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Kevin McCormally

Chief Content Officer
Kiplinger Washington Editors

McCormally joined Kiplinger in 1977 as a reporter specializing in taxes, retirement, credit and other personal finance issues. He has won several awards for his work and appears regularly on radio and TV to discuss these issues. He is the author and editor of many books, helped develop and improve popular tax-preparation software programs, and has written and appeared in several educational videos. In 2005, he was named Editorial Director of The Kiplinger Washington Editors, responsible for overseeing all of our publications and Web site. At the time, Editor in Chief Knight Kiplinger called McCormally "the watchdog of editorial quality, integrity and fairness in all that we do." In 2015, Kevin was named Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
November 2017

Things You Should Know About the GOP Tax Plans

We knew immediately that the tax-overhaul blueprint released by House Republicans November 2 was a long way from the finish line. Despite fitful efforts at crafting tax plans, beginning when the Republicans ...

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QUIZ
November 2017

What Do You Know About Tax Brackets?

A hallmark of the major tax legislation introduced in the House of Representatives on Nov. 2 is shrinking the number of tax brackets from seven to four. The last time Congress enacted major tax reform...

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Tax Breaks
November 2017

Generate a Do-It-Yourself 2017 Tax Cut

Taxpayers can benefit by maximizing itemized deductions this year.

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Tax Tips
November 2017

Only Homo Sapiens Need Apply for New 529 College Savings Tax Break

But you don’t have to wait for Congress to act to open a tax-advantaged plan to save for an unborn child or grandchild’s college education.

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Tax Breaks
November 2017

Where You Rank as a Taxpayer

As Congress finally gets serious about tax reform, you need to know where you stand now, so you can understand how changes will affect your pocketbook.

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Health Care & Insurance
October 2017

The Medigap Conundrum If You Take a Job in Retirement

A guide to some of the ground rules to keep your insurance intact and avoid penalties.

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Social Security
October 2017

The Incredible Shrinking 2% Social Security COLA

Monthly benefits will increase, on average, $27 in 2018. Or will they?

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Tax Planning
August 2017

Retirees, Take a Midyear Tax Checkup

If any of the following changes are part of your life this year, the tax impact may be far more significant than anything Congress does.

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Saving for Retirement
June 2017

A 50-Year Plan for Retirement Savings

Contributing to your grandchild's Roth IRA could be a do-it-yourself solution to the impending Social Security crisis.

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Social Security
May 2017

How Misinformation From Social Security Can Cost You Tens of Thousands of Dollars

We’ll put you on the right path to maximize your benefits.

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Tax Tips
April 2017

How to Handle an IRS Audit of Your Tax Return

Don’t panic, but arm yourself with knowledge. We provide links to the manuals IRS agents use to know what to look for when auditing various kinds of businesses.

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Tax Tips
April 2017

What Are the Odds the IRS Will Audit Your Tax Return?

Everybody knows President Trump says his tax returns are being audited. What are the chances you’ll go down that same road?

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Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)
April 2017

The RMD Solution to the Hassle of Filing Estimated Taxes in Retirement

If you don't need the money to live on, wait until December to take your RMD and ask the sponsor to withhold a big chunk for the IRS.

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Tax Prep & Filing
March 2017

Retirees, Cut Your Taxes With These Moves

For now, trimming your tax tab is up to you, not the men and women in Washington who write the tax law.

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Tax Tips
March 2017

Paying Taxes for a Hired Caregiver

The nanny tax isn't just for Mary Poppins. It covers any household employee including housekeepers, gardeners and caregivers.

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QUIZ
March 2017

Tax Deductions: Can You Tell If These Are Legit?

The government itself estimates that individuals and businesses spend more than 6 billion hours a year dealing with their tax returns and all the decisions that go into them. (Yes, that’s billion...

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Stocks & Bonds
February 2017

Should You Invest in the Dogs of the Dow Stocks?

These temporarily out-of-favor stocks can deliver both strong dividend payouts and share-price appreciation in the year ahead.

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