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Earthquake Retrofitting Tax Breaks for Californians
When a moderate earthquake hit Napa, California, in 2014, it cost individual homeowners as much as $300,000 to repair their homes. Most were older structures that weren’t equipped to stand up even to this less-than-devastating quake. For the most part, the cost of earthquake repairs comes out of homeowners’ pockets. Most insurance companies don’t cover earthquake damage and, if they do, it can be expensive and have high deductibles before payments begin. In some cases, you can report damages as deductible casualty loss on your tax return. Read more…

Are My State Tax Deadlines Extended Due to the Coronavirus?
The IRS delayed many of the filing and payment deadlines for the 2020 federal tax year due to the coronavirus pandemic. States don't have to follow the IRS's lead but many have. Find out if your state tax deadlines are also extended. Read more…

Earthquake Retrofitting Tax Breaks for Californians
When a moderate earthquake hit Napa, California, in 2014, it cost individual homeowners as much as $300,000 to repair their homes. Most were older structures that weren’t equipped to stand up even to this less-than-devastating quake. For the most part, the cost of earthquake repairs comes out of homeowners’ pockets. Most insurance companies don’t cover earthquake damage and, if they do, it can be expensive and have high deductibles before payments begin. In some cases, you can report damages as deductible casualty loss on your tax return. Read more…

States with the Lowest Taxes and the Highest Taxes
Where you live can help or hinder your ability to make ends meet. A myriad of taxes—property, license, state and local sales, property, inheritance, estate and excise taxes on gasoline—eat away at your disposable income. Weighing the tax landscape against your financial picture lets you stretch your dollars. Here's a roundup of the highest and lowest taxes by state. Read more…

Video: How to File for an Extension of State Taxes
If you don't have enough time to file your state income tax return by the deadline, you can file a tax extension. Read more…


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