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Tax Tips & News: Tax Tips (4)

What Happens If You Don’t File Your Taxes?

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Overdue Taxes Will Come Back To Haunt You

The only certainties in life are death and taxes, as the saying goes. Taxes are an annual event that, however unpleasant, we all have to deal with. It may interest you to know that according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), an estimated 239.3 million tax returns were filed in 2012 by individuals and businesses in the United States. That amount exceeded by a little more than 1% the number of returns that were filed in 2011, and by 2018 that...

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Tax Breaks for Going Green

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How To Save Money “Going Green”

Going green isn’t just the next big thing—it’s the wave of the future. There is abundant information available about ways in which you can reduce your carbon footprint, save money and feel better about your role in the stewardship of this planet. Both federal and many state governments recognize the importance of energy savings and conservation and have provided tax breaks and incentives to businesses and individuals to encourage energy efficiency and going...

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Tax Tips for Homeowners

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Important Tax Tips For Homeowners

There are tax breaks that come along with owning your home. These breaks may serve as an incentive for the purchase of homes within certain targeted areas of the country or may make up for any losses a homeowner might face when selling his or her home. As a homeowner it is important to understand what tax breaks are available to you in order for you to take advantage of them and help your tax situation.

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Filing for Divorce? 5 Important Tax Tips

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5 Tax Tips For Divorced Couples

Divorce can be a sensitive topic and a difficult period of time for all the parties involved. Whether you live in a common law or community property state, the process of filing taxes once the divorce has been finalized can be both emotional and complicated. Deciding how assets are split, the cost basis of these assets, new filing status and even which former spouse will claim children as dependents are all important considerations that go into the tax...

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Special Tax Forms 101

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Special Tax Forms For Special Circumstances

For most U.S. taxpayers the tax filing process is usually limited to the 1040-EZ or 1040 long form, used for the annual tax return in order to claim deductions and credits necessary to lower the amount owed in taxes and hopefully increase the amount of money due as a refund. In some situations however, your income and tax circumstances may require you to use additional or special tax forms to complete their tax filings.

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The Biggest Tax Mistake You Are Making

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Avoid This Costly Tax Mistake

If you’re a small business owner or sole proprietor, the biggest tax mistake you’re making may have nothing to do with the actual filing of your return. It could have everything to do with your estimated tax payments—specifically when you fail to pay them. Failing to pay your quarterly taxes could lead to penalties come tax time. No one wants to be surprised by owing the government money on April 15th. To avoid that unpleasantness, you need to set aside some...

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How New Same-Sex Marriage Laws Are Impacting Taxes

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Same-Sex Marriage & Taxes

With more and more states legalizing same-sex marriage, many long-time partners can finally enter legally recognized unions. But many of these happy couples will find their tax returns looking a bit different (and perhaps more complicated) the next time they file. Here are some common tax questions answered for all the lucky newlyweds:

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5 Tax Deductions to Keep Track Of

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Did You Pay Uncle Sam Too Much?

The deadline for filing 2013 taxes has come and gone, and your tax return is filed. Did you make sure to include all the deductions you were eligible for? You may have overlooked some common tax-deductible items on last year’s taxes, but they could earn you more money back next year. From charities to educator expenses, make the most of your cash-back potential in 2014.

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It’s Never Too Early to Prepare for Next Year’s Tax Return

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Preparing Now = Less Headaches Later

A lot of people find the tax season stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some things you can do now to make next year’s tax season much easier, and make sure you’re poised to get the most out of your tax return.

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How Moving to Another State Affects Your Taxes

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Moving & The Tax Ramifications

Moving is always a stressful experience, but it can be especially trying if you are moving to a different state. Not only is it very possible that you will have to contend with minor culture shock, but there are lots of little details to take into account. Everyone should have a checklist of things to take care of when they move to a new home; that checklist becomes especially important when you are moving across state lines. Here are just a few things that...

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