemployment Taxes, with Social Security taxes (FICA) in between, the Motley Fool’s Christy Bieber explains what’s taken from your paycheck in an article posted on finance.yahoo.com’s News page. It’s a timely refresher on our tax system, given…

Strategic Thinking on Deferred Compensation Withdrawals

With hundreds of thousands of 401k and IRA millionaires now looking at using these funds to support retirement, its time to recognize the importance of tax-effective strategies for withdrawals. In a post on www.forbes.com, contributor Stephen Chen takes a look at strategies…

Surprise! Your Social Security Benefits May be Taxed

For many folks entering the retirement world with an understanding of what their monthly Social Security benefit payment–the benefit they’ve earned through a lifetime of work and FICA tax contribution–will be, it comes as a surprise at tax time to…

How Taxes Eat Away at Your Social Security Benefits

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This enduring statement was penned by Benjamin Franklin in 1789, and rings true…

Retirement Taxes: Here’s What to Expect

As The Motley Fool’s Dan Caplinger suggests, many folks look toward retirement as a time when tax burdens are lighter, and more of one’s income can be devoted to personal pleasure. Indeed, that was one of the enticements of the…

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