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Stacy Johnson on February 19, 2014
It’s apparently not enough to simply charge for preparing your taxes. Some services want to separate you from part of your refund with refund anticipation loans and checks. Just say no.
Stacy Johnson on February 7, 2014
Every year millions of Americans get money back, then blow it. Here are the best and worst ways to treat the return of your hard-earned money, along with some advice on tracking your refund.
Stacy Johnson on January 31, 2014
“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Taxes aren’t a great place to err, because the IRS isn’t divine. Here are some of the most common mistakes you’ll encounter at tax time, along with tips to avoid them.
Allison Martin on January 15, 2014
Americans spend an average of $261 to get an itemized federal and state tax return done. Check out these tips to get free help with your return this year.
Stacy Johnson on April 22, 2019
If you want to lower your tax bill, you can give to charity. But can you also lower it by giving to family? Yes and no.
Chris Kissell on March 17, 2019
Americans are largely clueless about one of the best ways to keep the taxman at bay.
Maryalene LaPonsie on March 8, 2019
Thinking of padding your federal tax return by deducting these expenses? Find out why that could be a costly mistake.
Karla Bowsher on February 26, 2019
You might be able to reduce your next income tax bill by thousands of dollars, thanks to an unheralded federal tax break.
Maryalene LaPonsie on January 16, 2019
Beware: Almost anyone can hang out a shingle offering tax preparation services. Here’s how to find out if a preparer is worth the cost.
Karla Bowsher on April 10, 2017
Uncle Sam spent nearly $4 trillion last year. Here’s where it went — and how you can keep more of your money at tax time.
Marilyn Lewis on April 6, 2017
Your tax refund check can be an instrument of positive change, or just another wasted opportunity. Here is what you should do with it.
Jim Gold on February 10, 2016
Testing turns up hazards ranging from losing a chunk of your refund to errors or even fraud committed in your name by unregulated preparers. Here’s what you need to know.
Stacy Johnson on January 1, 2016
Everybody makes mistakes, but this isn’t the time to make them. Go over this list to make sure your return is error-free and your refund finds you faster.
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