Back To School: Donating Backpacks, Clothes & School Supplies

It’s Back To School Week on the blog! All week long, I’ll be answering your questions about school and tax – complete with fun giveaways. Next up: tips on claiming charitable deductions for donating school supplies, backpacks and more.

Why Santa Won’t Owe Any Income Taxes This Year

It’s Christmas Eve and, at my house, we’re busy preparing for guests. Mostly, we’re waiting on the cousins but my kids are also waiting for a certain man with a white beard – no, not my husband – it’s Santa! We’re tracking Santa’s progress via NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command, a United States and … Read more

Throwing A Holiday Party That Even Uncle Sam Will Love

Dear corporate types, I do love the B52s but under no circumstances should “Rock Lobster” be played – and danced to – at a company party. That was my tweet on yesterday. I happened to be working at a venue not far from such a party. It was a mishmash of mostly middle-aged corporate types … Read more

Paying For Getting Better: What’s Deductible?

I’m back in North Carolina for the second time in two weeks, this time with Nurse Kate (my daughter) in tow. My mom had heart valve replacement surgery last week and it wasn’t without her complications: her lung collapsed the day after the surgery and the resulting 24 hours was quite stressful. Mom is back … Read more