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Podcast 88: Leigh Mutert, H&R Block, The New Tax Laws

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On today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Flexo speaks with Leigh Mutert, CPA and Community Manager at H&R Block. Flexo and Leigh discuss many aspects of the new tax laws including the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts, the payroll tax “holiday” and its impact on many self-employed people.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #88
Leigh Mutert, H&R Block, The New Tax Laws: S04E10 / 112

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Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:34] Interview with Leigh Mutert
[00:29] The new tax laws
[01:28] The payroll tax holiday
[02:43] The impact on self-employed people
[03:16] The alternative minimum tax
[04:42] Income level for the AMT
[06:38] The American Opportunity Credit
[08:18] The Lifetime Learning Credit
[09:03] The marriage “penalty”
[11:45] The estate tax
[15:59] Tips for self-employed individuals
[18:11] End

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Updated March 21, 2011 and originally published December 26, 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 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 Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Financial Samurai

Good history lesson on the AMT. Thank goodness Congress is working on updating the AMT.

Thanks for doing these podcasts on the weekends. Fills the void. Hope to see more content on the weekends from you in 2011 and from the entire community! Own the weekend!

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avatar eric ♦1,549 (Half-Dollar)

Taxes are the biggest financial thing on my mind these last few weeks. This podcast came just in time… thanks!

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