Around this time every year a handful of tax myths rear their ugly heads. Some of them change year to year, but there a few stubborn ones that just won't go away.

Misconceptions about whether or not your pet is a dependent, who's responsible if your taxes are filed incorrectly, whether full-time students need to file, and a handful of other questions seem to always arise. The video below goes through five common myths that constantly plague tax preparers, and why you should stop believing them. 

The $15,978 Social Security bonus most retirees completely overlook
If you're like most Americans, you're a few years (or more) behind on your retirement savings. But a handful of little-known "Social Security secrets" could help ensure a boost in your retirement income. In fact, one MarketWatch reporter argues that if more Americans knew about this, the government would have to shell out an extra $10 billion annually. For example: one easy, 17-minute trick could pay you as much as $15,978 more... each year! Once you learn how to take advantage of all these loopholes, we think you could retire confidently with the peace of mind we're all after. Simply click here to discover how you can take advantage of these strategies.