The first piece of good news: 2013's American Taxpayer Relief Act solidified tax brackets for anyone making under $400K, meaning you don't have to worry about congress doing something funky, and your having to unexpectedly pay more income taxes. And that's not all.
If you haven't signed up for a healthcare plan
No doubt you've heard a lot about the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare, but you may not know that if you don't register for a healthcare plan by March 31, you'll face a tax penalty in 2015. According to IRS.gov, it'll cost you $95 per adult and $47.50 for children under 18, or one percent of your income--whichever amount is higher. "Begin by researching your options, and go in knowing that it will take some time and patience to select the appropriate policy," said Howard Hook, a CPA at