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Taxes Aren't Due Yet, But You Might Want to File Now Anyway
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Taxes Aren't Due Yet, But You Might Want to File Now Anyway

Even though this year's tax deadline has been extended, there are still plenty of good reasons to file your taxes now.
April 16, 2021
Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
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Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide

Don't be surprised by an unexpected state tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.
April 15, 2021
Tax Day 2021: When's the Last Day to File Taxes?
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Tax Day 2021: When's the Last Day to File Taxes?

The IRS pushed Tax Day back again this year because of the pandemic. You now have an extra month to file your 2020 federal tax return.
April 15, 2021
Estimated Tax Payments Are Due Today
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Estimated Tax Payments Are Due Today

The deadline for 2021 first quarter estimated tax payments is here. Get your payments in before midnight tonight (April 15).
April 15, 2021
Medical Expenses Retirees (and Others) Can Deduct on Their Taxes
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Medical Expenses Retirees (and Others) Can Deduct on Their Taxes

The list of medical deductions is broad and includes items, such as expenses for service animals and the cost of long-term care.
April 14, 2021

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2021 Child Tax Credit Calculator
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2021 Child Tax Credit Calculator

See how much money you'll get in advance under the new child tax credit rules for 2021.
April 14, 2021
Monthly Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit Will Begin in July
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Monthly Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit Will Begin in July

After doubts about whether it was up to the task, the IRS says it's on schedule to start sending monthly child tax credit payments this summer.
April 13, 2021
What to Do If Your Third Stimulus Check is Lost, Stolen or Destroyed
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What to Do If Your Third Stimulus Check is Lost, Stolen or Destroyed

If your third stimulus check is lost in the mail, or something else happens to it before you get it, you can ask the IRS to trace your payment. Here's…
April 13, 2021
Social Security Recipients Are Finally Getting Their Third Stimulus Check
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Social Security Recipients Are Finally Getting Their Third Stimulus Check

The IRS is finally sending third stimulus check payments for Social Security and other federal beneficiaries who didn't file a 2019 or 2020 tax return…
April 13, 2021
11 Surprising Things That Are Taxable
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11 Surprising Things That Are Taxable

If you picked up any of the income or property on our list, make sure you declare it on your next tax return.
April 12, 2021
22 IRS Audit Red Flags
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22 IRS Audit Red Flags

There's no sure way to avoid an IRS audit of your tax return, but these red flags could increase your chances of drawing unwanted attention from the I…
April 12, 2021
Who Should Return Their Third Stimulus Check to the IRS?
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Who Should Return Their Third Stimulus Check to the IRS?

Some people who receive a third stimulus check are required to send it back to the IRS. Others can return it voluntarily.
April 12, 2021
Your Third Stimulus Check: How Much? When? And Other FAQs
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Your Third Stimulus Check: How Much? When? And Other FAQs

The IRS is sending out another round of stimulus payments. Here's what you need to know about the third stimulus check with your name on it.
April 10, 2021
Third Stimulus Check Calculator
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Third Stimulus Check Calculator

Find out how much your third stimulus check will be using this handy tool.
April 8, 2021
10 Questions Retirees Often Get Wrong About Taxes in Retirement
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10 Questions Retirees Often Get Wrong About Taxes in Retirement

You worked hard to build your retirement nest egg. But do you know how to minimize taxes on your savings?
April 7, 2021
Third Stimulus Check Update: Supplemental "Plus-Up" Payments Are On the Way
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Third Stimulus Check Update: Supplemental "Plus-Up" Payments Are On the Way

Some people who already received a third stimulus check will get an additional payment from the IRS. Will you be one of them?
April 7, 2021
Top 10 Quick Tips for Your 2020 Taxes
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Top 10 Quick Tips for Your 2020 Taxes

From new deadlines to strategies to make sure you get all the stimulus money you have coming to you, here are some quick tips to keep in mind about yo…
April 7, 2021
8 Tax Tips for Gambling Winnings and Losses
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8 Tax Tips for Gambling Winnings and Losses

Good job if you won some money during this year's college basketball championships! But don't forget that the IRS wants a cut of your winnings.
April 6, 2021
Is There an Unclaimed Tax Refund Waiting for You?
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Is There an Unclaimed Tax Refund Waiting for You?

The IRS has $1.3 billion in refunds from 2017 waiting to be claimed. Is any of that money yours?
April 5, 2021
Where's My Stimulus Check? Use the IRS's "Get My Payment" Tool to Get an Answer
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Where's My Stimulus Check? Use the IRS's "Get My Payment" Tool to Get an Answer

The IRS has an online tool that lets you track the status of your third stimulus check.
April 4, 2021
7 Reasons Why Your Third Stimulus Check Could Be Delayed or Denied
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7 Reasons Why Your Third Stimulus Check Could Be Delayed or Denied

The IRS has already delivered millions of third-round payments. If you're still waiting for your money, here's why your third stimulus check could be …
April 2, 2021
Where Can I Cash My Stimulus Check?
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Where Can I Cash My Stimulus Check?

If you don't have a bank account, here are a few check-cashing options to consider if you receive a paper stimulus check in the mail.
April 2, 2021
Refunds for $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break to Begin in May
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Refunds for $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break to Begin in May

The IRS will issue automatic refunds in May to people eligible for the new unemployment tax exemption who already filed a tax return.
March 31, 2021
When Are 2021 Estimated Tax Payments Due?
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When Are 2021 Estimated Tax Payments Due?

If you're self-employed or don't have taxes withheld from other sources of taxable income, it's up to you to periodically pay the IRS by making estima…
March 31, 2021
Veterans to Get Third Stimulus Check by Mid-April
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Veterans to Get Third Stimulus Check by Mid-April

The IRS is still reviewing data it received from the Department of Veterans Affairs that is needed to process third stimulus payments to certain veter…
March 30, 2021