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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.
July 22, 2021
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…
July 14, 2021
9 Reasons to File a Tax Return Even If You Don't Have To
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9 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 today anyway. Here are a few reasons why.
July 14, 2021
Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2021 Tax Year
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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2021 Tax Year

Americans are facing a long list of tax changes for the 2021 tax year. Smart taxpayers will start planning for them now.
June 28, 2021
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.
June 25, 2021

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8 Ways You Might Be Cheating on Your Taxes
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8 Ways You Might Be Cheating on Your Taxes

Don't cross the line when it comes to your taxes. Avoid these common traps that can get you in hot water with the IRS.
June 24, 2021
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…
June 17, 2021
Estimated Tax Payments Are Due Today (June 15)
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Estimated Tax Payments Are Due Today (June 15)

The deadline for submitting your second estimated tax payment of 2021 is just hours away, so get your payments in right away.
June 15, 2021
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
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
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
Pros and Cons of Getting a Tax Extension
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Pros and Cons of Getting a Tax Extension

You can easily extend your tax return due date from May 17 to October 15 by requesting a tax extension…but should you?
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
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
9 Tax Deadlines for May 17 (Today Isn't Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)
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9 Tax Deadlines for May 17 (Today Isn't Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)

Between due dates for extension requests, IRA or HSA contributions, and other deadlines, there's more to do by today's tax deadline than just filing y…
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
Tax Day is Here! File Your Tax Return Today or Face the Consequences
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Tax Day is Here! File Your Tax Return Today or Face the Consequences

Don't miss the Tax Day deadline. Stiff penalties await those who don't file their return (or pay any tax owed) by midnight tonight.
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
Saver's Credit: A Retirement Tax Break for the Middle Class
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Saver's Credit: A Retirement Tax Break for the Middle Class

Your retirement contributions could be the key to a lower tax bill.
May 3, 2021
Kentucky Derby: Tax Tips for Gambling Winnings and Losses
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Kentucky Derby: Tax Tips for Gambling Winnings and Losses

If you picked the right horse and won some money on the Kentucky Derby, don't forget that the IRS wants a cut of your winnings.
May 2, 2021
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 30, 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
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