Brian O’Connell has 15 years of experience covering business news and trends, particularly in the financial, health care and career management sectors. He has written 14 books and appeared on CNN, Fox News, CNBC, C-Span, Bloomberg, CBS Radio and other media outlets and in such publications as The Wall Street Journal and The Street.com. He is a former Wall Street bond trader.
April 10, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Call it the best of times and the worst of times.
“It” is tax season, racing to a close as April 15 draws a bead on the millions of taxpayers who haven’t filed...
April 7, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The clock is ticking for millions of U.S. taxpayers working toward the IRS deadline for filing their taxes, April 15.
April 4, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — As tax day draws near, millions of Americans are sweating over their W-2 and 1099 forms and hoping against hope that everything checks out and their tax returns are...
March 21, 2013
For Shauna Wekherlien, the owner of Tax Goddess Business Services PC in Scottsdale, Ariz., the scariest tax audit she saw was a corker, including threats from the Internal Revenue Service and a dash of ignorance and hostility.
March 17, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — American newlyweds have cleared one financial hurdle already, paying on average more than $25,000 for a wedding in 2012, according to...
March 12, 2013
March is a gut-wrenching month for high school seniors waiting for college acceptances ... and for their parents awaiting financial aid awards. But another spring ritual plays into all this and can take the edge off: tax time.
March 12, 2013
If you’re a small-business owner, chances are you’re spending way too much time on taxes or money on an accountant to help you out.
March 10, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — What a difference a year makes.
Not that 2012 was easy-peasy for tax filers. In fact, the entire U.S. tax code filled...
February 27, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Did you move because of a new job or a job location last year? You may be entitled to an “above-the-line” deduction for your unreimbursed moving expenses.
February 26, 2013
NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) — Most taxpayers will get a tax refund this year, to the tune of...