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What's the Standard Deduction for 2022 vs. 2021?
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What's the Standard Deduction for 2022 vs. 2021?

If you're planning ahead for next year's tax return, see if your 2022 standard deduction will be higher than it was for 2021.
April 28, 2022
Need More Time to File Your Taxes? Here's How to Get an Extension
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Need More Time to File Your Taxes? Here's How to Get an Extension

If you can't wrap up your federal tax return by the annual deadline, it's easy to buy yourself more time by filing a tax extension.
April 20, 2022
Decoding ESG Investing with Ellen Kennedy
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Decoding ESG Investing with Ellen Kennedy

Environmental, social and governance investing is simpler than it sounds, and has a profitable track record to boot.
April 19, 2022
10 Tax Deadlines for April 18 (Today is Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)
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10 Tax Deadlines for April 18 (Today is Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)

Between requesting a tax extension, making IRA or HSA contributions, and meeting other tax deadlines, there's more to do today than just filing your f…
April 18, 2022
2021 Tax Returns: What's New on the 1040 Form This Year
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2021 Tax Returns: What's New on the 1040 Form This Year

If you're a last-minute filer, familiarize yourself with potential changes for your 2021 tax return before tackling your 1040.
April 14, 2022

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Pros and Cons of Getting a Tax Extension
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Pros and Cons of Getting a Tax Extension

It's easy to extend your tax return deadline to October by requesting a tax extension…but should you?
April 4, 2022
National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins Wants to Help
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National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins Wants to Help

Your tax dollars are at work funding a government bureau to help you deal with the IRS. Strange but true! Also, the price of Amazon is going up.
February 10, 2022
How to Cut Your 2021 Tax Bill
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How to Cut Your 2021 Tax Bill

Our guidance could help you claim a higher refund or reduce the amount you owe.
January 29, 2022
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.
January 27, 2022
23 IRS Audit Red Flags
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23 IRS Audit Red Flags

These actions and tax positions could increase your chances of the IRS selecting your return for audit.
January 11, 2022
When Can You File Your Taxes This Year?
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When Can You File Your Taxes This Year?

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.
January 10, 2022
When Retirees Need to File an Amended Tax Return
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When Retirees Need to File an Amended Tax Return

Realizing that you made a mistake after filing your tax return can be panic-inducing for retirees (or anyone else). But don't stress. You may not need…
September 13, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How to Handle an IRS Audit of Your Tax Return (2020)
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How to Handle an IRS Audit of Your Tax Return (2020)

Don't panic! Keys to success include being well prepared, establishing credibility right from the start, and keeping your wits about you.
March 12, 2020
Will the Government Shutdown Delay My Tax Refund?
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Will the Government Shutdown Delay My Tax Refund?

Despite the shutdown, the IRS says it will provide refunds to taxpayers without delay. We’re not so sure.
January 15, 2019