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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
How to Create Income for Life
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How to Create Income for Life

Having a paycheck you can depend on in retirement is more important than ever.
August 26, 2020
11 Tips on How and When to File an Amended Tax Return
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11 Tips on How and When to File an Amended Tax Return

What to do if you discover a mistake on a previous tax return (and other reasons for filing an amended return).
August 25, 2020
Amending Your Tax Return Just Got Easier
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Amending Your Tax Return Just Got Easier

The IRS is now accepting electronically filed amended tax returns.
August 21, 2020
Millions of Americans Will Receive a Tax Refund Interest Check from the IRS
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Millions of Americans Will Receive a Tax Refund Interest Check from the IRS

Payments will go to people who filed their tax return by July 15 and received a refund in the past three months or are still waiting for a refund.
August 18, 2020
How Long Should You Keep Tax Records?
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How Long Should You Keep Tax Records?

Save your tax documents at least until the time limit for an audit runs out—and hold on to some records even longer.
July 16, 2020
Still Need to File Your Taxes? The Deadline Is July 15
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Still Need to File Your Taxes? The Deadline Is July 15

H&R Block's chief tax officer Kathy Pickering joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to offer advice for last-minute tax filers. Also, our hosts Ryan Er…
July 14, 2020
8 Ways You Might Be Cheating on Your Taxes
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8 Ways You Might Be Cheating on Your Taxes

Don't fall into these common traps that can get you in hot water with the IRS.
July 8, 2020
2020 Tax Deadline: When Are Tax Returns Due This Year?
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2020 Tax Deadline: When Are Tax Returns Due This Year?

The April 15 deadline for filing your 2019 federal income tax return (and paying taxes) has been moved back...but the new due date is approaching fast…
July 8, 2020
How to Get an Extension for Filing Your Tax Return
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How to Get an Extension for Filing Your Tax Return

If you can't wrap up your tax return by the July 15 deadline, it's easy to buy yourself more time.
July 7, 2020
20 IRS Audit Red Flags (2020)
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20 IRS Audit Red Flags (2020)

There's no sure way to avoid an IRS audit, but these red flags could increase your chances of drawing unwanted attention from the IRS.
July 1, 2020
IRS Is Not Extending the Tax Deadline Again
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IRS Is Not Extending the Tax Deadline Again

Tax Day 2020 was already pushed back from April 15 to July 15, but it won't be delayed further.
June 30, 2020
What to Do If You Get a Stimulus Check for a Deceased Person
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What to Do If You Get a Stimulus Check for a Deceased Person

The IRS sent more than 1 million stimulus checks to dead people. If you received one for a family member who passed away, there are certain steps you …
June 25, 2020
Where's My (First) Stimulus Check? Use the IRS's "Get My Payment" Portal to Get an Answer
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Where's My (First) Stimulus Check? Use the IRS's "Get My Payment" Portal to Get an Answer

The IRS has a stimulus check portal that lets you track the status of your payment. You can also enter your bank account information to get your payme…
June 20, 2020
Amending Your Tax Return Will Get Easier Soon
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Amending Your Tax Return Will Get Easier Soon

Starting this summer, there will be a better way to file an amended tax return.
June 17, 2020
Don't Miss Today's Stimulus Check Direct Deposit Deadline (Hint: You Have Until Noon)
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Don't Miss Today's Stimulus Check Direct Deposit Deadline (Hint: You Have Until Noon)

The IRS set a deadline for getting stimulus check payments by direct deposit. If you don't act by noon today, you'll receive a paper check (which take…
May 13, 2020
10 Things Social Security Recipients Need to Know About Their Stimulus Check
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10 Things Social Security Recipients Need to Know About Their Stimulus Check

It's especially difficult for Social Security recipients to learn the ins and outs of stimulus checks, since there are several special rules that only…
May 9, 2020
When is the Mississippi State Tax Return Deadline in 2020?
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When is the Mississippi State Tax Return Deadline in 2020?

At one point the due date for filing your Mississippi income tax return was May 15, but it has been pushed back to a later date.
May 8, 2020
Do People in Jail Get a Stimulus Check?
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Do People in Jail Get a Stimulus Check?

The IRS released guidance on what people incarcerated in jail or prison should do if they receive a stimulus check.
May 6, 2020
Who's Not Getting a Stimulus Check (Or Has to Return It)
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Who's Not Getting a Stimulus Check (Or Has to Return It)

Not everyone is getting a stimulus check, and some people who get them are supposed to return them. See if you're on the list of people who won't get …
May 6, 2020
Social Security Recipients Will Start Getting Stimulus Checks This Week
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Social Security Recipients Will Start Getting Stimulus Checks This Week

The IRS is using information from the Social Security Administration to process stimulus payments for people who didn't file a 2018 or 2019 tax return…
May 1, 2020
IRS Fixes Stimulus Check Portal (We Hope)
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IRS Fixes Stimulus Check Portal (We Hope)

After three nights of maintenance outages, the IRS says its "Get My Payment" tool is now working better than ever.
April 26, 2020
Filing My Taxes Early Cost Me My Stimulus Check
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Filing My Taxes Early Cost Me My Stimulus Check

"A smart person learns from [their own] mistakes, but a truly wise person learns from the mistakes of others." Here's one CPA's story of how doing the…
April 24, 2020
Stimulus Check Portal to be Shut Down Evenings for Maintenance
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Stimulus Check Portal to be Shut Down Evenings for Maintenance

With any luck, the IRS will fix the glitches with the "Get My Payment" tool that are preventing people from checking the status of their stimulus paym…
April 24, 2020
15 States That Don't Tax Unemployment Benefits
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15 States That Don't Tax Unemployment Benefits

If you're out of work right now, you're probably saving every quarter you can. Not having to pay state income taxes on unemployment compensation will …
April 23, 2020
Will You Get a Bigger Stimulus Check by Waiting to File Your Tax Return?
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Will You Get a Bigger Stimulus Check by Waiting to File Your Tax Return?

Perhaps. Use our Stimulus Check Calculator to find out.
April 22, 2020