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Winning Another Property Tax Appeal

Mrs. C. and I bought an investment property back in November for $19,000.  In January all of the local government taxing authorities send out an updated yearly assessment on real estate for tax purposes.  When I received ours for this property my jaw hit the floor.  They had it assessed …

Why Do We Pay Taxes? A Complete Guide

  Why do we pay taxes when the United States didn’t even have an income tax before 1913? Why do we pay taxes for property we already paid for every year? Why do we pay taxes to both the federal government and the state government?  Why do we pay taxes …

How To Calculate Your Taxes In 2018

I do a lot of planning for my taxes, so much so that it feels obsessive at times.  A few years ago I made a tax planning spreadsheet that allowed people to compare side by side different tax scenarios. This greatly simplified my tax planning, and helped many others as …