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11 votes
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What should I be wary of when insurer is taking a lot of time to decide whether car is repairable or a total loss?

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0 answers
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For 2021, What is the most Tax-Advantageous Way to Make a Charitable Donation that is Larger than my AGI?

5 votes
2 answers
137 views

What is the advantage of making charitable contributions (CCs) from one's IRA over just writing checks?

5 votes
1 answer
192 views

Is there an IRS "use or lose" it rule on taking charitable deductions up to the 50% limit of AGI?

5 votes
2 answers
661 views

What portion of the fee to my MD's concierge medical practice is eligible for US Internal Revenue Service medical deduction?

4 votes
2 answers
230 views

Are there any financial advantages to getting married that might outweigh or mitigate a hefty marriage tax?

4 votes
2 answers
169 views

Suggestions on how to distribute jewelery and other valuable personal property to the beneficiaries of my will?

4 votes
2 answers
232 views

Question about plausibility of an iffy financial transaction in a crime novel

4 votes
2 answers
143 views

What, specifically, causes the necessity to revise a brokerage 1099, and why are revisions so common?

4 votes
0 answers
116 views

What eventually happens when my Medicare premium is MORE than my Social Security benefit?

3 votes
1 answer
143 views

How can I (1) streamline my charitable giving and (2) avoid being pestered by "free gifts" and multiple mailings from the charities I want to support?

3 votes
1 answer
216 views

Puzzled by (a) credit score and (b) abrupt jump in credit score

3 votes
1 answer
509 views

When two valid methods used to determine step-up in value at death for real estate differ, can one freely choose the most advantageous?

2 votes
3 answers
265 views

What should I consider in a decision to lease or buy a car?

2 votes
0 answers
133 views

Does passing an IRS audit with flying colors affect in any way the probability of an audit in a later year?

2 votes
0 answers
49 views

Is the Social Security death benefit of $255 reduced if the would-be recipient spouse's benefit is reduced by 2/3 of their civil service pension

2 votes
0 answers
57 views

I have a charitable carryforward from 2011: Can I file in October 2017 (extension) and still take it?

2 votes
2 answers
189 views

Is there any data on the degree to which confidential financial information is taken from trash and then used fraudulently?

2 votes
1 answer
128 views

What happens to the cost basis when property declines in value between its purchase and the death of its purchaser?

2 votes
1 answer
133 views

What happens when the Medicare deductions on one's Social Security (SS) check are larger than the SS benefit?

2 votes
1 answer
88 views

US Federal Income Tax: Any tactic that will reduce probability of audit when Deductions are greater than AGI?

1 vote
1 answer
55 views

For evidence of charitable deduction, does the IRS accept a printout of an e-mail or a screenshot of a text?

1 vote
0 answers
27 views

Are changes in the tax code for individuals usually retroactive to the beginning of the year, or not? [duplicate]

1 vote
0 answers
107 views

Is it possible to change the second (or residual) beneficiary of a CRUT?

1 vote
1 answer
167 views

Would like to understand why Social Security Administration (SSA) snafu happened

1 vote
2 answers
3k views

What level of commission do sellers of extended auto warranties get?

1 vote
1 answer
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Elementary question about AGI and SS income

1 vote
0 answers
57 views

US Federal IT: If the deductions proposed to be eliminated are eliminated, will the AMT be a toothless tiger?

1 vote
1 answer
137 views

Was the brouhaha on pre-paying real estate tax in 2017 for 2018 taxes ever resolved, and if so, how?

1 vote
2 answers
299 views

Is this a way around the Wash Sale Rule?