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23 Tax Provisions That Are Expiring in 2025

on March 15, 2024

Find out what’s due to expire and how it could affect your tax burden.

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16 Electric and Hybrid Vehicles That Get a Tax Credit Worth up to $7,500

and on March 13, 2024

The federal government recently changed the rules for getting tax credits for buying a new electric vehicle. Here’s what to know.

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Can Retirees Deduct Their Property Taxes?

and on March 12, 2024

The answer to this question is complex, but we’re going to break it all down for you.

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5 Mistakes That Will Delay Your Tax Refund

on March 12, 2024

Doing any of these things could cost you with Uncle Sam.

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The Most Tax Friendly States for Retirees in 2024

on March 12, 2024

These are the states where you can potentially lower your tax burden in your golden years.

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IRS Says ‘Time Is Running Out’ to Claim 2020 Stimulus Checks

on March 7, 2024

The payments are worth up to $1,200 per person or $2,400 for married couples.

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Using TurboTax or H&R Block? You Might Want to Avoid This New Tool

on March 5, 2024

Using a cutting-edge feature of these tax preparation companies’ software might result in bad advice or even an audit.

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4 of the Worst Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

on March 5, 2024

For some reason, a big pile of money can make people reckless.

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How to Stop TurboTax From Selling Your Tax Return Details

on March 4, 2024

Taxpayers who use such software may be giving up more privacy than they realize.

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How Many Americans Are OK Cheating on Their Taxes?

on March 4, 2024

The percentage of Americans willing to admit this — to the IRS, no less — might surprise you.

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7 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Become Richer

on March 4, 2024

They say it takes money to make money. Here’s how to leverage a tax refund into more cash.

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These Lawmakers Want to Give You $2,500 a Year for Shopping

on March 4, 2024

Imagine getting a tax credit for buying American-made goods. Some legislators want to make this fantasy real.

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How to Get Access to the IRS’ New Free Tax Software

on March 1, 2024

The IRS is letting people use its new Direct File service to file their 2023 taxes for free. But snagging a seat can be tricky.

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6 Things Every Gig Worker Needs to Know About Taxes

on March 1, 2024

Taxes are trickier for gig workers, freelancers and others the IRS considers self-employed.

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3 Ways to Track Your Federal Tax Refund

on February 29, 2024

The IRS offers multiple options for checking on the status of your money, all of which are free.

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8 Income Tax Breaks That Retirees Often Overlook

on February 29, 2024

Did you realize all these tax credits and deductions exist — or that they apply to retirees?

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9 States With the Lowest Property Tax Rates

and on February 28, 2024

Homeowners in these U.S. states have the lowest property tax burdens in the country.

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Here’s the Average Tax Refund in 2024 (So Far)

on February 28, 2024

The average refund is up compared with this time last year, but the total refund amount is down sharply.

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10 States With the Worst Property Tax Rates in America

on February 28, 2024

Uncover the states — some of them unexpected — with the highest property tax burdens.

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Tax Talk Made Simple: a Useful Guide to Tax Lingo and Strategies

on February 27, 2024

Demystify tax jargon and make the most of your returns.

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