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I believe smart money decisions come from being informed about your choices.

Hi, I’m Forrest Baumhover

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I’m a Certified Financial Planner, tax practitioner, retired Navy veteran, and writer. I love to write articles on financial topics that help everyday people learn more about money. I especially like exploring financial planning subjects that no one else has tackled before, writing about IRS tax forms, and helping people with financial questions they haven’t found the answers to.

Learn more about your finances here at Teach Me! Personal Finance, with Forrest Baumhover

Tax Planning

Tax planning is fundamental to financial planning. These articles outline how to achieve your financial goals without paying more taxes than you have to.

Latest Personal finance Articles

My most recent personal finance tips, tutorials, and tax walkthroughs.

irs form 15400, clean vehicle seller report

IRS Form 15400 Instructions

In 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act change the tax rules for the purchase of alternative fuel, electric, and hybrid vehicles. As a result to this change to the tax law,…
irs form 12256, withdrawal of request for collection due process or equivalent hearing

IRS Form 12256 Instructions

If you’ve requested a collection due process or equivalent hearing with the IRS, you have the right to have your case reviewed by the IRS Independent Office of Appeals. However,…
irs form 8945, ptin supplemental application for U.S. Citizens Without a Social Security Number Due To Conscientious Religious Objection

IRS Form 8945 Instructions

If you’re applying for a preparer tax identification number, known as a PTIN, you’ll need to register with the Internal Revenue Service. Although your PTIN application usually requires a Social…
irs form 8802, application for united state residency certification

IRS Form 8802 Instructions

U.S. taxpayers working in a foreign country may need to provide documentation to avoid double taxation by both the United States and that foreign country. This documentation comes in the…
irs form 8960, net investment income tax for individuals, estates, and trusts

IRS Form 8960 Instructions

If your income is above a certain threshold, the Internal Revenue Service may require you to pay an additional tax, known as net investment income tax, on the excess earnings….
irs form w-12, IRS paid preparer tax identification (PTIN) application and renewal

IRS Form W-12 Instructions

If you’re looking to register as a paid tax return preparer, then you may need to complete IRS Form W-12, IRS Paid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) Application and Renewal….

Retirement Planning

Retirement planning is a fundamental part of the financial planning process. Learn about helpful and actionable insight on how to plan your retirement.

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