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Tax Season

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

Manilla.com | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money
Manilla.com

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
MyBankTracker

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
MyBankTracker

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...

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...

Five Insider Secrets Every Investor Needs to Know at Tax Time

Tyrone Jackson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Tyrone Jackson

If you want to maximize your tax deductions this year and beyond, you'll need to know the following five insider secrets that are frequently overlooked by most investors and accountants.

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...

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...