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Have you ever tried reading the entire U.S. tax code? I hope not -- it's close to 74,000 pages long. While simplifying the document to a few pages is impossible, there is something I can offer to make your tax season go easier: a list of important dates to remember when it comes to filing taxes in 2014.

Of course, everyone knows that April 15 is the big day to have your taxes -- and potential payments -- turned in to the IRS. But that date is important for more than just turning your taxes in. There are lots of other benefits you can take advantage of, and lots of other dates to keep in mind. To find out what five dates loom largest, check out the following slideshow.

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