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Itin Number

What Is an ITIN Number and How to Apply to Get...

Foreign-born individuals pay nearly $224 billion in federal taxes and $105 billion in state and local taxes each year. An individual taxpayer identification number is one of the tools that make those tax payments possible. But what is it and how do you get one?
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16 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Money Wisely

Every year, millions of Americans receive billions of dollars in tax refunds. Many blow it on dinners out, new clothes, and presents for themselves. But before you get carried away dreaming up inventive ways to spend your refund, do something to boost your future instead.
Harvest Money

Tax-Loss Harvesting – Rules, Examples & How It Works

Tax-loss harvesting lets you use underperforming assets to lower your taxes. But managing your portfolio is complicated enough — is tax-loss harvesting even worth it? The short answer is yes. And advisory services leveraging modern technology can help you reap the benefits without the headache.
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How Long Does It Take to Get My IRS Tax Refund?...

Eager to get your tax refund this year? No matter what you plan to spend it on, how and when you file can affect how fast your refund comes. So before you file your taxes, learn all about the IRS tax refund timelines and what you can do to get the cash in your hands when you need it.
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Why Your Taxes Could Go Up in Retirement and How to...

Many people believe retirement means lower taxes. But just because you’re no longer earning a paycheck doesn’t mean the taxman's out of your life forever. And with major economic and demographic challenges on the horizon, it’s time to start laying the groundwork now for lower taxes in retirement.
Tax Efile Mug

Top 7 Options for Free Online Tax Preparation Software & Services

Bank account promotions aren't the only way to get your hands on free money. If you have a relatively simple tax situation - for example, if...
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7 Tax Preparation Tips to Ease the Stress of Filing

Dec. 25 and April 15 are two of the most memorable dates on the American calendar. The first is the eagerly anticipated culmination of...
Tax Deadline Form 4868

How to File for an IRS Tax Extension Electronically or With...

It seems like everyone has at least one friend or family member who's chronically late for everything: dinner, work, parties, you name it. This...
Deduct Health Insurance Premiums Expenses

Deducting Health Insurance Premiums & Health Care Expenses on Your Taxes

The cost of health care has been rising faster than inflation for the past several decades, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing...
Retirement Savings Contribution Credit

Retirement Savings Contribution Credit – Get a Tax Credit Just for...

The U.S. Tax Code encourages certain behaviors. It does this by offering incentives in the form of tax breaks, deductions, and credits targeted at these...
Overlooked Personal Tax Deductions

List of 14 Commonly Overlooked Personal Tax Deductions & Credits for...

Tax time is stressful. It helps to be aware of possible deductions ahead of time so you can keep appropriate documentation to maximize your...
Charitable Giving Tax Deductions Money Bills

Tax Deductions for Charitable Contributions & Donations

Generally speaking, Americans are a generous lot. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, Americans gave $427.71 billion to charities in 2018. Perhaps one motivation...