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Tax Season

Filed a Tax Extension? 4 Tips for Meeting the October Deadline | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business

If you requested an extension on your 2014 taxes, the six-month period will end on October 15. Although the tax extension deadline is nearly here, you still have time to file, and to help you meet your deadline, we've compiled some things you should keep in mind when filing your taxes last minute.

What to do After Tax Season is Over | Posted 05.29.2015 | Money

Taxpayers need to understand their specific situation and seek advice from there advisors to craft the right plan. There is work involved, but it may ultimately reduce your liability which increases the amount of money you retain and utilize.

3 Important Financial Lessons For Recent College Grads

Andrew Plepler | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Andrew Plepler

A new graduating class of talented college students will soon walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, and if you’re reading this, you may b...

How To Model Good Money Habits To Your Kids

Andrew Plepler | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Andrew Plepler

Based on my experience raising three children, I know how difficult it can be to find the time and focus to teach them about the basics of money. But ...

Last-Minute Tax Filers, Beware of This Obamacare Scam

Adam Levin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Money
Adam Levin

Last month the IRS issued a warning that received scant attention from the media but nonetheless could impact millions of taxpayers this year -- particularly low-income, elderly and Spanish-speaking taxpayers. The scam takes advantage of the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision of the Affordable Care Act.

Businessweek Declares That 'The IRS Sucks'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business

Paying taxes bites. Collecting them is worse.

Where To File Your Taxes, From Jean Chatzky (VIDEO)

Marlo Thomas | Posted 04.07.2015 | MarloThomas

If you're looking for ways to file your taxes, Jean Chatzky has an answer for you. If your income is less than sixty-thousand a year, you can save mon...

5 Essential Steps For Tackling Your Income Taxes

Andrew Plepler | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Andrew Plepler

Here are five important tips to help take the mystery out of tax preparation. These recommendations and resources show how a little preparation and organization can help ease the worry at tax time.

The 10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions and Credits | Posted 05.18.2015 | Money

Most taxpayers can use a standard deduction when filing their taxes, but you can possibly save more money if you're eligible for a variety of itemized deductions or credits.

Six Tips On Preparing For Tax Day

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.18.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

But whether you prepare your own return or work with a tax professional, there are ways to make the process less burdensome. It all hinges on a bit of upfront organization, and having a basic understanding of how your tax bill is calculated.

Getting Ready To File Your Taxes? Don't Miss This Checklist | Posted 05.09.2015 | Money

Tax season is upon us again. April 15th may be the official deadline to file, but now is the time to start gathering everything you'll need so that you aren't scrambling in the eleventh hour.

Countdown To Tax Day: A Six-Week Prep Guide For April 15

LearnVest | Posted 05.04.2015 | Money

It's six weeks until T-Day. That's Tax Day for those of you who haven't given much thought to the yearly deadline. While we're not quite there yet, crunch time is just around the corner -- unless you start gathering your materials and making some serious strides today.

Top 5 Tax Scams Of 2015 To Avoid

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.29.2015 | Money

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.

Should I Use Tax Credits or Deductions to Save on My Student Loans?

CommonBond | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money

It's understandable if your eyes are glazing over with tax talk, but it's time to wake up: you could save thousands of dollars each year by filing for the right tax benefits.

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.

7 Steps to Stay Financially Fit in 2015 and Beyond

Andrew Plepler | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Andrew Plepler

Any fitness guru will tell you that the key to maintaining your health and staying fit is maintaining healthy habits and making small lifestyle change...

TurboTax Stops Processing State Tax Returns Because Of Increase In Fraud

AP | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business

Well, this is scary.

How to Get a Tax Saver's Credit in Your 20s

MyBankTracker | Posted 03.29.2015 | Money

When you're in your 20s, your tax filing is usually pretty straightforward. Unless you buy a house or you travel a lot for your job, you're not going to be claiming a lot of deductions, aside from writing off the interest you're paying on your student loans.

It's Tax Season. Do You Know Where Your Mail Is?

Adam Levin | Posted 03.10.2015 | Money
Adam Levin

We receive some of the most sensitive, potentially damaging mail deliveries of the year during these post-holiday months, and a wayward envelope during tax season can wreak immense financial havoc.

Your 2015 Tax Season Calendar | Posted 02.17.2015 | Money

First, there is denial. Then relief, and then possibly a nice refund after it's all said and done. We're talking about tax season, and it has arrived. It's also a good time to take care of other financial business, like maxing out an IRA or rolling over an old 401(k).

Protecting Taxpayers from Abuse

Martha Bergmark | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Martha Bergmark

Tax season is an annual American ritual. For many Americans, it brings the biggest influx of money all year, giving a much-needed boost to millions of families. Yet for Americans of all backgrounds, tax filing can be a stressful and confusing experience.

Making a Taxing Time Easier

D'Arcy Kemnitz | Posted 06.09.2014 | Gay 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.

12 Home Deductions to Help Shrink Your Tax Bill

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

In the rush, you may be overlooking significant tax savings that homeownership can bring if you're planning to itemize your deductions this year.

What I've Learned From My 90-Year-Old Accountant

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

In this tax season marked by anxiety, my encounter with him forces me to pause. When I close that sliding glass door, I stop in wonder at his self-sufficiency and gratitude for the pieces of his life that remain intact.

Freaking Out About Taxes? Breathe, Then Read This.

Posted 04.02.2014 | Money

Like it or not, April 15 is going to be here before you know it. If you haven't started working on your taxes yet, you might be having a bit of a pani...