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A Comprehensive Look at Tax Planning (English)

BALANCE Financial Fitness is a program paid for by Redwood Credit Union to provide our Members free access to tools and tips for better money management. Whether you're interested in creating a budget, developing a workable spending plan, getting out of debt, understanding and improving your credit report, buying a home, or planning for your financial future, Redwood Credit Union, and our trusted partner BALANCE, are here to help.

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For most people, taxes are something they only think about on April 14th. Just kidding – you probably have your tax return done before then. However, do you think about taxes outside of filing your return? Smart tax planning is not just claiming all of the deductions and credits you are entitled to so that you can get a bigger refund. It also involves thinking about and engaging in methods to legally lower your tax burden throughout the year. This 5-page program - with an optional quiz to ensure understanding - will cover:

  • Retirement Plans
  • Education Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Transportation Savings Accounts
  • Investing
  • Tax Fraud

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