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Taxes in Retirement

Bob Carlson of Retirement Watch on how to manage your taxes and planning strategies to pay less

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Planning Next Year’s Tax with This Year’s Return

May 1, 2010

Don’t close your income tax return file just yet. You need that tax return to plan for the rest of this year and next year. Tax planning used to be something you could do near year-end. These days, it should be more of a year-round activity, and last year’s tax return is the best place […]

Averting Problems in This Year’s 1099-Rs

April 1, 2010

Retirees need to pay careful attention when completing their 2009 tax returns. Some changes in the forms and in the financial services industry could cause confusion and mistakes in your return. The mistakes could cause the IRS to contact you in a few months and maybe result in penalties and interest. Financial industry upheaval. Many […]

Logging Days Saves You Tax Dollars

April 1, 2010

Counting days is important to those who reside in more than one place that imposes taxes. In general, only people who live in more than one state have to worry, but when a locality imposes an income tax you also have to pay attention. A day here or there could change your tax bill by […]

April 2010

April 1, 2010

April 29, 2010 03:30 p.m. Wild week of headlines and more For many months volatility was declining in the investment markets, and investors were secure in the belief that the economy was solid and asset prices would continue rising. Things have changed a bit. On Tuesday afternoon, the headlines were not to rosy. Here’s what […]


What you don’t know about retirement can hurt you. In fact, just a few wrong decisions in your investments, taxes, or estate planning could completely derail your retirement plans. Worse yet, the rules of the game keep changing, making it harder to keep up. For these reasons, I’ve assembled all the key points – everything you need to know — into one comprehensive report. Click here today for free access.

Deducting All Your Medical Expenses

March 1, 2010

Many taxpayers leave money on the table because they don’t deduct all the medical expenses they are allowed.  Medical expense deductions were tightened over the years, leading many people to believe they can’t deduct their expenses. But you can deduct medical payments as itemized expenses, and many people qualify for higher deductions than they realize, […]

Writing Off Long-Term Care

March 1, 2010

At least some of the expenses of a nursing home or assisted living facility usually are deductible. The amount of the deductions depends on the circumstances. You have to know the rules to maximize your deduction. When the primary reason for residing in a nursing home is one’s physical condition and the availability of medical […]

Selling Now to Avoid Higher Taxes Later?

January 1, 2010

Income taxes are going to increase. That’s the message coming from Washington. We don’t know which taxes will increase or by how much, but there seems to be strong majority support for higher taxes. Rising federal spending also makes higher taxes more likely. At a minimum, it appears the 2003 tax cuts will expire at […]

Avoiding State Tax Hike Surprises

January 1, 2010

Most of the headlines are about federal taxes, but you need to stay follow state and local taxes. This is where the big changes are being made, and they could be big enough to change where you want to live in retirement – or change your retirement spending plan. The recession put many state and […]


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