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Tax Tips for Seniors and Retirees

As the golden years approach, seniors and retirees face a new set of financial challenges, with tax planning becoming increasingly important. Understanding the tax implications of retirement income sources, investments, and deductions can significantly impact a retiree’s financial well-being. In this blog post, we’ll explore some valuable tax tips designed for seniors and retirees, helping them navigate the complex tax landscape and make the most of their hard-earned money. 

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$1.5 Billion in Tax Refunds are Unclaimed. Do You Qualify?

The IRS has $1.5 billion in unclaimed tax refunds for tax year 2019 and the deadline to file is approaching quickly. Optima CEO David King and Lead Tax Attorney Philip Hwang provide helpful tips on how to find out if you’re eligible for a tax refund and how to claim it before time runs out. 

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Is Canceled Debt Taxable?

Dealing with debt can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, but imagine finally having a weight lifted off your shoulders when a creditor cancels or forgives a portion of your outstanding debt. While the relief might be immense, it’s essential to understand that canceled debt can have significant tax implications. Many individuals are unaware that in certain circumstances, forgiven debts can be considered taxable income by the IRS. In this article, we will review the concept of canceled debt and its potential tax implications.

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Can I Get Disability If I Owe Back Taxes?

Life can be challenging when facing both financial difficulties and health issues. For individuals experiencing a debilitating condition while also owing back taxes, the situation can seem overwhelming. However, it’s essential to know that there are options available to help ease the burden. In this article, we will explore the process of obtaining disability benefits while managing tax debt, providing a comprehensive guide to assist those in need. 

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