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Tax Time

Let's Be Honest: This Is the REAL Benefit of Having Kids

Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz

My girls are the light of my life and so very, very worth everything I do for them. But on Tax Day, I get a bit more appreciative of how much they mean to me.

Make Tax Day Work for You

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.31.2015 | Money
Jim Gibbons

We all know that many hard-working families and individuals could use a financial boost in this still-tough economy. Millions of Americans can get just that by taking advantage of the tax credits and free filing services available to them.

Should You File Your Tax Return Now or on April 15? | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money

Alex Benke, CFP, Betterment's Director of Advice Products, recommends that you time your filing to the IRS based on whether or not you will be getting a refund. "File immediately if you will be receiving a refund," Benke says. "Delay filing until close to April 15 if you owe the IRS money."

5 Organization Tips to Make Taxes Less Taxing

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

I have so many things that stress me out these days. Hey, I've watched the stock market every day for the last 22 years, and that's enough! The last thing I want is not having a repeatable, streamlined tax-prep procedure. Get organized and you won't freak out over your taxes.

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.

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).

Questioning My Own Sanity After A Brutal Winter

Tom Cramer | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I hate tax season. When I was young and single, living in an apartment, it wasn't very complicated, just another pain in the butt thing that I never wanted to do. When I was married, it was worse. My ex-wife would start asking about it on January 2nd, disregarding the fact that neither of us had received any of the necessary documents yet.

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.

Tax Time: All The Ways Your Kids Can Save You Cash

GalTime | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents

As you start to gather your documents and tally your receipts for your taxes, don't forget to write off your kids! There are many tax breaks you can claim with Uncle Sam if you have children and some you may not even know about.

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.

D'oh! 8 Tax-Time Goofs To Avoid

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.11.2012 | Money

-- Waiting until the 11th hour to file your tax return suggests your main goal is just to make sure it gets done on time. But if you slip up, it may...

Death, Taxes and To-Do Lists: You Can Take the Sting Out of One of Them

Janet Carlson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Janet Carlson

I've found a way to tame the "to-do list" beast. It came to me a few years ago, when I was trying to establish a better balance between work and whatever else.

10 Overlooked Tax Breaks

Bankrate Via CNBC | Kay Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tax time is winding down. For most of us who've yet to file a return, the reason for the delay is that we owe Uncle Sam. We might be able to shave so...