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Tax Filing

Do You Need To File A Tax Return in 2015?

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Whether or not you are required to file a federal income tax return this year will depend on how much you earned (gross income) -- and the source of that income -- as well as your filing status and your age. Your gross income includes all the income you receive that is not exempt from tax, not counting your Social Security benefits, unless you are married and filing separately.

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

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.13.2015 | 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.

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

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.05.2015 | 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.

2015 -- Happy New Year, Happy Tax Fitness!

Mark Steber | Posted 01.16.2015 | 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?

What TurboTax Doesn't Want You To Know

ProPublica | Liz Day | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business

Over the last year, a rabbi, a state NAACP official, a small town mayor and other community leaders wrote op-eds and letters to Congress with remark...

2014 Tax Season Filing Requirements for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.20.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Whether or not you are required to file a federal income tax return this year depends on your gross income, as well as your filing status and age.

A Valuable Tax Credit Too Many Workers Don't Know About

Jim Gibbons | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Imagine if you qualified for a valuable tax credit but weren't even aware of it. Unfortunately, this is the case for far too many Americans when it co...

Ten Tips to a Faster Refund

Mark Steber | Posted 03.23.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

With over 75 percent of all tax filers getting a tax refund and the average federal tax refund at about $3,000, what should you know to get your refund as fast and safely as possible? Here are some steps you can take.

2014 Tax Season Starting Very Soon

Mark Steber | Posted 02.09.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

About 110 million taxpayers got a tax refund last year -- that is about three out of four filers or 75 percent of all taxpayers. A tax refund is a refund of your money -- getting it sooner is always better than getting it later.

15 Things to Know, to Do and to Watch for as 2013 Comes to a Close

Mark Steber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

Thanksgiving is nearing, and December is right around the corner. I've said it before--it's never too early to start thinking about your tax situation. Taxes are always complicated, seemingly ever changing, and so is your life.

IRS Facing 'Growing Epidemic'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - More Americans' identities were stolen in tax refund crimes in the first six months of 2013 than in all of 2012, said ...

IRS Delays Tax Filing Season Due To Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The start of the 2014 tax filing season will be delayed by one to two weeks early next year as a result of the governme...

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.

Tax Credits for Hiring Military Veterans

Mark Steber | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

An often overlooked employer benefit is  a tax return credit available to businesses who hire qualified vets before December 31, 2013.

Hate Filing Your Tax Return? Good

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
Joseph J. Thorndike

People everywhere hate taxes. What makes the United States distinctive, I think, is our insistence on collecting so much of our tax revenue in a distinctly unpleasant way. No stealthy value-added taxes for us! We're going to do it the hard way.

TurboTax's Dirty Secret That Makes Your Life More Complicated

ProPublica | Liz Day | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

This story was co-produced with NPR.Imagine filing your income taxes in five minutes -- and for free. You'd open up a pre-filled return, see what the ...

Government Sequester Is Now Law. What This Means for the Tax Filing Season

Mark Steber | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

During what is typically a quiet time in the tax season cycle, there are many new dynamics and nuances coming into play with the tax law changes, resulting in much confusion.

Do You Really Need To File A Tax Return This Year?

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The percentage of seniors, age 65 and older, who won't have to pay income taxes this year, is actually around 56 percent according the Tax Policy Center. Here's a breakdown of the 2012 filing requirements along with a few other tax tips to help you determine if you need to file.

Numbers You Need To Know When Filing Taxes

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.22.2013 | Business

-- Key numbers to know when filing your 2012 tax returns, according to the Internal Revenue Service: PERSONAL EXEMPTION:...

Tax Season Delayed Due To Fiscal Cliff

AP | Stephen Ohlemacher | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service says late changes to federal tax laws should mean only a short delay for most taxpayers to file their 2012 ...

Getting Tax Relief after a Natural Disaster

Mark Steber | Posted 01.05.2013 | Money
Mark Steber

Unfortunately, natural disasters, and losses from them, occur each year and will continue to impact people's lives, causing personal and financial loss, and in some cases, even severe financial and economic loss. The income tax rules may provide for a small silver lining if the right circumstances apply.

IRS Extends Important Deadline

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.31.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- The IRS is giving taxpayers and tax preparers hit by Hurricane Sandy an extra week to file returns and make payments. The tax agency sa...

Taxmageddon, the Fiscal Cliff, the Mayan Calendar, and Other Year-End Events to Watch Out for

Mark Steber | Posted 12.26.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

The Mayan calendar "end of times" prediction scheduled for Dec. 23, 2012, might not be all bad when compared and contrasted with some of the other predictions associated with Taxmageddon and the fiscal cliff on the horizon.

October 15, Final Tax Deadline Is Drawing Near

Mark Steber | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

The final deadline for filing their annual tax return, October 15, is coming up fast.

It's Coming...But Just What is Taxmageddon -- The Highlights

Mark Steber | Posted 12.02.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

Take home pay may be lower beginning January 1, 2013 unless we get some changes to the current expiring tax provisions. Why? Three major areas of change.