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What You Must Know About Taxation of EE Series Bonds

Remember those savings bonds Grandma and Grandpa bought for you every year to put away for school? If you’re like most people, you – or your parents – put them in a drawer or safety deposit box until they were needed. After all, how much is there really to do with them? The answer, at least from a tax perspective, can be surprising. Here are five things you should know about the tax treatment of Series EE Bonds.

A Taste of Income Tax History

The 2014 tax season is quickly coming to a close and chances are you either have grumbled over your tax bill, or soon will. The question is, when you do that, should you be longing for “the good ol’ days” when taxes were lower, or should you be counting your blessings that you have today’s tax rates to contend with and not those of years’ past? In all likelihood, a little bit of both is true. Click to read about the history of income tax in America.

IRS Releases 2013 Federal Tax Brackets, Inflation-Adjusted Items

IRS released a revenue procedure (Rev. Proc. 2013-15) on Friday that set forth inflation adjusted items for 2013 and other items whose values for the coming year are specified in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. IRS welcomed the addition of the new 39.6% income tax bracket, the beginning income levels for the limitation on certain itemized deductions and the beginning income levels for the phaseout of personal exemptions.

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