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IRS says millions of Americans missing this tax credit

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Millions of Americans are eligible for a tax credit that last year averaged more than $2,000, according to a statement just relased by the IRS. Some 20 percent of those entitled to ...

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Republicans push to abolish IRS, federal income taxes

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The IRS and federal income taxes could be abolished by legislation soon to be put forth by Congressional Republicans. Both would be replaced by a simple national consumption tax. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) will ...

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Democrats release Trump tax returns but downplay what they reveal

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Critics of Donald Trump have long accused the former President of profiting from his time in office. Democrat-led House Ways and Means Committee released his tax returns on Friday after a lengthy ...

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Financial decisions now can pay dividends in the coming year

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The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a good time to not only take down the decorations but also plan for the coming year. David Ragland, CEO of IRC Wealth and ...

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Vast majority of Americans still support helping Ukraine

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A whopping 71 percent of Americans support sending military aid, money, or a combination of both to help Ukraine fight against Russia.  The poll comes as some Republican leaders, including minority leader ...

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Missouri legalizing marijuana could have serious economic, social downside

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As Missouri prepares to vote on fully legalizing marijuana for recreational use, a study in Colorado shows the dark social and economic impact. The social costs of legalized marijuana are well-known, though ...

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Americans for Prosperity rallies in support of tax cuts in Missouri

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Missourians gathered in Jefferson City last week to support tax cuts and agricultural tax credits in a rally sponsored by Americans for Prosperity The Real Tax Cut Rally promoted proposed income tax ...

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Every American taxpayer will pay $2,500 to cover student loan ‘forgiveness’

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Every American taxpayer will pay $2,500 to cover the cost of President Joe Biden’s student debt “cancellation” plan. That’s the shocking accounting study conducted by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF). Biden’s ...

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Full legalization of marijuana will be on Missouri ballot in November

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Missouri voters will decide in November if recreational marijuana use will become legal in the state. The news validates the warnings given by opponents of the 2018 vote that legalized medical marijuana. ...

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Town votes to defund library over sexually-explicit children’s book

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After a library system in Michigan refused to remove sexually-explicit children’s books, the town overwhelmingly voted to defund the library. Jamestown, Michigan Library Board President Larry Walton doubled down on his decision ...

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Sending your kid to school will cost a lot more this year

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Although back-to-school shopping is always expensive, parents this year must cope with the highest inflation in four decades. That’s in addition to real wages falling and expected higher taxes. As the cost ...

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Back-to-school supplies are tax-free this weekend

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Soaring inflation is making it more difficult for families to get their kids ready to go back to school later this month. They will get some much-needed relief this weekend during Missouri’s ...

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Trump: data shows nation risks something worse than recession

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Donald Trump is pointing to data that forecasts an economic downturn much worse than a recession. The former president, whose economic policies are credited with some of the best economic numbers in ...

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How taxes on vaping are pushing more young people to cigarettes

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When the government tries to micromanage the everyday habits of millions of people, it doesn’t always go well, to put it mildly. The latest example of nanny-state meddling backfiring comes courtesy of ...

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Getting The Taxman Out Of Your Retirement — Part 2

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Last month, in part one of this article, we discussed how you might be in a lower tax bracket in retirement, but pay a higher tax rate. In this article, we’ll look ...

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Getting the taxman out of your retirement — Part 1

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One of the most overlooked, but perhaps most important, aspects of income planning is taxes and how they relate to retirement and Social Security. Taxation on Social Security benefits works differently than ...

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Missouri Republican legislators want to return $1 billion to taxpayers

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Missouri Republican lawmakers have some good news for taxpayers as the filing deadline approaches. Republican legislators have announced a plan to use $1 billion from the state’s historic surplus for tax rebates. ...

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Dave Says – Work first, play later

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey. Work first, play later Dear Dave, ...

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Retirement: The 401(k) / IRA IQ Quiz

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When it comes to giving during retirement, there is one place that many are likely giving far more than they should: the Internal Revenue Service. As we’ve pointed out in previous articles ...

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Tax money being used for experiments on aborted body parts, new report says

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The National Institutes of Health is using tax money to pay for research using body parts of aborted babies, a government watchdog group alleges. “A new White Coat Waste Project investigation has ...

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Dave Says – More than any amount of money

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   More than any amount of ...

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Dave Says – Good news and bad news

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Good news and bad news ...

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The Retirement Team voted ‘Best of Topeka’ for 2021

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It’s been a season full of recognition for The Retirement Team, a financial advisory firm based out of Topeka. The business recently swept The Best of Topeka finance categories, earning Best Financial ...

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Doing good by donating stock

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Like many investors, you may own shares of stock (or other assets like mutual funds) that have appreciated in value given the generally favorable environment for the markets in recent years. If ...

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How one young woman brought ‘black minds’ to the school debate

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Why ‘Black Minds Matter’ could be a game-changer for families in struggling schools. Growing up on the east side of Jacksonville, Florida, the daughter of a teenage mother, Denisha Merriweather was failing. ...

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