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Filing Taxes

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?

What You Need to Know About Education Tax Credit Considerations

Mark Steber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Are you taking a personal finance course or courses to learn how to better manage your portfolio or retirement planning? If so, you may be sitting on some very valuable tax credits.

October 15 Tax Deadline Is Fast Approaching

Mark Steber | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

Tax Day for U.S. taxpayers typically means April 15. However, taxpayers can file an automatic extension to file their tax return by April 15 allowing them to delay their filing responsibility until October 15.

How Improving a Home Can Improve Your Tax Situation

Mark Steber | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

While you can't get time spent on home improvements back, you can often get some of your dollars returned either at tax time or when you sell, provided that you track of all of your costs as you own and work on your home.

Tax Tips and Considerations for Dads (and Dads-to-Be)

Mark Steber | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

Not only are there a great many tax considerations related to fatherhood, many of them are often overlooked. So to mark Father's Day, here are some tax-specific ways to take advantage of the unique benefits of being a dad.

The Latest IRS News and How It Affects Tax Returns, Audits and You

Mark Steber | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

What should you do to ensure you don't get one of those dreaded "We found an error on your tax return" IRS letters, or even worse a more detailed in-person audit of your tax return?

What to Do If You Receive an IRS Notice or Letter

Mark Steber | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

While fear is a completely normal reaction, here are three steps every taxpayer should follow if they receive an IRS letter.

What to Do If You Made a Mistake or Forgot a Deduction On Your Tax Return

Mark Steber | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

Amending a tax return can be very complex. There are many considerations, from determining what is incorrect and what the correct information should be, to knowing what forms to attach, to making sure the state return is amended correctly and timely.

What If I Made a Mistake on My Taxes?

SaveUp | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business

Be sure to put some checks and balances in place, so that if this mistake was avoidable you don't repeat it again next year.

Tax Tips for Self-Employed Professionals, Freelancers and Contractors

Mark Steber | Posted 06.22.2013 | Small Business
Mark Steber

While April 15 is commonly accepted at "tax day," for many taxpayers and especially small business owners, freelancers and self-employed professionals, there are other important "tax days" to keep in mind.

Filing Taxes, For Better Or For Worse | Posted 04.19.2013 | Weddings

This Sunday, Patrick and I will celebrate our first anniversary as married people. I would love to tell you the last twelve months have comprised a li...

11 Totally Legitimate Reasons To Hate Taxes

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

Impossible though it may seem, roughly one-third of Americans actually like doing their taxes. Then there are the normal people, who perhaps feel a se...

What You Need to Know About Filing a Tax Return Extension

Mark Steber | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

Filing a tax return extension can remove the failure-to-file penalty, which is the larger penalty on a monthly basis, but it will not remove the failure-to-pay penalty.

How To File A Tax Extension

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

Tax Day is only a few days away. If you don't think you'll have your forms prepared on time, you'll need to file for an extension. Taxes are due t...

How To Get An Extension On Your Tax Returns

Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

Worried you won’t be able to file your taxes by the Monday, April 15 deadline? Don’t fear, you can file for an extension. Head over to the IRS...

Tax Time Identity Theft Warning

GalTime | Posted 06.10.2013 | Small Business

As if filing your taxes isn't stressful enough, now you've got to make sure crooks don't file a fraudulent return using your identity to claim a refund! Folks, it's tax time identity theft and the IRS say these criminal cases are on the rise.

Here's What You Need To Know About Your Tax Refund

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business

It’s pretty much the only good thing about tax season: Your tax refund. After you file your taxes, the government (both state and federal) will i...

Where Is My Tax Refund?

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Where is my tax refund? It's a common question. So if you finally got around to filing your tax return and find yourself anxiously wondering when you ...

Online Tax Filing Could Make Your Life Easier

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

There are many benefits to filing your taxes online. Aside from saving paper, online tax filing makes it easier to organize all of your tax inform...

Tax Tips for the Last Two Weeks of the Tax Season

Mark Steber | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

If you're planning to file an extension because you might owe taxes, you should know that an extension only extends the deadline for the forms to be filed. It is not an extension to pay your any taxes you owe.

How To File Your State Returns For Free

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

The Internal Revenue Service allows Americans that make less than $57,000 a year to file federal income tax returns for free –- but what about state...

How To Use IRS Free File

Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

You don’t have to pay big bucks in order to file your taxes by Tax Day on Monday, April 15, 2013. The IRS offers a service called “IRS Free Fi...

How To File Your Taxes For Free

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

Filing your tax returns doesn't need to burn a hole in your wallet. There are a number of services available that will help you file your taxes free o...

What To Do With Your Tax Refund

GalTime | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women

If you're about to get a tax refund and are experiencing a bit of inner turmoil over what to do with it, the experts suggest you save the money.