Roxanna Guinan



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Roxanna Guinan is a freelance writer who contributes to Banks.com.

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  • January 17, 2012

    Whether you owe Uncle Sam or you’re expecting an income tax refund, the federal government has opened the doors to allow taxpayers to e-file taxes online for free and millions of taxpayers (more than 30 million have e-filed since 2003) are taking...

  • January 17, 2012

    Gone are the days when you had to sit down and dig through a shoebox full of receipts that you had accumulated over an entire year just to get organized enough to drive to your accountant’s office so that he or she could prepare your income taxes...

  • August 20, 2010

    Whether they’re toddlers or mature adults, there are many ways to provide for your children after you’re gone ? without subjecting them to the burden of having to pay...

  • August 20, 2010

    According to a June 2010 report released by The Boston Consulting Group, the United States has the 7th highest density of millionaire households.  If you’re one of those lucky people, you’ll want to take steps to minimize the amount of estate and...

  • August 20, 2010

    Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  If fortune has smiled on you and you are a generous person, you might consider “gifting” some of your assets to another individual.   Whether...

  • August 20, 2010

    Just as buying the right life insurance is a prudent way to provide protection for your family if you die unexpectedly, so is proper estate planning.  It makes sense to sit down with your estate planner/lawyer while you’re in a good frame of mind...

  • August 20, 2010

    Simply put, an inheritance tax is a tax that the beneficiary must pay on the total value of their inheritance. Inheritance tax is different from estate tax, which...

  • August 20, 2010

    It’s a fallacy that only the ultra-rich have to worry about passing down their assets. It is important for every person to understand how to leave their property and money to heirs (or other designated beneficiaries) with little or no inheritance...

  • August 20, 2010

    It is important for every person to understand how to leave their assets to heirs (or other designated beneficiaries) with little or no inheritance tax consequences.

    Inheritance tax is different from estate tax, which is a federal...

  • August 19, 2010

    Believe it or not, many unhappily married couples remain together simply for the tax advantage. Spouses seeking divorce advice are often unpleasantly surprised that after a divorce is finalized, the marriage tax break goes away.  The IRS...