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Hillary Clinton Releases Tax Returns Going Back To 2007

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

Hillary and Bill Clinton earned roughly $141 million and paid nearly $44 million in federal income taxes from 2007 to 2014, according to tax returns&...

6 Things to Think About When Spending Your Tax Refund

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.16.2015 | Money
Steve Siebold

The IRS tax filing deadline is this week, and the average refund so far has been about $3,500. The question is: what should you do with that refund? The truth is, a tax refund can be a lifesaver for some, but can cause more trouble for others.

TurboTax Answers 5 Most Commonly Asked Tax Questions

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 06.08.2015 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

What are the most common tax questions from taxpayers? Here is a look at this season's top five most frequently asked tax questions and answers.

4 Last-Minute Tax Tips to Maximize Your Health Care Savings

Alex Tolbert | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Alex Tolbert

Tax Day, which falls on April 15, is just around the corner, and if you find yourself among the masses of last-minute filers, here are four tips that will help you maximize your health care savings.

Ask a CPA: 'How Do I Fix a Mistake on My Already-Filed Tax Return?'

LearnVest | Posted 06.01.2015 | Money

The I.R.S. has a reputation for being fairly punitive, handing down heavy fines, audits and, in severe situations, prison sentences--which can be intimidating. That leaves some people seeking the fastest way to fix a mistake before it causes a bigger issue.

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.

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.

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.

Taxes: DIY or Tax Pro?

Mark Steber | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

As I mentioned, it could be a very complicated season - late law changes, the Affordable Care Act rules, and much reduced IRS resources. It's the perfect storm for potential taxpayer confusion, problems filing tax returns, and delayed refunds.

4 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Tax Return Even Earlier This Year

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 01.29.2015 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

The IRS began accepting e-filed tax returns last week, officially kicking off the 2015 tax season! Historically, taxpayers file their tax returns as s...

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?

Missed the Tax Deadline? Take These 5 Steps Now

Carrie Smith | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Carrie Smith

A balance owed to the IRS could result in large fines and put a ding on your credit report. So if you missed the tax deadline, be sure to follow these steps to hopefully avoid most of these consequences.

The SNAFU Economy: People Who Profit When Things Go Wrong

Spencer Critchley | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Spencer Critchley

For some folks a SNAFU is not a problem, it's a business opportunity. In fact, a whole economy has grown up around profiting from things that don't work right. Once you start looking for it, you can find it everywhere.

Here's How To Get More Time To File Your Tax Return

AP | By ALEX VEIGA | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business

America's annual tax reckoning is here once again and for many who have yet to file their federal tax return, that means a mad dash to beat Uncle Sam'...

Can I Take Advantage of the Student Loan Interest Tax Deduction?

Nate Howard | Posted 05.06.2014 | Money
Nate Howard

For those of us in the early part of our financial life-cycles, the little things can make a big difference. This is especially true for student loan borrowers like myself.

A Common Mistake People Make On Their Taxes (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to tax advice, personal finance expert Suze Orman had quite an interesting spin on tax refunds to share with us. “Here's the botto...

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.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Mark Steber | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Every year the rules are different and other considerations related to filing your tax return and paying the least you can or getting the biggest refund you can are changing and constantly new and confusing, so like most taxpayers, you probably have a lot of questions.

Retail Chatter #5

June Haynes | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
June Haynes

I've always told managers that a return can hold lots of value, so once you've assessed the situation, try everything in your power to make and keep the customer happy by honoring a return.

A Year of Delightful Egalitarian Imagination

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Sam Pizzigati

People aren't just talking about how unequal we've become. They're talking about antidotes to the avarice all around us.

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?

Planning for a Disaster Now Can Help You if One Strikes

Mark Steber | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

Before you think "that will never happen to me" or "I will deal with it once it happens," remember, a few minutes of advance planning is better than the angst of post-disaster documentation searching and replacement.

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.

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid Has a Good Week, Mitch McConnell Does Not

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As America's children grow up and enter into the health insurance marketplace on their own, they will be the first generation who simply will not understand what the terms 'pre-existing condition' and 'lifetime cap' mean.

Recordkeeping: What You Need to Know Before, During and After Tax Time

Mark Steber | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

If you claim that you drove 50 miles to the doctor, or spent $2,000 on a new computer for your business, you need to be ready to prove it. So keep good records. So let's look at what you should be keeping track of and how.