Stories by Carole Feldman

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

IRS has set rules about charitable deductions

WASHINGTON - Did you donate a car to a charitable organization in 2015, or some clothing to the church thrift shop? Maybe you made a cash contribution to your alma mater or in memory of a loved one.
By Carole Feldman

'On demand' workers will owe taxes, too

WASHINGTON - Did you start driving for Uber or Lyft last year? Rent your house out through Airbnb? You could be in for some surprises come tax time if you didn't pay any estimated taxes. 
By Carole Feldman

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Check roof for need of repair

A harsh winter has taken a toll on many roofs. Maybe there's a tell-tale leak, but sometimes problems are harder to spot. When the snow melts, it's a good time to take stock.
By Carole Feldman

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Pros and cons of pressure washing

Is there grime on your siding that good, old-fashioned elbow grease won’t take away? Stains on your concrete driveway? Is the deck looking dirty? Power washing or pressure washing might be an ...
By Carole Feldman

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hiking and learning on the Civil War battlefields

There are more than 300 miles of trails to explore in the 24 national parks designated as significant battlegrounds of the Civil War, according to figures provided by the National Park Service. 
By Carole Feldman

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Watch for penalties, interest

WASHINGTON - Paying taxes is hard enough. Don't let the total payment due rise because of penalties and interest. 
By Carole Feldman

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Higher-income Americans hit hardest by tax changes

Tax changes target higher-income people, but most will find it harder to deduct medical costs.
By Carole Feldman

Taxpayer advocate: Avoid health-care tax surprises

National taxpayer advocate: Start thinking now about tax implications of health care reform.
By Carole Feldman

Children not necessary for earned income credit

Children not necessary to qualify for earned income credit, but those with kids benefit more.
By Carole Feldman

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Many tax credits renewed for 2012

The alternative minimum tax or AMT has been patched - permanently - and several tax credits and deductions that technically expired at the end of 2011 were extended as part of the fiscal cliff ...
By Carole Feldman
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