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‘Creditors may view stimulus payments as an opportunity to seize money’ — 5 ways to protect your stimulus check

‘Millions of Americans have court judgments against them,’ says Lauren Saunders, an associate director at the National Consumer Law Center.

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‘On IRS Form 1040, I accidentally checked the box saying I could be claimed as a dependent. Will I receive $1,200?’ Answers to your stimulus check questions (Part 3)

Tax Guy answers reader questions about the $1,200 payments many Americans will receive under the CARES Act.

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‘My dad claimed me as a dependent on his 2018 return. I haven’t filed my 2019 return. Can I still claim $1,200?’ Answers to your stimulus check questions (Part 2)

Tax Guy answers reader questions about the $1,200 payments many Americans will receive under the CARES Act.

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Employers start to suspend their 401(k) match

Will employers, as in previous recessions, restore the match as the economy recovers?

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Should I do an additional IRA conversion at the end of the year?

It depends on several moving parts

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The IRS is sending $1,200 stimulus checks to dead people

More than 80 million Americans are expected to get their stimulus money this week, according to the Treasury Department.

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Where should you put your retirement contributions?

Don’t overlook the humble, but powerful, HSA

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Coronavirus stimulus waived RMDs, but I already claimed mine. Can I get the money back?

You can return the money in some circumstances

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Why suspending the RMD rules for 2020 is a good move

Required minimum distributions are important, but we do not want to force sales of depressed assets

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COVID-19 crisis creates a perfect opportunity for Roth IRA conversions

Now is a great time to make some tax-free magic

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The most important coronavirus-related federal tax relief measures — including some that can result in hefty tax refunds

Some of the new rules are retroactive back to 2013.

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How to get a tax benefit out of the Coronavirus market crash

Here's what you need to know about tax-loss harvesting, a strategy that could help you lower your tax bill for years to come.

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Coronavirus stimulus-package tax relief: Withdraw $100K from your IRA — and repay in 3 years with zero tax liability

Use the money to pay bills, pay down your HELOC, or simply to get through the pandemic.

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Should I do an additional IRA conversion at the end of the year?

It depends on several moving parts

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What the Families First coronavirus relief bill means for small-business owners and self-employed people

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires paid leave for small-business employees affected by coronavirus and includes tax relief for employers.

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A silver lining in the stock market’s collapse: A smaller tax bill for Roth IRA conversions

What to know before you pull the trigger.

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The IRS postponed tax payments, but you still have to file your 1040 by April 15 — for now

Individuals can defer up to a combined $1 million of tax payments until July 15.

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Trump proposes a payroll-tax cut to boost the economy during the coronavirus epidemic, but would this really work?

As lawmakers debate options for a financial plan to combat the impact of COVID-19, here are some key questions to consider.

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Yes, retirement benefits for police and fire are expensive

But they make up a very small share of local government spending

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What happens to qualified charitable distributions after the Secure Act?

QCDs cannot be used to double dip

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