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What Is an IRS Identity Protection (IP) PIN Number & How...

Identity thieves aren’t just after credit cards and Social Security numbers anymore — they also want to steal your tax refund. Getting an IRS Identity Protection PIN is a voluntary step you can take to help protect your tax refund. Learn what Identity Protection PINs are and how to get one.
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How to Pay Federal Estimated Taxes Online to the IRS in...

It often seems traditional employees get the better part of the deal when it comes to paying taxes. Some money is withheld from their...
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Important Tax Due Dates & Deadlines – 2021 IRS Tax Calendar

Do tax deadlines seem to sneak up on you? April 15 isn't the only important day on the tax calendar. There are a number...
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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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Using Tax Prep Software vs. Hiring a Professional – Which Should...

A generation ago, most U.S. taxpayers either outsourced tax prep to trained human preparers or manually completed their own taxes using paper forms provided...
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Claiming the Child Tax Credit – Everything You Need to Know...

Raising a child isn’t cheap. Fortunately, there are several parental tax deductions and credits available to those with dependent children. One of them, the child tax credit, doesn’t require parents to cover any particular costs. Here’s how you claim this valuable credit and how much it’s worth.
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Estate & Inheritance Tax – Threshold, Rates & Calculating How Much...

If you plan on giving large sums of money to friends and family — either in your lifetime or after you die — you owe it to yourself and them to understand the tax implications. Here’s what you need to know about how estate and inheritance taxes work — and how to keep them as low as you can.
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United States Tax History – Federal Income Tax History in America

Few Americans find taxes fascinating, but taxes play a critical role in U.S. history. Since the Revolution, national events have had a major influence on tax rates. Understanding these effects can help you better understand your tax situation and how everyone benefits from the taxes you pay.
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What Is the Gift Tax – IRS Rules, Rate & Maximum...

The IRS considers many gifts taxable, including money given to friends and family, cars, furniture, use of a vacation home, and an interest in your business. If you’re extremely generous, you might have to consider the gift tax. Here’s what you need to know about gift tax rules and exclusions.
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Child & Dependent Care Tax Credit – Deductions for Child Care...

If you pay for day care, you may be eligible for a tax credit to offset some of your federal income tax bill. It applies to certain children under the age of 13, as well as any child, spouse, or other dependent who is physically or mentally unable to care for themselves. Learn more here.
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Green Energy Tax Credits for Home Improvement & Energy Efficiency

For homeowners and bill-paying renters, the cheapest way to save money on utilities is to reduce consumption. In summer, raising the temperature setting on...
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How to File for an IRS Tax Extension Electronically or With...

The IRS allows taxpayers to apply for a six-month extension of the tax filing deadline. So, if you don’t have it all together by tax day in April, don’t panic. However, if you think you owe the IRS money, an extension doesn’t cover that. Here’s what you need to know about filing for a tax extension.