Tax Tips

Our experts will count down moves to make to lower your tax bill.

December 2016

Last Chance for 0% Capital Gains?

A special tax break for small investors could fall victim to tax reform next year. The final days of 2016 may be your last chance to cash in.

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June 22, 2016

How to Handle Taxes on Company Stock

Shares from your employer can equal a big payout, but it pays to know the rules.

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June 3, 2016

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2016

Tax Tips for Surviving Spouses

How to pass on more than $10 million estate-tax-free.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2016

Rules for Paying Off Back Taxes

Tips for how to pay back what you owe to Uncle Sam over time.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2016

Amend Your Tax Return to Correct a Filing Mistake

Advice on how to fix an error on your tax return.

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March 2016

Claim These Tax Deductions Even If You Don't Itemize

Lines 23 through 35 of the IRS 1040 form are extra-powerful. Can you put them to work for you?

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March 2016

How to File Your Taxes for Free — With or Without Help From Elizabeth Warren's Proposal

Some software purveyors are raising prices. One Democrat proposes a solution — but it comes too late for this year.

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April 2016

Beware New Twist on IRS Tax Scam

If someone calls and says they're from the IRS, they're almost certainly not.

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April 17, 2016

Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filers

How to file for an extension (and whether you even need to), getting in a few more deductions and other key advice as April 18 (yes, the 18th) approaches.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2016

8 Ways to Save on Your 2015 Tax Return

This year, you have a few extra days to make sure you get all the breaks you deserve.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2016

What to Do If You're a Victim of Tax ID Theft

Many identity thieves are using stolen Social Security numbers to file fraudulent tax returns. You won’t know whether you’ve been a victim until your tax return is rejected.

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March 2016

Fund Your Retirement, Save on Taxes Now

There's still time to make a 2015 IRA contribution and lower your tax bill.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2016

Smart Steps to Get Ahead of Your 2016 Tax Return

Keep accurate records to take advantage of these breaks.

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February 2016

Which Tax Software Is Best for You?

We run the numbers through the most popular online programs to see what works and what doesn't

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, March 2016

Claim Your Tax Refund ASAP to Thwart ID Thieves

Tighter security means you could have to wait for a check.

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February 9, 2016

Can You Take a Tax Break for Going Gluten-Free?

You may be able to write off the costs of your special diet if you have celiac disease.

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