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Taxes Articles

Articles about taxes.

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March 2, 2024 | By Cole Tretheway

TurboTax vs. TaxSlayer: Which Is the Better Tax-Filing Software?

TurboTax charged me twice as much as TaxSlayer to file taxes. Find out why I still think TurboTax is the better software.
March 2, 2024 | By Kailey Hagen

The Earned Income Tax Credit Saved Americans an Average of $2,541 Last Year. Do You Qualify?

The Earned Income Tax Credit could give you a much larger refund this year. Read on to learn the requirements to claim it.
March 2, 2024 | By Dana George

5 Costly Tax Return Errors and How to Avoid Them

With millions of tax returns to process each year, the IRS is trained to look for mistakes. Here are five errors that can cost you time and money.
March 1, 2024 | By Kailey Hagen

Here's the Average Tax Refund in Every State Last Year

Last year's tax season brought significant refunds to taxpayers in all states. Take a look at how yours stacked up to the rest.
March 1, 2024 | By Kailey Hagen

Don't Have to File Your Taxes This Year? Here's Why You May Want to Anyway

Filing taxes isn't much fun, but it can have some definite financial upsides. Learn why you may want to file your return even if you don't have to.
March 1, 2024 | By Ashley Maready

Don't Fall for These 5 Myths About Your Taxes

Filing a tax return is fraught with many potential pitfalls. Keep reading to learn a few misconceptions about taxes.
March 1, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Here's Why You Might Struggle to Find a Tax Preparer This Year

Tax help may be difficult to come by in 2024. Read on to see why.
Feb. 29, 2024 | By Christy Bieber

3 Cheap and Easy Ways to File Your Taxes -- Without Mistakes

Filing your taxes doesn't have to be a challenge if you use online software programs or take advantage of free assistance. Learn more about your options here.
Feb. 29, 2024 | By Robin Hartill, CFP

3 Ways You Can Still Lower Your 2023 Taxable Income Before April 15

Contributing to a tax-deferred account can lower your taxable income. Learn about three accounts that let you make 2023 contributions until April 15, 2024.
Feb. 29, 2024 | By Kailey Hagen

Here's When You Can Expect Your Tax Refund in 2024

It can take a few weeks to get your tax refund. Here's how to know when to expect yours.
Feb. 29, 2024 | By Kailey Hagen

3 of the Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on Your 2023 Taxes

Taxes can be stressful, especially if you make mistakes on your return. Here are three you want to avoid.
Feb. 28, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

I Almost Never Get a Tax Refund. Here's Why I'm More Than OK With That

For this writer, a tax refund is rare. Read on to see why that's just fine.
Feb. 28, 2024 | By Ben Gran

The 5 Fastest Ways to Fix Your Tax Filing to Maximize Refunds

Want to get the biggest tax refund for tax year 2023? Check out these easy tips for filing an accurate, on-time tax return to increase your refund.
Feb. 28, 2024 | By Kailey Hagen

Attention, Parents: You May Qualify for These 5 Tax Breaks This Year

The IRS offers several tax credits to parents with minor children. Here are five of the most valuable you should know about.
Feb. 28, 2024 | By Kailey Hagen

Still Procrastinating on Your Taxes? Follow These Steps to File Yours in 3 Days

There's only about a month and a half until the tax deadline. Here's a three-step process to get your return filed.
Feb. 28, 2024 | By Natasha Etzel

4 Free Tax-Filing Resources for Military Members and Their Families

Don't rush to pay tax-filing fees. Military members and their families qualify for free tax prep and filing. Find out what free resources are available.
Feb. 28, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Use Your Vehicle for Business? This One Mistake Could Get You Audited

You may use your vehicle for work purposes. But here's why it pays to be careful when deducting costs related to it.
Feb. 28, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

5 Valuable Tax Deductions You Should Know About in 2024

Deductions help you exempt income from taxes. Read on to learn about some of the ones you may be eligible to claim.
Feb. 27, 2024 | By Ben Gran

5 Underrated Benefits of Professional Tax Help in Boosting Refunds

Professional tax help can improve your tax refund and personal finances in numerous ways. See how hiring a CPA can make for a happier tax season.
Feb. 26, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

5 Valuable Tax Credits You Should Know About in 2024

Tax credits can save you big money. Here are some potentially lucrative ones you may be eligible to claim this year.
Feb. 26, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Improving Your Home? Here's Why You Really Need to Keep Records

Maintaining records of home improvements could spare you a tax bill down the line. Read on to learn more.
Feb. 25, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Going Freelance in 2024? 5 Essential Tax Moves to Make

There are benefits to being freelance from a tax perspective, but also challenges. Read on to see how to proceed once you make the decision to go freelance.
Feb. 25, 2024 | By Kailey Hagen

16% of Americans Think It's OK to Cheat on Taxes. Here's What Could Happen if You Do

Cheating on taxes can result in extra bills, tax audits, and more. Here's why you shouldn't do it.
Feb. 25, 2024 | By Kailey Hagen

3 Little-Known Perks of Paying Your Tax Bill With a Credit Card -- and 1 Major Drawback to Watch For

Paying taxes with a credit card could help you rack up rewards quickly. But there's a major drawback you need to know before doing this.
Feb. 24, 2024 | By Devon Delfino

The Surprising Impact of Tax Law Changes on Your Refund

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a major shift in American taxes, but it may not have the impact you're expecting. Here's why it matters.