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Didn’t File Taxes Yet? Here’s How To Limit Damage

By Bill Fay | May 11, 2021

April 15 has come and gone, but millions of Americans are still fretting over their taxes, mostly because they haven’t paid them yet. The IRS estimates that 25 percent of…

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Five Tax Tips for Beginners Filing on Their Own

By Bill Fay | May 11, 2021

Whether you’ve landed your first part-time job in high school or made your first career move after college, odds are that you haven’t taken a class on how to file…

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How to Avoid Jail When You Owe Back Taxes – What to Do if You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

By Phil Sheridan | May 11, 2021

When legendary comedian and actor Eddie Murphy accepted a lifetime achievement award at the 2023 Golden Globe ceremony, he offered young entertainers advice on how to succeed and survive in…

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IRS Gives Parents a Break When Adult Kids Return Home

By Bill Fay | May 11, 2021

The Millennial generation is moving back home in record numbers, and their parents are getting some sympathy from, of all people, the IRS. The much-despised agency has a soft spot…

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How to Spend Your Tax Refund

By Bill Fay | May 11, 2021

The big financial question for Americans every spring: How should I spend my tax refund? The Internal Revenue Service says most of you – somewhere between 75 and 80 percent…

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IRS Shares Tips on How to Avoid Fraudulent Tax Preparation Services

By Bill Fay | May 10, 2021

Tax fraud related to identity theft is a rapidly growing problem. It involves thieves using your personal identifying information to file false tax returns in order to receive big refunds.…

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Didn’t Pay Back Your Student Loans? Tax Return Is Fair Game

By Alanna Ritchie | May 10, 2021

Josh Brooks’ annual tax return is between $500 and $700. It’s a good chunk of money he could use toward paying off his credit cards, motorcycle and living expenses. Instead,…

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Will the Wealthy Be Taxed More?

By Bill Fay | May 10, 2021

There has been much talk this campaign year about a “Wealth Tax” and whether it would impact the wallets of middle and lower-income America, even if its name doesn’t. Rest…

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How Working from Home Affects Income Taxes

By Maureen Milliken | May 10, 2021

Your company sent everyone home when the pandemic began in March 2020, and here you are, still working from home as tax time approaches in 2024. Or maybe you just…

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How Biden & Trump Tax Policies Compare

By Max Fay | October 2, 2020

The gap between the presidential candidates on tax programs is Grand Canyon-esque. And that may understate it. President Donald Trump wants to continue the 2017 tax cut, which his campaign…