Money - Taxes

Here’s a crash course on everything you need to know when it comes to taxes. From tax refunds to IRS secrets to tax scandals, we’re giving out all the information you need to know, completely tax-free of course.

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    The IRS Is Warning About These Upcoming Tax Scams

    For the second year in a row, COVID-19 is postponing Tax Day. While this is helpful for taxpayers, it unfortunately gives scammers more time to steal identities and commit other all-too-common tax scams.

    20 Hidden Fees You Had No Idea You Were Paying

    Everything comes with a price—watch out for these surprise expenses and learn how to avoid them.

    10 Secret Places Rich People Hide Their Money

    It's no secret that people with money like to shield their earnings from the IRS. What is often a secret,...

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    Are Pandemic-Related Home Expenses Tax Deductible?

    The answer: It's complicated. Here's what you should know if a corner of your living room or bedroom is now...

    This Is How Long You Should Be Keeping Your Tax Returns

    It varies, depending on your situation.

    How Much Is $100 Really Worth in Each State?

    Your money may go a lot further than you think, depending on where you live. Find out how your state...

    5 Warning Signs That Could Trigger a Tax Audit

    An IRS audit—an extra close review of your tax return to make sure it's accurate—is something everyone wants to avoid....

    Here’s What Can Happen If You Don’t File Your Taxes

    Let's face it—no one actually likes doing their taxes. It's easy to talk yourself into procrastinating, especially if you're worried...

    What Most People Get Wrong About the New Tax Rules

    The new tax reforms set forth in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act go into effect for the first time...

    6 New Tax Breaks You’ll Regret Not Claiming

    If you're stressed about how the new tax law could impact what you owe, you need to know about these...

    Here’s Why You Might Not Be Getting a Tax Refund This Year

    Every year, thousands of taxpayers are disappointed when, for one reason or another, the tax refund check they were expecting...

    13 Secrets Your IRS Agent Won’t Tell You About Tax Planning

    Tax planning made easy: Follow these tax advisors' tips for income tax help and stress-free filing.

    The Best (and Absolute Worst) States for Taxes

    Here's a look at the top ten—and bottom ten—states for taxes, according to Kiplinger and other experts.

    13 of the Craziest Tax Deductions Ever Claimed

    Only two things are for certain: death and taxes. But at least with taxes, you can claim deductions. And that's...

    17 Tax Deductions You Can’t Afford to Miss

    There are many tax write-offs that people overlook when doing their taxes. Experts chime in on some of the most...

    13 Tax Secrets Every Smart Homeowner Should Know

    Just when you thought your taxes were predictable, Congress passed the most dramatic tax reform seen in three decades. Everyone...

    14 Tax Mistakes That Could Cost You Hundreds

    A CPA shares a list of tax mistakes that he frequently sees people make—and they're mistakes that could cost hundreds...

    22 Things Tax Experts Wish You Knew About the New Tax Law

    As of January 1, 2018, the much-talked-about Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) went into effect. Here's what the tax...

    11 New Tax Deductions and Reductions Under the New Tax Law

    The much-talked-about Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) went into effect on January 1, 2018, and it could mean big...

    32 Things Your Tax Accountant Won’t Tell You

    With April 15 looming, we reached out to CPAs to give us their honest insight on filing taxes, audits, extensions,...

    8 Smart Things Financial Experts Would Do If They Landed Some Extra Cash

    Whether it's a tax refund or winning the lottery, extra cash is exciting. But before you buy that designer bag...

    The Smartest Way to Spend Your Tax Refund (According To Science)

    Just got your tax refund? Don't head to the mall just yet. Science says money can, in fact, buy happiness,...

    Everything You Need to Know Before Filing Your Taxes After a Big Life Change

    When you first started paying your taxes, it was probably easy-peasy. Now, as an adult likely going through some pretty...

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    13+ Secrets Your Tax Planner Won’t Tell You

    Shhh: Tax planners share with us their secrets of the trade.

    Can’t Pay Your Taxes? File Anyway

    The filing deadline is not April 15 this year–-it’s April 18, thanks to a D.C. holiday. Here's some advice to...

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    How to Get Free Tax Help

    If you’ve been putting off dealing with your taxes the time to act is now! The April 18 deadline will...

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    7 Tax Deductions You Don’t Want to Miss

    Be sure these easy-to-miss deductions are included on your return before you file.

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    Get a Bigger, Faster Tax Refund

    Know what credits you qualify for and get your check ASAP.

    5 Helpful Tips for Tax Time

    Every year the IRS sends thousands of notices to taxpayers nationwide because of easily preventable errors.