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Taxes Articles

Articles about taxes.

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Sept. 23, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

You Have 3 Months to Act on One of the Easiest Tax Breaks You Might Snag This Year

Want to lower your 2023 tax bill? Read on to learn about one of the most effective ways to do that.
Sept. 21, 2023 | By Matt Frankel, CFP®

Heads Up! If You Filed for a Tax Extension, Your Tax Returns Are Due ASAP

A tax extension can give you more time to file. Here's what you need to know about the due dates and what they mean to you.
Sept. 20, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Poverty Rates Have Risen Since the Boosted Child Tax Credit Expired

Poverty rates are on the rise. Will an important tax credit come back to help?
Sept. 18, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

3 Tax Breaks I've Managed to Snag So Far This Year

I believe in (legally) paying the IRS as little as possible. Read on to see how I've already lowered my tax burden for 2023.
Sept. 14, 2023 | By Matt Frankel, CFP®

Is Moving to a State With No Income Tax Worth It?

Income tax is only one consideration when deciding where to live. Discover what else to ponder as you pick a new home state.
Sept. 7, 2023 | By Natasha Etzel

Don't Forget: Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments Are Due on September 15

Freelancers and self-employed workers must make quarterly estimated tax payments to the IRS. Find out why you don't want to miss the Sept. 15 deadline.
Aug. 31, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

3 Things You Can Do Now to Make Filing Taxes Easier in 2024

Working on your tax return can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Read on for ways to set yourself up for a stress-free 2024 filing.
Aug. 18, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Self-Employed People Have a Big Tax Payment Due in September. Here's What You Need to Know

Work for yourself? Read on to learn about a near-term deadline you don't want to miss.
Aug. 16, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Here's One Move You Can Make Today to Snag a Higher Tax Refund in 2024

Eager to pay the IRS less? Read on to see how.
Aug. 14, 2023 | By Charlie Pastor, CFP®

Don't Miss Out on These Tax-Free Shopping Weekends

Tax-free weekends are an easy way to save money. Here's which states are helping back-to-school shoppers find a little extra room in their budgets.
Aug. 8, 2023 | By Matt Frankel, CFP®

Here Are 8 Ways the Richest Americans Avoid Paying Taxes

The rich use some unique tax strategies, but you might be able to benefit too. Read on to learn how.
Aug. 3, 2023 | By Charlie Pastor, CFP®

Biden Seeking to Tax the Ultra-Wealthy. Here's How

Radical tax reform is on the agenda of Democrats in the House and President Biden. Take a look at the details of what they're proposing.
Aug. 3, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Here's What Happens When You Don't Report Side Hustle Earnings

Not reporting income to the IRS could have serious consequences. Read on to learn more.
Aug. 2, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

I'm a Salaried Worker With a Side Hustle. What Tax Breaks Can I Get?

A side hustle could not only boost your income, but score you some tax breaks. Read on to learn more.
Aug. 1, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

This One Simple Move Helps Me Avoid IRS Penalties as a Self-Employed Worker

As a busy writer, it's important to find ways to save time while meeting my responsibilities. Read on for an easy trick to avoid penalties from the IRS.
July 30, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Forgot to Pay Your June Estimated Taxes? Here's What to Do

There are still steps you can take if you missed your last quarterly tax payment. Read on to see how to remedy the situation.
July 29, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

3 Things to Know About Taxes if You're Looking to Become Self-Employed

Looking to work for yourself instead of an employer? Read on to see how that might impact your tax situation.
July 26, 2023 | By Charlie Pastor, CFP®

Tax Cheats Beware: This IRS Program Makes Whistleblowing Lucrative

Cheating on your taxes? The IRS will pay big money to find out. Read on to learn how it works.
July 20, 2023 | By Ashley Maready

6 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Tax Preparer

Tax season is over for 2023, but it's worth thinking about taxes all year long. Read on to learn what you should ask when you hire someone to file yours.
July 17, 2023 | By Dana George

What Are the Odds You'll Be Charged With Tax Evasion?

Law-abiding citizens can become nervous at tax time, afraid they will be audited or worse. Here are the statistical odds of such a thing happening.
July 4, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Selling Investments at a Gain? Do These Things to Avoid a Major Tax Hit

It's good to make money on investments, but you don't want a tax nightmare to ensue. Read on to see how to avoid one.
July 3, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Your 4-Point Mid-Year Tax Checkup

We're at the midpoint of 2023. Read on to see what key tax moves you should be making.
June 30, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Still No Tax Refund? Here's What to Do

If you're missing your refund and you filed your taxes on time, you may be getting worried. Read on to see what steps to take.
June 29, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Here's What Happens When You Completely Ignore Your Tax Debt

Ignoring your IRS bill is bad news. Read on to see what the consequences could be.
June 28, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Why Summer Is a Great Time to Find an Accountant

Need accounting help? Read on to see why summer is the ideal time to look into it.