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5 Tax Mistakes Made by Millennials

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Stefanie O'Connell, Contributor Millennials, who range in age from early twenties to mid-thirties today, are in a life phase of ongoing change ...

Taxes and Your Wallet

Mike Smith | Posted 06.17.2015 | Money
Mike Smith

Taxes and Your Wallet

Full Guide to Tax Day Post Office Hours: See Extended Hours for April 15

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.13.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

On Tax Day, many post office hours are extended and special consideration is made for last-minute filers. But post offices' Tax Day hours might still be more limited in 2015 than in years past.

33 Best Tax Day Freebies and Deals

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.13.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

There's another reason to celebrate Tax Day besides the end of tax season; many businesses offer special Tax Day freebies and deals.

Filing Late? Get Your Tax Refund Faster With Prepaid Credit Cards

Kari Luckett | Posted 06.10.2015 | Money
Kari Luckett

Receiving your tax return on a prepaid card is a great alternative for those who don't have a traditional checking account and don't want to wait for their check via snail mail.

Tips For Avoiding Identity Theft, From Jean Chatzky (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2015 | Home

Identity theft happens more often than we notice, especially during tax season. Jean Chatzky suggests that you should check your credit report three t...

10 Small Business Tax Questions, You Need Answered Plus Bonus Infographic

Nancy Laws | Posted 05.31.2015 | Small Business
Nancy Laws

For the new small business owner, navigating the murky waters of taxes, comes with understanding new terms, and regulations on top of the once you have already been trying to understand over the last year.

5 Ways to File Your Taxes With Less Stress

James Nichols | Posted 05.27.2015 | Money
James Nichols

With the April 15 tax deadline getting close, consider trying these five strategies that may help you lower your 2014 taxes, enhance your retirement readiness and help you get more organized for 2015.

5 Questions First-Time Tax Filers Need to Answer

SALT | Posted 05.05.2015 | Money
SALT

Yes, nothing screams (or, more likely, sighs) "I'm an adult" than W-2s, deductions, and adjusted gross income. And while that all sounds painful, doing your taxes for the first time doesn't have to be that bad. In fact, you can make it easier.

Top 5 Tax Scams Of 2015 To Avoid

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.29.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Imagine this: Someone claiming he's from the IRS calls and says you owe money. He demands you to pay via a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. Do you send the money? If you answered yes, you walked right into a scam.

What Married Taxpayers Lose By Filing Separately

Betterment.com | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
Betterment.com

For all married couples, there is an annual choice to make when selecting your filing status: married filing jointly (MFJ) or married filing separately (MFS)? As with most tax-related questions, the answer is that it depends.

Should You File Your Tax Return Now or on April 15?

Betterment.com | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
Betterment.com

Alex Benke, CFP, Betterment's Director of Advice Products, recommends that you time your filing to the IRS based on whether or not you will be getting a refund. "File immediately if you will be receiving a refund," Benke says. "Delay filing until close to April 15 if you owe the IRS money."

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

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.15.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

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.

TurboTax Resumes State Tax Filings

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business

The company said the fraudulent returns did not result from a breach of its own systems.

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

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

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.

BEWARE: An IRS Scam May Be Coming to a Telephone (or Inbox) Near You

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 04.05.2015 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Tax season is officially upon us. Along with the arrival of what has to be the most dreaded season of the year, also comes another unwelcome and sadly, an increasingly pervasive reality -- the onslaught of scammers, via both telephone and email.

2015 -- Happy New Year, Happy Tax Fitness!

Mark Steber | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

One of my resolutions is to help as many people as possible achieve one of the most common resolutions American's make: financial fitness. Was it on your list or should it have been?

Wondering What to Do With That Tax Refund?

Ishani Banerji, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2014 | Money
Ishani Banerji, Ph.D.

There seems to be a general belief around this time of the year that if you're getting a refund, then you should spend it on something fun. All the ads urging us to go out and splurge certainly seem to think so. But is that really the case?

Your Chances Of Getting Audited By IRS Are Lowest In Years

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in ye...

You Owe the IRS! Don't Panic -- You Have Options

Mark Steber | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Owing the IRS can be a costly matter, but it is completely manageable if you take care of it and don't ignore it.

Last-Minute Tax Tips to Maximize Your Savings

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 06.10.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

There's just something about doing our taxes that makes many of us revert to slacker college student mode, waiting till the last minute to throw together that report we've known about for months. But there is hope.

Making a Taxing Time Easier

D'Arcy Kemnitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
D'Arcy Kemnitz

Many straight couples file their taxes under the burden of the "Marriage Penalty" and now same-sex couples -- like myself and my wife -- find ourselves in the same boat. We will be paying more taxes, and enjoying the resulting equality, with pride.

The 68 Stages Of Doing Your Taxes

Emily Cohn | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Emily Cohn

I'm going to file my taxes in January this year. Shit, I missed Tax Day. Wait, when is Tax Day? The IRS tax filing deadline is April 15. Yo...

Most Americans Have No Clue How Their Tax Dollars Are Spent (And Don't Care)

Casey Bond | Posted 05.26.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

Using information released by the White House and the per capita personal income of $42,693 (according to Bureau of Business and Economic Research), GOBankingRates calculated how the average American's 2013 federal income tax bill breaks down.

IRS Is Open, Marking The Official Start To The Tax Season

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 04.05.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

If you want to get your tax refund as soon as possible, forget about paper.