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New loan resource: the CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe” program (Part 1)

Your new loan resource: The CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe” program – Part 1 - TaxAct Blog

The term “predatory lender” refers to a loan provider who approves loans for those who aren’t likely to be able to pay them back.

The term became popularized during the 2008 financial crisis, when many lenders were found to have approved mortgages with little regard for the borrower’s situation.

But, what if the “prey” were given the tools to fight back?

That’s what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) aims to do with their “Know Before You Owe program.

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How to earn extra cash for the holidays

Ways to earn extra cash for the holidays – TaxAct Blog

From presents, wrapping paper and greeting cards to decorations, food and travel, the cost of holiday cheer can quickly add up. Before you know it, you’ve blown through your budget  – and may even be experiencing some buyer’s remorse about all those … [Continue reading]

The keys to home ownership when you’re self-employed

The keys to home ownership when you're self-employed - TaxAct Blog

People who choose to work for themselves tend to like a certain amount of independence. It takes a lot of gumption to cut ties with the traditional 9-5, and the kind of person willing to take that leap is usually in search of an independent … [Continue reading]

New Affordable Care Act tax scam: what you need to know

New ACA tax scam: what you need to know

Every year scam artists devise new schemes to defraud millions of people.  In recent years, it seems one of the most popular systems to target is the IRS. Unfortunately, fraudsters are at it once again - posing as the IRS in an attempt to steal … [Continue reading]

4 Ways to Lower Your Taxes Before the New Year


It’s easy to only think of taxes during tax season. However, anyone who is financially savvy knows making changes throughout the year can give you the best chance to make a difference in your tax bill. With more than a quarter of the year left, … [Continue reading]

Refunds delayed for some early filers this tax season

Refunds delayed for some early filers this tax season - TaxAct Blog

Are you among the many Americans who file your taxes early so you can get your refund sooner? If you claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) and expect to receive a refund, you’ll have to wait until after … [Continue reading]

The playbook for fantasy football and your taxes

The playbook for fantasy football and your taxes – TaxAct Blog

Week one of the 2016 NFL season officially kicked off this past Sunday, but preparation for game day started quite a while ago. And I’m not just talking about those who strap on a helmet and rush the field each week. I’m talking about the millions … [Continue reading]

Back to school: a tax break for teachers

tax breaks for teachers

Teachers are always on the hunt for creative ways to enhance their students’ learning experience. Unfortunately, tight school budgets stifle many of those efforts, and educators are often forced to dive into their own pockets to purchase … [Continue reading]

Tax facts for members of the Sharing Economy, including Uber and Lyft drivers

Tax facts for Uber and Lyft Drivers – TaxAct Blog

The business of sharing your car with a total stranger or using it to run various errands is becoming a multi-billion dollar marketplace and many people are taking advantage of this new-age way to earn a buck. In fact, between 2012 and 2015, 10.3 … [Continue reading]