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Tax Day 2021: When's the Last Day to File Your Taxes?
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Tax Day 2021: When's the Last Day to File Your Taxes?

Like last year, the IRS pushed Tax Day back this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 11, 2021
Tax Deadlines Extended for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana Winter Storm Victims
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Tax Deadlines Extended for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana Winter Storm Victims

Following FEMA's disaster declarations for winter storms in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, victims of the storms in those states get more time to file…
June 10, 2021
IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for Louisiana Storm Victims
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IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for Louisiana Storm Victims

Following FEMA's recent disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding Louisiana, impacted taxpayers get more time to file and pay certain federa…
June 10, 2021
"Plus-Up" Stimulus Checks Have Already Been Sent to 8 Million Americans – Will You Get One Too?
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"Plus-Up" Stimulus Checks Have Already Been Sent to 8 Million Americans – Will You Get One Too?

Millions of people who already received a third stimulus check are getting an additional payment from the IRS. Is there a check coming with your name …
June 9, 2021
Estimated Tax Payments Are Due June 15
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Estimated Tax Payments Are Due June 15

The deadline for submitting your second estimated tax payment of 2021 is almost here, so get your payments in quickly.
June 9, 2021

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IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee Storm Victims
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IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee Storm Victims

Following FEMA's recent disaster declarations for severe storms in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee, victims of the storms in those states get more tim…
June 4, 2021
IRS Is Sending More Unemployment Tax Refund Checks in June
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IRS Is Sending More Unemployment Tax Refund Checks in June

Uncle Sam is issuing 2.8 million refunds this week to people eligible for the new $10,200 unemployment compensation tax exemption. More payments to fo…
June 4, 2021
What's the Standard Deduction for 2021 vs. 2020?
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What's the Standard Deduction for 2021 vs. 2020?

For most Americans, taking the standard deduction on your tax return is better than claiming itemized deductions. See how much you can deduct on your …
June 4, 2021
Child Care Credit Expanded for 2021 (Up to $8,000 Available!)
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Child Care Credit Expanded for 2021 (Up to $8,000 Available!)

For this year only (so far), families with young children can get a bigger tax credit for childcare expenses. And more families will qualify for the c…
June 3, 2021
What Are the Income Tax Brackets for 2021 vs. 2020?
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What Are the Income Tax Brackets for 2021 vs. 2020?

Depending on your taxable income, you can end up in one of seven different federal income tax brackets for your 2021 tax return – each with its own ma…
June 2, 2021
IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for West Virginia Storm Victims
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IRS Extends Tax Deadlines for West Virginia Storm Victims

Following FEMA's recent disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding in the Mountain State, impacted taxpayers get more time to file and pay ce…
June 1, 2021
Child Tax Credit 2021: How to Get Monthly Payments if You Don't File Tax Returns
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Child Tax Credit 2021: How to Get Monthly Payments if You Don't File Tax Returns

Not everyone is required to file a tax return. But don't let that stop you from getting monthly child credit payments of up to $300 per child.
May 25, 2021
Stimulus Check Update: Hopes for a Fourth Stimulus Check Are Still Alive
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Stimulus Check Update: Hopes for a Fourth Stimulus Check Are Still Alive

Over 80 Democratic lawmakers have asked President Biden for more stimulus payments, and the president hasn't said "no" yet. But what are the real chan…
May 24, 2021
9 Ways to Cut Crypto Taxes Down to the Bone
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9 Ways to Cut Crypto Taxes Down to the Bone

Once you know how cryptocurrency is taxed, you can focus on strategies to minimize how much crypto tax you’ll have to pay the IRS.
May 20, 2021
How Long Should You Keep Tax Records?
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How Long Should You Keep Tax Records?

Keep your tax documents at least until the time limit for an audit runs out—and even longer for some records.
May 18, 2021
What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?
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What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?

If you owe Uncle Sam money, filing your tax return late (or forgetting altogether) can cost you dearly.
May 18, 2021
Monthly Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit Will Begin July 15
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Monthly Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit Will Begin July 15

The IRS says it's on schedule to start sending monthly child tax credit payments this summer.
May 17, 2021
Today is the Last Day to Fund Your IRA and Cut Your Taxes
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Today is the Last Day to Fund Your IRA and Cut Your Taxes

Although you need to act quickly, you still have a few hours to make a 2020 IRA contribution and lower your tax bill.
May 17, 2021
Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filing
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Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filing

As you scramble to beat today's tax return filing deadline, here are some pointers to bring your stress level down.
May 17, 2021
Contributing to Your HSA Today Could Lower Your Tax Bill
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Contributing to Your HSA Today Could Lower Your Tax Bill

If you haven't already contributed the full amount to your HSA for 2020, you have a few more hours to do so and potentially reduce your tax bill at th…
May 17, 2021
The IRS Has $1.3 Billion in Tax Refund Money That Must Be Claimed by Today
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The IRS Has $1.3 Billion in Tax Refund Money That Must Be Claimed by Today

There are over 1 million unclaimed 2017 tax refunds…but you need to act fast if any of that money is yours.
May 17, 2021
Tax Extension: How to Get Extra Time to File Your Tax Return
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Tax Extension: How to Get Extra Time to File Your Tax Return

If you can't wrap up your tax return by today's deadline, it's easy to buy yourself more time with a tax extension.
May 17, 2021
File a Tax Extension Now to Beat Today's Deadline
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File a Tax Extension Now to Beat Today's Deadline

If you need more time to file your federal income tax return, you need to act now to avoid interest and penalties.
May 17, 2021
What Time is the Tax Deadline Today?
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What Time is the Tax Deadline Today?

If you're waiting until the last possible minute to file your tax return, you should at least know how much time you have.
May 17, 2021
IRS Gives Truckers a Tax Break in Response to the Colonial Pipeline Shutdown
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IRS Gives Truckers a Tax Break in Response to the Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

The tax penalty for using dyed diesel fuel for highway use is temporarily suspended.
May 13, 2021