Tackle your taxes: How to lower your property tax and even get money back
If you own the home where you live, you should have a homestead exemption applied to your account. It will lower your property taxes by 20%. The more your house is worth, the more you’ll save on property taxes. Why your homestead exemption could go awayEven though we think we can set it and forget it, there is one reason why the homestead exemption can fall off and stick you with a much higher property tax bill. They presume that you’ve moved out.”Atkins says the appraisal district will cancel your homestead exemption without alerting you.
Tackle your taxes: Tax breaks and credits for self-employed and gig workers
Fortunately, there are some COVID tax breaks and credits for people who fall into those categories. The form is for folks who earned money but didn’t pay taxes on those earnings. AARP volunteer tax preparer Bart Hatfield says those workers should have put aside some money to pay those taxes. AdYou will owe taxes on your unemployment benefitsLook out for your 1099 if you collected unemployment. You will owe taxes.