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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
What to Do If Your Stimulus Check is For the Wrong Amount
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What to Do If Your Stimulus Check is For the Wrong Amount

A stimulus payment was deposited into your bank account, but it doesn't seem like the right amount. Who do you call?
April 22, 2020
The Best Tax Software Values for 2020
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The Best Tax Software Values for 2020

We tested nine of the most popular tax software programs to see which ones offer the best overall value. You might be surprised who's #1.
April 22, 2020
Will You Have to Pay Back Any of Your Stimulus Check?
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Will You Have to Pay Back Any of Your Stimulus Check?

People who, for whatever reason, got a larger stimulus check payment then they expected have been wondering if paybacks will be required. The IRS fina…
April 22, 2020
How to Get a Stimulus Check if You Don't File a Tax Return
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How to Get a Stimulus Check if You Don't File a Tax Return

Economic stimulus payments are generally based on information from 2018 or 2019 tax returns, but non-filers can still get a check. Here's how.
April 21, 2020
Social Security Recipients Will Receive a Stimulus Check Automatically
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Social Security Recipients Will Receive a Stimulus Check Automatically

Most people who receive Social Security benefits don't need to file a tax return or provide information to the IRS to get an economic impact payment.
April 20, 2020
Stimulus Check Alert: Social Security Recipients with Children Must Act Now to Get Extra $500
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Stimulus Check Alert: Social Security Recipients with Children Must Act Now to Get Extra $500

The IRS announced a new deadline for people receiving Social Security benefits who have dependents. Immediate action is required!
April 20, 2020
Is Unemployment Taxable? State-by-State Guide to Unemployment Benefits
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Is Unemployment Taxable? State-by-State Guide to Unemployment Benefits

When it comes to state taxation of unemployment compensation, it's a bit of a mixed bag.
April 20, 2020
Stimulus Check Tracker: What's With the "Payment Status Not Available" Message on the IRS's "Get My Payment" Tool?
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Stimulus Check Tracker: What's With the "Payment Status Not Available" Message on the IRS's "Get My Payment" Tool?

A lot of people are frustrated because they can't get any information from the IRS's stimulus payment tracking tool. Here's why.
April 20, 2020
IRS Form W-4: How Many Allowances Should I Claim?
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IRS Form W-4: How Many Allowances Should I Claim?

The answer to this question will affect both your paycheck and next year's tax refund, so it's important to get this tricky number and your withholdin…
April 20, 2020
Veterans Receiving VA Benefits Will Automatically Receive Stimulus Checks
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Veterans Receiving VA Benefits Will Automatically Receive Stimulus Checks

No action is needed by most VA benefit recipients in order to receive an economic impact payment from the IRS.
April 17, 2020
When Will I Get My Stimulus Check?
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When Will I Get My Stimulus Check?

That's the question on everyone's mind right now. For some people, payments have already arrived. For others, not until September. See when your payme…
April 12, 2020
Tax Deductions Are Like Hairy Lollipops
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Tax Deductions Are Like Hairy Lollipops

Once you do the math and think through all the implications of a big purchase, you may find that write-offs can sound better than they really are. So,…
April 10, 2020
Donate to Charity and Cut Your Tax Bill
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Donate to Charity and Cut Your Tax Bill

There are still ways to donate and cut your tax bill. We give you four.
April 6, 2020
You Still Have Time to Save on Your Taxes
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You Still Have Time to Save on Your Taxes

Start now to take advantage of all of the tax breaks available to you.
April 4, 2020
Will You Get a Bigger Stimulus Check If You File Your Tax Return Now?
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Will You Get a Bigger Stimulus Check If You File Your Tax Return Now?

It depends. You'll have to compare numbers from your 2018 and 2019 returns…but we have a tool that makes this much easier.
April 2, 2020
Claim These Tax Deductions Even If You Don’t Itemize
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Claim These Tax Deductions Even If You Don’t Itemize

One of the biggest changes the 2017 tax reform law brought was a near doubling of the standard deduction.
April 2, 2020
11 Ways the CARES Act and Other Government Measures Could Help You in 2020
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11 Ways the CARES Act and Other Government Measures Could Help You in 2020

Hopefully, the CARES Act and other coronavirus stimulus measures will get the U.S. economy back on track. Some of the changes made could improve your …
March 31, 2020
A CPA's Guide to the New Later Tax-Filing Deadline
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A CPA's Guide to the New Later Tax-Filing Deadline

Wondering how the July 15, 2020, extended tax-filing deadline affects you and how to make the most of it? Check out this FAQ with CPA Riley Adams.
March 30, 2020
Free Coronavirus Testing and Treatment Won't Affect HSA Deduction
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Free Coronavirus Testing and Treatment Won't Affect HSA Deduction

Anyone with a high-deductible health plan that covers medical expenses related to COVID-19 before plan deductibles have been met can still contribute …
March 26, 2020