Tax Center

  • What tax documents should you keep?

    Staying organized even after your taxes have been filed will make your life a lot easier in the future -- especially when life events like buying a home or refinancing your mortgage require you to show past tax returns, W-2s and other tax-related documents. The Internal Revenue Service recommends…

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • How to Make Your Taxes Way Easier Next Year

    If your filing your income tax was painful this year, there are steps you can take now to make it easier next year.

    Credit.com
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  • How to Buy a Home When You're Self-Employed

    With qualified mortgages, closing on a mortgage has become compliant-heavy. It's even tougher to buy a home when you are self-employed. Here's what to expect.

    Credit.com
  • Collect Next Year's Tax Refund NOW!

    Three out of four workers have the power to increase their take-home pay with the stroke of a pen.

    Kiplinger
  • What to do if your tax refund is wrong

    Why your refund might be an unexpected amount: Estimated tax payments were not credited properly. Since the letter and check or direct deposit usually don't arrive simultaneously, you can always call the IRS if you get a refund check and have questions about the amount. As you're waiting for the…

    Bankrate.com
  • 5 Tax Tips for Single Parents

    Filing taxes as a single parent requires coordination between you and your ex-spouse or partner. Usually the custodial parent claims the child as a dependent, but there are exceptions. A single parent ...

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  • 5 Tax Tips for Single Moms

    If you?re a single mom filing your taxes, make use of tax credits and deductions that can help reduce your taxable income and reduce the amount of tax you pay. A number of strategies, credits and deductions ...

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  • What Is Form 8885: Health Coverage Tax Credit

    The health coverage tax credit is a program in place for tax years from 2002 to 2013 to help eligible individuals and families by paying a portion of premiums for qualified health insurance programs. Since ...

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  • Do The Math: Understanding Your Tax Refund

    For most people, tax is collected by an employer at a rate that estimates your tax for the year. Your actual earnings and the deductions that you?re allowed to claim might cause you to pay too much tax, ...

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  • Intuit Is Right to Fight Form-Free Tax Filing

    Tax-prep software maker has been criticized for trying to keep taxpayers from participating in the tax-filing process.

    Motley Fool
  • 10 Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

    Looking ahead, you may want to adjust 2014 wage withholding and estimated tax payments so you won't have to wait until 2015 to recoup your overpaid 2014 taxes. If you usually pay estimated taxes, consider applying your 2013 refund toward your 2014 estimated tax payments. This can be done by…

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • Get a deduction when using loans to pay tuition

    He is using student loans to pay for school expenses. Can he use Form 8917, Tuition and Fees Deduction, even though he is getting student loans? Yes, your son can use Form 8917 even though he is getting student loans, since payments made with loans qualify as tuition payments. Form 8917 is used…

    Bankrate.com
  • TAXPAYERS, DON’T BE SO QUICK TO THROW OUT THAT 1040 YET

    For most of us, the drudgery of tax filing season has drawn to a merciful close. Now what do you do with all that paperwork?

    The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Quinn's taxes show little change from year before

    Gov. Pat Quinn has released 2013 income tax returns showing he earned roughly the same as previous years and donated a little more to charity than in 2012.

    Daily Herald
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  • Senior and disabled tax credit applications due

    WATERLOO | The deadline is approaching to apply for property tax credits available to disabled and senior citizens and mobile home owners.

    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
  • EDITORIAL: Debt waiver a tax break worth saving

    With lawmakers showing little enthusiasm for an ambitious proposal by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., to overhaul the byzantine U.S. tax code, Congress has to decide what to do about dozens of temporary tax breaks that expired Dec. 31.

    Gleaner
  • IRS impersonators target tax filers after April 15

    If you've filed tax returns and think everything is OK, guess again. Phone and email scams try to nab your data by impersonating the IRS.

    CNBC
  • Shred or delete these financial documents now

    Chuck Jaffe’s guide to disposing of paper and electronic documents.

    MarketWatch
  • 5 ways to cut your tax bill next year

    Bruised by a harsh tax bite this year? Reduce pain next year by maximizing deductions, capturing credits and offsetting taxable income by Dec. 31.

    CNBC
  • Why Many Tax Scofflaws Will Get Off Scot-Free

    Not filing your taxes on time can be costly, but many people won't owe an extra penny. Find out why.

    Motley Fool
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