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Unpaid Taxes and Your Credit

“…but in this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.”  –Benjamin Franklin Welcome to tax season. For many people in the U.S., filing

02.16.17
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Three Tax Traps for Freelancers (and Three Perks, Too)

There are many benefits to freelancing, but it’s sometimes hard to remember that when tax time rolls around. That’s because, unlike regular employees who pay taxes

12.29.16
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Avoid These Life Insurance Tax Traps

Few people like to think about the paperwork and financial logistics associated with death. It often feels more comfortable to pretend the day will never

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Can I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card?

Owing money to the tax man is never fun, but that’s especially true if your tax debt comes as a surprise. Perhaps you thought you

12.16.16
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The 5 Best Free Tax Software for 2017

If you plan to file form 1040EZ or 1040A for the 2016 fiscal year — meaning you’re an average W-2 worker who makes less than

12.15.16
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Tax Guide for College Students

Attending college is one of the biggest steps toward adulthood. Going to class, keeping up with homework, studying, holding down a job, and trying to

10.29.16
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Four Ways to Get a Faster Tax Refund in 2017

When it comes to getting your tax return as quickly as possible, there are two or three key pieces of advice that professionals typically offer

09.19.16
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Do Non-Deductible IRA Contributions Ever Make Sense?

Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs are fantastic retirement accounts, but not everyone is allowed take advantage of the tax benefits they offer. Roth IRAs are

09.17.16
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The Tax Benefits of Life Insurance

In addition to protecting your dependents from financial hardship, life insurance policies are shielded from taxation under most circumstances. A death benefit is considered to

09.02.16
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Which Tax Form Should I Use: 1040EZ, 1040A, or 1040?

“If you can add and subtract, you can file your own taxes.” That’s an adage I’ve heard time and again, and there is some truth

05.27.16
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What Do ‘Pre-Tax’ and ‘Post-Tax’ Mean? And Why Should I Care?

Almost every article you read about retirement savings brings up the terms “pre-tax” and “post-tax” savings, often throwing the ideas out there with no real

04.06.16
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Best Tax Software for 2017

Taxes are never, ever fun — especially if you’re just getting started on them with only days left before the filing deadline. You don’t need

03.09.16
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Five Ways You’re Asking for an IRS Audit This Tax Season

What’s the scariest phrase in the English language? At this time of year, many would argue it’s “IRS audit.” Before you get too frightened, take heart:

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Loan Money to Family? Sure, If It’s Uncle Sam

You’ve gathered all the paperwork, and you’ve gone through all the TurboTax prompts (not to mention three cups of coffee). With one final click, here comes

TaxAct Review

is one of the most affordable tax software options out there, and if there’s one thing we’re all looking to do around tax season, it’s

01.06.16

H & R Block Review

is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable names in finance, serving millions of customers around the country from any of its 12,000 storefronts. And when

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TurboTax Review

If you’re aiming to take matters into your own hands this tax season, chances are you’re familiar with . Intuit’s tax filing software is arguably

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TurboTax Discount Code – Free Offer Promotion

Tax preparers usually need a to get a great deal on the software for tax season. However, millions TurboTax users have file their federal tax