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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
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
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
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
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