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Tax Season

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...

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 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.

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...

5 Last Minute Apps to Help You Get Through Tax Season

Chip Chick | Posted 05.27.2014 | Money
Chip Chick

If you haven't yet discovered the simplistic beauty of filing your taxes online, let me tell you, you're missing out. You plug numbers into an app, and the app makes math happen, and then you're done.

Manilla Mini: The Smartest Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money

So, you just got your tax refund in the mail. What are you going to do with it? Chances are you'll probably end up spending it on something you don't really need. Why not make your money work harder for you?

401(k) Moves to Ease Your Tax Time Blues

Catherine Golladay | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Catherine Golladay

It's been a rough winter for most of the country. And, if you think Mother Nature hits hard, just wait a few weeks until Uncle Sam gets a crack at us.

Email Scams to Avoid This Tax Season

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business

Many of the scams that occur during tax season occur over email. You might even receive an email featuring the IRS name or logo asking for financial data.

How to Ensure a Fast Tax Return

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.09.2014 | Money

Spring is just around the corner, and along with it, tax time comes along. The Internal Revenue Service is officially accepting 2013 tax returns, and ...

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.

How to Spend Your Time During the Next Polar Vortex

Mark Steber | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Now is a good time to get ready to do your taxes. YES -- work on your taxes during this quality down time. Following are a few things to consider as you stay warm during this cold snap or the next or just to get started.

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?

Before The Ball Drops: Smart Money Moves to Make by Dec. 31

Women & Co | Posted 02.19.2014 | Money
Women & Co

As you're wrapping up your finances for 2013, you may want to think about making a few moves that could mean more money for retirement, a smaller tax bill and perhaps some new eyeglasses.

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.

WATCH: Couple Surprised By $54,000 Tax Refund

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

David and Thelma Ward received a tax season surprise that left even their tax preparer in disbelief: a refund to the tune of $54,000. HuffPost Live ho...

Does Tax Day Stress You Out? (POLL)

Posted 04.15.2013 | Home

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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...