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Podcast 79: Potential Income Tax Changes, Bob Meighan

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Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Bob Meighan, CPA and Vice President of Consumer Advocacy TurboTax, Intuit about potential income tax changes for the new year. Bob and Tom talk about the potential sunsetting of the “Bush Tax Cuts” and how it will impact more than just those making $250,000 a year. They also talk about other tax-related topics such as the estate tax, the alternative minimum tax and the new law just passed that benefits those who are self-employed.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #79
Potential Income Tax Changes, Bob Meighan: S04E01 / 104

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Table of contents

TurboTax is Easy, Free Edition, Fast Refund[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:33] Interview with Bob Meighan
[00:46] The tax years impacted if the Bush tax cuts expire
[01:48] Who would be impacted by ending of the Bush tax cuts
[03:02] Anticipated congressional action
[03:45] Impact on dividends
[04:50] The marriage penalty
[06:15] Reduced donations to the Coverdell Education Savings Account
[07:01] Potential impact on personal exemptions & itemized deductions
[08:18] The alternative minimum tax
[10:25] The federal estate tax
[11:31] Non-prescription (OTC) medication & Health Savings Accounts
[12:10] Health insurance premium deductions for the self-employed
[13:06] Unemployment benefits
[13:53] Potential changes that could affect tax filings for 2010
[15:01] Potential new credits and ones that could be expiring
[17:17] End

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Updated March 21, 2011 and originally published October 24, 2010. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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