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Tax Carnival #55: Tax Fireworks

Did the Fourth of July weekend end too soon for you? Then you've come to the right place.

Fireworks_Japan We're keeping the fireworks going with some sparkling tax tips and tidbits in Tax Carnival #55: Tax Fireworks.

So while we still have a good supply of tax-themed Black Cat firecrackers, cherry bombs and Roman candles, let's light this fuse!

Here's an explosive statement to get the Carnival started: I Forgot To File My Taxes. Get all the details from Jeff Tilley at IRS Tax Problems.

ChristianPF presents Roth IRA conversion in 2010? It's posted at Money in the Bible: Christian Personal Finance Blog.

Does this sound familiar? A new government is in place and it's time for a full fledged budget to be announced. Expectations run high, the common man is hoping for a lot of respite. The government has to focus on spending (medical, education, health care, infrastructure) at the same time. It cannot afford to tax more and reduce the purchasing power of the people. Some innovation is called for in tax planning.

Nope, it's not the U.S., it's India. And Lubna, who provided that synopsis, then offers a wish list of the common Indian taxpayer in Law Street in The Economic Times (June 2009). It's posted at Talking Tax.

Brent, Tax Consultant presents What About Penalty Abatement? It's posted at Tax Relief Solutions.

Patrick @ Military Money presents Tax Advantages of 529 College Savings Plans, posted at Military Finance Network.

Another educational tax tip comes courtesy of FMF, who presents Last-Minute Tax Savings for College Expenses. It's posted at Free Money Finance.

Firecracker exploding drawing (2) Madison presents Tax Credit for First Time Home Buyers Improved, posted at My Dollar Plan.


Sun presents Did TurboTax Miscalculate My Recovery Rebate Credit? Find out at The Sun's Financial Diary.

Mistakes usually mean you'll hear from the IRS. On that subject, jim presents What is an IRS CP2000 Clarification Letter? It's posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Tax Tips For The Working Stiff, posted at The Digerati Life.

Darwin elaborates on one of those worker tax breaks in Flexible Spending Account: Rules, Eligibility and Savings Explanation. It's posted at Darwin's Finance.

Tony asks Should we tax the tall more than the small? Find the answer at This Young Economist.

David R. Lampsen presents Tax Day Discounts: Celebrating the Un-Celebratable, posted at Personal Finance Analyst.

Finance Tips 101 presents Car Donations? Knowing the Facts, posted at Finance Tips 101.

nickel presents $15,000 Homebuyer’s Tax Credit is Back on the Table, posted at

David Gross presents Fox News coaches conservatives in income tax resistance, posted at The Picket Line.

Fireworks_rockets Dan Meyer presents Update on the Work Opportunity Credit (Form 8850), posted at Tick Marks.

Jeff Rose presents How To Save On Your Property Tax, posted at Good Financial Cents.

David discusses Amazon's Online Sales Tax Dilemma, posted in his UK Tax Blog.

Dave presents IRS Moves to Ban Tax Returns Filed By All But ‘Experts.’ It's posted at Cheapo Groovo.

Another tax professional topic comes to us via the taxguy. In his blog of the same name, he takes a look at what has become a heated debate about tax professional credential perceptions and misperceptions in Righteousness in Designation? Be sure to check out the comments, where the fireworks continue.

And with that, we wind down the July Tax Fireworks Carnival. Thanks to all bloggers who contributed and to you readers. We hope to see you back on the blog midway next month, specifically on Aug. 3.

You can be a part of that, and future, Tax Carnivals by submitting your tax-related item via our Blog Carnival page. Before doing so, check out our guidelines -- tax-only articles please! -- as well as peruse previous carnivals.


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Ares Vista

Can't we just all at once stop paying the Fed and the IRS? If we did, what could they do about it?

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