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Do I owe Social Security taxes on my housekeeper?

You do — which comes to most people as a surprise.You probably know that you owe a nanny tax on the wages of a regular babysitter. That…


The residential energy credit returns

But not every new window, door, boiler, furnace, heater or roofing improvement will qualify.NEW YORK (MainStreet) — One of the expired tax breaks extended by…


Mortgage debt forgiveness relief FAQs

Due to the subprime mortgage crisis and the economic recession, millions of homeowners have found themselves struggling to make mortgage payments on properties that have…


Location matters when choosing a retirement home

When you retire, you may find that there are many options when it comes to choosing where to live out your golden years.Key factors in…


What is mortgage forgiveness?

The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 can help homeowners in foreclosure or short sale situationsThe current housing market is full of foreclosed homes and…


What are personal property taxes? | Video

What are personal property taxes? Do you know what determines the amount of property taxes that you'll pay? This term is often heard but it…


Mortgage debt relief act is extended

The extension will help homeowners with underwater mortgagesOne part of the fiscal cliff that was extended will provide at least one more year of a…


Why the IRS is watching your mortgage

Fudge your mortgage interest deduction on your taxes and the IRS may be onto you quickly.NEW YORK (MainStreet) — With the Internal Revenue Service digging…