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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
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
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
Talking with the Taxpayer Advocate: The IRS Is Under Stress
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Talking with the Taxpayer Advocate: The IRS Is Under Stress

The pandemic and new stimulus-driven responsibilities are straining IRS resources.
March 24, 2021
How to Report an IRA Charitable Distribution on Your Tax Return
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How to Report an IRA Charitable Distribution on Your Tax Return

Your IRA administrator will send you a 1099-R, noting your entire distribution; you need to report it to Uncle Sam — and call out what portion was use…
March 23, 2021
22 IRS Audit Red Flags
Special Report
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22 IRS Audit Red Flags

A Kiplinger Special Report
March 22, 2021
IRS Extends Tax Return Filing Deadline to May 17
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IRS Extends Tax Return Filing Deadline to May 17

Pressure has been building for weeks to give taxpayers more time to file their 2020 federal income tax returns.
March 19, 2021
How to Handle an IRS Audit of Your Tax Return
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How to Handle an IRS Audit of Your Tax Return

Don't panic! Keys to success include being well prepared, establishing credibility right from the start, and keeping your wits about you.
March 18, 2021
Max Out Your Stimulus Check with Rocky Mengle
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Max Out Your Stimulus Check with Rocky Mengle

You probably know you're getting a stimulus check, but did you know you can have an impact on its amount? Senior tax editor Rocky Mengle talks about t…
March 17, 2021
Increase Your Third Stimulus Check By Filing Your Tax Return NOW
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Increase Your Third Stimulus Check By Filing Your Tax Return NOW

Depending on your situation, you might be able to increase your third stimulus check by filing your tax return right away.
March 11, 2021
Claim These "Above-the-Line" Deductions on Your Tax Return (Even If You Don't Itemize)
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Claim These "Above-the-Line" Deductions on Your Tax Return (Even If You Don't Itemize)

If, like most people, you claim the standard deduction instead of itemized deductions on your return, there are still many other tax deductions availa…
March 5, 2021
Tax Tip: Reporting a 2020 RMD From an IRA That You Later Returned
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Tax Tip: Reporting a 2020 RMD From an IRA That You Later Returned

If you paid back a "required minimum distribution" from an IRA last year, you still have to report the payout on your 2020 tax return.
February 23, 2021
Why Pay Money to File Your Taxes?
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Why Pay Money to File Your Taxes?

Far more people could be filing their federal returns for free; maybe even their state taxes. Also, the latest from Brandon Copeland and the not-so-se…
February 17, 2021
When Can You File Your Taxes This Year? (Hint: It's Very Soon)
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When Can You File Your Taxes This Year? (Hint: It's Very Soon)

If you're an early bird when it comes to filing your tax return, you won't have to wait much longer before the IRS will accept your return.
February 11, 2021
5 Tips for Finding a Tax Preparer
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5 Tips for Finding a Tax Preparer

Following these tips will help you weed out the fly-by-night preparers and zero in on the best tax professionals in your area.
February 9, 2021
How 10 Types of Retirement Income Get Taxed
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How 10 Types of Retirement Income Get Taxed

When you're planning for retirement, it's fun to contemplate all the travel and rounds of golf ahead of you, but don’t forget about taxes.
February 9, 2021
Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year
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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year

There were a lot of tax changes for the 2020 tax year. Get familiar with them now – before you file your 2020 tax return.
February 8, 2021
Handling Taxes and Insurance When Working from “Home”
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Handling Taxes and Insurance When Working from “Home”

Working remotely in a new state, maybe even a new country? That can lead to complications, particularly when it comes to taxes. Also: why the IRS is s…
February 2, 2021
There's Still Time to Save on 2020 Taxes
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There's Still Time to Save on 2020 Taxes

The tax code didn’t change last year, but just about everything else did. We’ll guide you to a lower tax bill.
January 27, 2021
Kiplinger’s Best Values in Tax Software, 2021
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Kiplinger’s Best Values in Tax Software, 2021

We ranked the most popular tax-prep packages to help you find the ones that provide the best experience at the lowest cost.
January 27, 2021
20 Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks and Deductions
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20 Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks and Deductions

Don't miss these frequently overlooked tax deductions, credits and exemptions. Otherwise, you're just pouring money down the drain.
January 14, 2021
So You Got a Letter from the IRS
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So You Got a Letter from the IRS

Before you panic and assume the worst – such as a full-blown audit – take a breath. It may be nothing. Follow these steps to start figuring out what’s…
December 17, 2020
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…
September 18, 2020