Category Archives: Taxes

Tax Refunds Or Not?

This debate continues, do you pay more each month for your taxes and look forward to the rebate or pay enough hoping that you don’t own any more money to the tax man? There are pros and cons for both options as to the best action to take, but many people are feeling the pressure… Read More »

Tax Saver: What Should You Know About Foreign Investments Taxation?

Every serious investor is aware of the importance of diversification in his/her portfolio. In the past few decades, the world has transformed into a global economy and investing in emerging markets has become a common practice. Most of the top-notch investment advisers suggest investing in foreign enterprises for efficient portfolio returns. The foreign investment opportunities… Read More »

Tax Tips & Traps

There’s a list of common mistakes people make filing their yearly tax returns. Did you know a mistake could result in reduction of tax refund or may even increase the amount of tax you owe?  It’s important for individuals, small business owners and those who are self-employed to get it right. This infographic depicts some… Read More »

Same Sexed Couples: Tax Break

Since 2013 same sexed couples are able to apply for joint tax returns, but there are some rules and regulations that you will need to follow. This change has happened since the Defence of Marriage Act 2013, it allows same sexed married couples to file a joint tax return. Great news is the tax returns… Read More »

Good News For Some, The Tax Filing System Is Late

The business tax returns started on the 13th January 2014, but for the personal tax returns this system didn’t start accepting the filing of the tax forms until the 1st February 2014. The reason The lateness of this season is being blamed on the government shutdown in October last year. Those16 days caused havoc with… Read More »

Are You Ready For The End Of The Tax Year?

“The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” By Will Rogers Everybody hates paying taxes, but no one can escape it. With the New Year on our doorsteps, it is time to make some final adjustments to lower your tax bill. A proper tax-saver strategy is not possible… Read More »

5 Tips to Reduce Your Tax Bill for the Upcoming Year

With the winter on our back, everybody is settling for the upcoming cold season. Would you like to use your energy in gathering tax deductibles before the year ends? Everyone wishes to cut down on their tax payment without doing anything for the same. Here are some tips to maximize your federal tax deductions. Invest… Read More »

On Your Mind: Tax Season

At Manilla, we help people across the US better manage their finances and lives so that they have time to focus on what’s important to them. Every week, we go to the world famous Columbus Circle in New York City to speak with ordinary people about what’s important to them and how they prioritize and… Read More »

Understanding Tax Refunds

In this Manilla Mini, tax expert and CEO of, Roger Chinchilla, explains the different types of refunds tax payers can receive. Sign up for a free Manilla account.

Tax Prep 101

In this Manilla Mini, Roger Chinchilla, Manilla financial contributor and CEO of, gives advice on how to prepare for tax season. Sign up for a free Manilla account.