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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...
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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...
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How to Reduce or Avoid Capital Gains Tax on Property or...

Capital Gains Tax? Yes, besides sales tax, excise tax, property tax, income tax, and payroll taxes, individuals who buy and sell personal and investment...
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How to Calculate Federal Income Tax – Rates Table & Tax...

In the United States, the amount of tax you owe depends on several factors, one of them being how much money you make each...
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Box 12 Codes on Tax Form W-2 Explained

Below is the explanation of the Box 12 Codes on the W-2 tax form. A - Any uncollected Social Security tax or RRTA tax on tips. You'll...
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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...
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5 Different Types of Taxes and How to Minimize Them

Income taxes may be on your mind during this time of year, but they're not the only taxes you're required to pay. Americans are...
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Filing Taxes for Kids: Does My Child Have to File a...

Did your kids discover the joys of entrepreneurship this year, raking in the dough from lemonade stands, shoveling driveways, or walking the neighbors' dogs?...
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What Is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – Requirements &...

Taxes are a burden for everyone, but especially for low-income individuals and families who need to hang onto as much money as possible. The federal...
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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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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...
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4 Reasons the IRS Can Seize Your Income Tax Refund Money...

If you recently filed your tax return and were expecting a nice, fat refund check, you might be shocked to check the refund status and...