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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.
May 23, 2022
Tax Day 2022: When Was the Last Day to File Your Taxes (For Most People)
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Tax Day 2022: When Was the Last Day to File Your Taxes (For Most People)

Federal income tax returns were due April 18 for most of us. But some people have some extra time to file – are you one of them?
May 13, 2022
2022 Tax Calendar: Important Tax Due Dates and Deadlines
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2022 Tax Calendar: Important Tax Due Dates and Deadlines

Know the tax deadlines that apply to you, so you don't get hit with IRS penalties or miss out on a valuable tax break.
May 13, 2022
Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2022 Tax Year
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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2022 Tax Year

Americans are facing a long list of tax changes for the 2022 tax year. Smart taxpayers will start planning for them now.
April 29, 2022
What's the Standard Deduction for 2022 vs. 2021?
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What's the Standard Deduction for 2022 vs. 2021?

If you're planning ahead for next year's tax return, see if your 2022 standard deduction will be higher than it was for 2021.
April 28, 2022

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When Are 2022 Estimated Tax Payments Due?
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When Are 2022 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…
April 28, 2022
Penalties for Filing Your Tax Return Late
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Penalties for Filing Your Tax Return Late

Stiff penalties await those who didn't file their return (or pay any tax owed) by the tax filing deadline.
April 20, 2022
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 never) can cost you big bucks.
April 20, 2022
Need More Time to File Your Taxes? Here's How to Get an Extension
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Need More Time to File Your Taxes? Here's How to Get an Extension

If you can't wrap up your federal tax return by the annual deadline, it's easy to buy yourself more time by filing a tax extension.
April 20, 2022
10 Tax Deadlines for April 18 (Today is Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)
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10 Tax Deadlines for April 18 (Today is Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)

Between requesting a tax extension, making IRA or HSA contributions, and meeting other tax deadlines, there's more to do today than just filing your f…
April 18, 2022
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.
April 18, 2022
2021 Tax Returns: What's New on the 1040 Form This Year
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2021 Tax Returns: What's New on the 1040 Form This Year

If you're a last-minute filer, familiarize yourself with potential changes for your 2021 tax return before tackling your 1040.
April 14, 2022
Claim Your 2018 Tax Refund Now – Or Lose It Forever
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Claim Your 2018 Tax Refund Now – Or Lose It Forever

There are about 1.5 million unclaimed 2018 tax refunds worth roughly $1.5 billion…but you need to act fast if any of that money is yours.
April 5, 2022
Pros and Cons of Getting a Tax Extension
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Pros and Cons of Getting a Tax Extension

It's easy to extend your tax return deadline to October by requesting a tax extension…but should you?
April 4, 2022
7 Best Practices for a Stress-Free Tax Season
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7 Best Practices for a Stress-Free Tax Season

If you’re organized, your tax preparation will go so much more smoothly.
March 31, 2022
11 Reasons to File a Tax Return Even If You Don't Have To
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11 Reasons to File a Tax Return Even If You Don't Have To

Although you might not be required to file a tax return, it might be wise to file one anyway. Here are a few reasons why.
March 29, 2022
Top Tax Issues to Watch Out for This Year
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Top Tax Issues to Watch Out for This Year

One major recommendation for all taxpayers is do NOT procrastinate on your 2021 tax return. It’s more important than ever this year.
March 16, 2022
13 Tax Breaks for Homeowners and Home Buyers
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13 Tax Breaks for Homeowners and Home Buyers

Owning (or buying) a home is expensive. But at least there are some tax deductions, credits, and exclusions that can help you recoup some of those cos…
March 12, 2022
Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Divorced
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Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Divorced

Filing taxes after a divorce can add yet another problem to an already long list of challenges. But here are some tips to make your return to single l…
March 4, 2022
8 Tax Tips for Gambling Winnings and Losses
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8 Tax Tips for Gambling Winnings and Losses

If you pick the right horse at the track or win some money at a casino, don't forget that the IRS wants a cut of your winnings.
March 1, 2022
18 States With Scary Death Taxes
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18 States With Scary Death Taxes

Federal estate taxes are no longer a problem for all but the extremely wealthy, but several states have their own estate taxes and inheritance taxes t…
February 23, 2022
Tax Deadlines Extended for Victims of Recent Storms, Flooding and Related Disasters in Washington
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Tax Deadlines Extended for Victims of Recent Storms, Flooding and Related Disasters in Washington

FEMA's recent disaster declaration opens door for extended federal tax filing and payment deadlines for victims of the November storms, flooding, land…
February 14, 2022
Self-Employed? Watch Out for These IRS Audit Red Flags
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Self-Employed? Watch Out for These IRS Audit Red Flags

If you're in business for yourself, minimize the odds of the IRS giving your tax return a second look by avoiding these audit triggers.
February 5, 2022
When Divorcing, What Financial Specialists Do You Really Need?
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When Divorcing, What Financial Specialists Do You Really Need?

There are a variety of financial professionals out there who can help, but there is one combination of expertise that almost anyone going through a di…
February 4, 2022
"Above-the-Line" Deductions for Your 2021 Tax Return
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"Above-the-Line" Deductions for Your 2021 Tax Return

If, like most people, you claim the standard deduction instead of itemized deductions on your return, there are still many other tax deductions availa…
February 1, 2022
How to Cut Your 2021 Tax Bill
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How to Cut Your 2021 Tax Bill

Our guidance could help you claim a higher refund or reduce the amount you owe.
January 29, 2022