FinCap Friday: Tax Facts

Feb 21, 2019
FinCap Friday

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This week's FinCap Friday offers some clarity around how U.S. marginal tax rates actually work! It's tax season so this is especially relevant, but it's also the first year that tax filers are using the new 2018/2019 tax rules. Many changes were made that can make filing taxes seem even more complicated than ever, so it's critical to make sure we understand the basics now. Dive into some interesting recent news related to taxes below:

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About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her soon-to-be 7 nieces and nephews!