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Taxes Articles

Articles about taxes.

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April 13, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Can You Negotiate Your Tax Debt Down? Yes, but It's Complicated

It's possible to negotiate your tax debt with the IRS, but trying it rarely works. Here's what you need to know about the process.
April 12, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Self-Employed? It's Not Just Your Tax Return That's Due April 15

April 15 is the tax-filing deadline for 2023 returns. But read on to see why you may be subjected to another deadline.
April 9, 2024 | By Brittney Myers

5 Smart Reasons to Pay Business Taxes With a Credit Card in 2024

You can pay federal and state taxes with a credit card. Find out why you may want to do so.
April 7, 2024 | By Ben Gran

Survey Shows: Top 8 Ways That Americans Want to Use Tax Refunds in 2024

How do you plan to use your tax refund? Many Americans use tax refunds as a financial lifeline. See why Americans are hoping for big tax refunds.
April 7, 2024 | By Ben Gran

Here Are the 3 Biggest Fears That Americans Have About Filing Taxes

Are you afraid to file taxes? See what Americans fear most about the IRS in 2024 -- and how to get tax help, IRS payment plans, and more.
April 7, 2024 | By Ben Gran

New Survey Shows: Why You Haven't Filed Your Taxes Yet

A Trustpilot survey shows that 48% of Americans had not filed taxes yet as of March 29, 2024. See what's holding people back -- and how to fix tax problems.
April 7, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Here's What Happens if You File Your Tax Return One Week Late

It's important to file your taxes on time. Read on to see what happens when you're late by only a week.
April 6, 2024 | By Matt Frankel, CFP®

The Tax Deadline Is Approaching Fast -- Here's What to Do if You Need More Time

It's easy to get more time to do your taxes. Just be sure you know all the important rules and procedures. Keep reading to find out what you need to know.
April 5, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Was Your Tax Return Rejected as a Duplicate Filing? Take These Steps Right Now

When your tax return is flagged as a duplicate, it can be bad news. Read on to see what to do.
April 5, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Should You Use a Credit Card to Pay Your Tax Bill This Year?

Don't have the cash to pay your tax bill? Read on to see if using a credit card is a smart bet.
April 5, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Here's What Happens if You Pay Your Taxes One Week Late

It's important to try to pay your taxes on time. Read on to see what happens when you don't.
April 5, 2024 | By Matt Frankel, CFP®

Overlook This in Your Itemized Deductions and Risk Losing Money

You might be spending more on this than you think, and your tax bill might be too high as a result. Keep reading to find out why.
April 5, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

Can't Pay Your Tax Bill in Full? Here's Why You're Better Off Making a Partial Payment Than None at All

You may not have the money to pay the IRS what you owe. But read on to see why a partial payment is better than none.
April 5, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

I'm Still Missing a Key Tax Document. What Are My Options?

You may need to move quickly if you're without a necessary tax document at this point. Read on for the right steps to take.
April 4, 2024 | By Matt Frankel, CFP®

3 Ways Parents Pay Too Much in Taxes

There are some tax breaks parents don't always take full advantage of. Keep reading to find out more.
April 3, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

3 Things to Do to Lower Your Capital Gains Taxes

Capital gains taxes can eat away at your profits when you make money from investments. Read on for ways to lower yours.
April 2, 2024 | By Dana George

4 Ways Retirees Pay Too Much in Taxes

There's never a need to pay more taxes than necessary. Here are four tax traps that a retiree can easily fall into.
April 2, 2024 | By Maurie Backman

4 Last-Minute Tips for a Smooth Tax Filing

The tax-filing deadline is almost here. Read on for some last-minute tips you might need.
April 1, 2024 | By Kailey Hagen

Made a Mistake on Your 2023 Taxes? Here's What to Do Now

Mistakes on your taxes can lead to serious financial headaches. Here's how you can clear up errors before they come back to bite you.
April 1, 2024 | By Jordi Lippe-McGraw

Tax Day Is Less Than One Month Away. Here's What You Need to Know From a Tax Professional

Expert tips can improve your tax season by helping you save money and simplify your filing. Read on to ease your tax season worries.
April 1, 2024 | By Dana George

Here's What Happens When You Don't Have a Plan for Taxes in Retirement

Planning for taxes in retirement may not be fun, but it's important. Here's what could happen if you skip the planning phase.
March 30, 2024 | By Ben Gran

Here's How Most Americans Are Filing Their Taxes in 2024

Do you still need to file taxes for 2024? Tax Day is April 15, but most Americans are filing taxes early. See what this means for your tax return.
March 29, 2024 | By Ben Gran

4 of the Biggest Tax Breaks for Single Americans

Filing taxes as a single person can feel complex and expensive -- but single people can still get good tax breaks. See how to reduce your tax bill.
March 29, 2024 | By Dana George

Here Are the Two Groups Most Likely to Be Audited

Of the millions of tax returns filed each year, the IRS audits two more frequently than others. Keep reading to learn who they are.
March 28, 2024 | By Ben Gran

This Tax Season, Beware of These 4 Dark Web Tax Scams

The dark web is full of shadowy cybercriminals who want to steal your tax refund! Learn how to keep your identity -- and your money -- safe.