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Filing Taxes Tips

5 tips for first-time income tax filers

PolicyGenius | Posted 01.13.2017 | Business

This article was written by PolicyGenius staff writer Paul Sisolak. Tax time is here, and if this will be your first time filing paperwork for Uncle ...

Jean Chatzky Joins Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 04.08.2015 | Home

What a pleasure it was to have Jean Chatzky as my guest on Mondays with Marlo, just in time to answer all of your questions before the tax season ends...

How To File For A Tax Extension, With Jean Chatzky (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2015 | Home

The deadline to file your taxes is near, but no need to worry if you need extra time to file.Jean Chatzky recommends filling out a 4868 tax extension ...

Retirement Plan Options Without A 401K, From Jean Chatzky (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2015 | Home

Jean Chatzky has good news for you if you're looking for alternative retirement plan options. Chatzky suggests looking into the IRA if you're without ...

Claiming Home Office Deductions, With Jean Chatzsky (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2015 | Home

There is good news for your small business! Jean Chatzky says you can definitely claim a portion of your home, so long it's a portion you only use for...

TurboTax to H&R Block: A Review of the Best Tax Services of 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.15.2015 | Money

And while tax preparation software makes filing faster and easier, there were several changes to popular tax prep services this year, leaving many filers confused about which product is right for them.

14 Best Tax Deals, Coupon Codes and Freebies for Filing Your 2014 Return

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money

Whether you're counting on a fat tax refund or dreading tax filing because you know you'll owe the government money, filing taxes shouldn't be expensive. There are ways to get affordable (or even free) tax filing software and help to keep more of your refund or lessen the financial sting of paying off your tax bill.

Early Bird Tax Filers Get The Worm -- A Refund!

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 03.26.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Filing your taxes long before the April 15th deadline may not be your top priority, but here are five tips to get you closer to your tax refund.

Wrapping Up 2013 And Preparing for Income Tax Time

Mark Steber | Posted 02.22.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

The IRS announced this week that they will start processing tax returns on Friday, January 31, 2014. So what can you do in these final few days of the year to help lower your taxes for 2013?

7 Reasons Why You Should (and Shouldn't) File Your Own Taxes

Carrie Smith | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business
Carrie Smith

Unless your income and filing status remain the same year after year, your tax situation is always changing. The question, "should I file my own taxes or hire a pro?" is a dilemma that should be revisited every year.

Tax Deduction Paradise! Don't Overlook These 8 Tips

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.31.2012 | Money
Natalie Pace

Whether you are filing an EZ form, fighting an IRS penalty, undergoing an audit or just beating the April 17, 2012 deadline, these tips will help you put your best leg forward on the path to financial freedom.

Your Top Tax Questions Answered

Bob Meighan | Posted 05.16.2012 | Money
Bob Meighan

To help make tax season easier and ensure you get every dollar you deserve back from Uncle Sam, here are the answers to the top the five most common tax questions from TurboTax.

Can't Pay Your Taxes? Try These Tips

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.14.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

If you're worried you won't be able to pay your income taxes by this year's April 17 filing date, don't panic; but don't ignore the deadline and certainly don't wait for the IRS to reach out to you first.

Navigating Tax Planning Strategies With the ING Retirement Coach

Jacob Gold | Posted 05.06.2012 | Money
Jacob Gold

While "death and taxes" are said to be the only certainties in life, tax planning isn't always that straight forward. Especially in light of the still wavering economy, there is more of a need than ever to take advantage of tax strategies.

Tax Strategies in a Tough Economy

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

Even though April 17 is a ways off, it's never too soon to start planning your strategy. Here's a roundup of common economic challenges you may be facing and their possible tax implications.