Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Bob Meighan, CPA and Vice President of Consumer Advocacy at TurboTax. Bob and Tom Dziubek discuss income tax tips related to big life changes such as getting married, buying a home, having or adopting a child and changing jobs.
Production Number: S02E18
Segment Number: 61
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[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:34] Interview with Bob Meighan
— [00:46] Getting married: filing jointly vs. separately
— [02:51] Tips for those having or adopting a child
— [05:40] Tax tips for new homeowners
— [06:31] Home improvements for medical reasons
— [07:25] “Green” home improvements
— [08:14] Mortgage-related tax breaks
— [08:48] Tax tips when changing jobs
— [10:38] 401k plans
— [11:27] Social security benefits
— [12:14] Tax brackets
— [12:57] Tips for people laid off
— [13:18] Education-related tax breaks
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Updated March 21, 2011 and originally published February 21, 2010.