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Archives for February 2013

4 Tips for Using Tax Preparation Software Effectively: Your Own Virtual Accountant

Can tax preparation software help you find deductions, pay less tax, and stay out of trouble with the IRS as well as a live person sitting in front of you can? For most taxpayers, today’s tax preparation software can do a great job on all of the above. In fact, tax preparation software has a […]

Payroll Tax Cut: How to Bump Your Take-Home Pay Back Up

Are you feeling the pain from your reduced paycheck as of the beginning of the year? When the temporary payroll tax deduction ended in December, our social security tax deductions went back up to 6.2% of our gross pay. It was only 4.2% when the temporary reduction was in effect. 2% more of your pay […]

3 Tax Mistakes Parents Make That End Up Costing Them

What are the most common tax mistakes parents make that cost them money at tax time? There’s more to being a parent at tax time than claiming another exemption on your return. Tax professionals see some mistakes time and time again that can cause parents to pay more tax than they should have to. Take […]

The Fiscal Cliff Fix: What It Means For You

What was that fiscal cliff all about? How does the fiscal cliff “fix” affect you? Late last year, we heard a lot about the so-called “fiscal cliff” – a combination of spending cuts and tax hikes set to automatically take effect unless the parties in Washington came to some kind of compromise. The scenario was […]

8 Tax Law Changes That Affect Parents

Are you getting all the tax breaks you’re entitled to as a parent? If you are a parent, chances are that the 2012 tax law changes will affect you. Several important tax breaks were scheduled to expire at the end of 2011. There was a wide expectation the breaks would eventually be extended for 2012, […]

Finances for Couples: A Case for Keeping Finances Separate

Should you combine your finances or keep your finances separate? The most important caveat in personal finance is that it is just that: personal. It seems that by simply sharing our stories of successes and failures with money, we learn and support this growing community and are able to become less anxious about money and […]

Student Loan Relief Takes a Huge Burden off Karole’s Shoulders

We believe how we act as a company, and as individuals, is a measure of who we are. As a company, we act responsibly and with integrity to provide the best value in tax preparation products. As individuals, we believe financial responsibility and higher education play major roles in our community’s future. This sweepstakes recognizes […]

11 Opportunities to Slash College Bills [Infographic]

Do you just cringe every time you get those college bills in the mail? Are you looking for ways to possibly get some of that cash back? The following is an infographic that summarizes the education tax benefits outlined in the College Tax Whiz tool.

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