Gas taxes are on the rise
However, Illinois is one of the states that increased dramatically. The motor fuel tax (such as gasoline, gasohol, and compressed natural gas) doubled from 19 cents per gallon to a whopping 38 cents per gallon.
The diesel fuel tax (such as diesel fuel, liquefied natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas) increased by 5 cents now making it 45.5 cents.
What’s the reason for the tax hike?
Continue reading “Illinois’ Gas Tax Doubles & What That Means For You”
It’s time for back-to-school deals!
Some states are going sales tax free for a weekend or full week in August. In comparison to sales tax ranging between 4% to 10% of your purchase, it means more bang for your buck.
What kind of deals can you get?
First off, you might wonder if this tax free weekend is limited to certain purchases. Each state is different but you can find out which purchases your state considers tax free.
However, you should be able to pick up the necessities. Continue reading “Which States Still Have Tax Free Weekends?”
The IRS has released the W-4 form for 2019
Due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS has updated the W-4 to reflect the many tax changes. You may be wondering if there will be major differences.
Here’s the breakdown
Right off the bat, when comparing the 2018 W-4 and 2019 W-4, it looks similar. However, there are changes in income thresholds along with calculations. This also applies to changes from tax credits to allowance tables for two-earners/multiple job holders.
Personal Allowances Worksheet
To calculate your allowances, the first sheet you see is the Personal Allowances Worksheet. Typically, taxpayers with a simple tax situation who do not need to itemize, have no dependents and only work only one job just fill in this first sheet and leave everything else blank. Continue reading “Here’s the New 2019 W-4 Form!”