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You Got This Weekly Series: Will I Get a Tax Refund This Year?

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Each week we will answer one of the most frequently asked questions on Facebook, Twitter and TaxACT’s Blog in the “You Got This” Weekly Series. Question: I worked part-time all year and I also collected unemployment. I get $100 each week for unemployment and $180 each month for my part-time job. I have two dependents […]

Weekly Favorites: IRS Takes a Bite Out of U.S. Olympic Medalists’ Winnings, and more

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TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  February 14, 2014 The Pros and Cons of Tax Refunds By Kay Bell Here’s a quick look at some pros and cons of having Uncle Sam hold onto your money for months and then getting it back in a lump sum when the Internal Revenue Service gets around to it. Continue reading… Understanding […]

Our Top Ten Most Read Blog Posts of 2013

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From the very first post in 2013 (The Difference Between Form 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ) to the most recent (Persisting Myths About Health Care Reform), the TaxACT blog has touched a wide variety of topics. Though with varying topics, they all point back to one consistent theme; providing personal finance and tax tips you can actually […]

IRS Accepting 2013 Returns Beginning January 31, 2014

IRS Accepting 2013 Returns Beginning January 31, 2014 - TaxACT

The IRS announced they will begin processing individual income tax returns starting on January 31, 2014. That doesn’t mean you need to wait. TaxACT is now accepting e-filed tax returns! Here are 4 tips for getting your guaranteed max refund fast with TaxACT:

10 Year-End Tax Tips to Maximize Your 2013 Refund

10 Year End Tax Tips - TaxACT

Although the year is winding down, there’s still time to maximize your 2013 refund. Here are 10 tips for saving more on your taxes before December 31: 10. Drain your Flexible Spending Account (FSA). If you still have money left in your FSA, don’t let it go to waste. Check with your employer to verify […]

Weekly Favorites: Year-end Tax Tips For Retirees and Preretirees, and more

Weekly Favorites November 22, 2013 TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  November 22, 2013 Year-End Investment Tax Issues via Kay Bell – Bankrate Portfolios get a lot of attention as year-end approaches. It’s even more intense now that the Dow is flirting with 16,000. Regardless of which way the stock market is heading, the end of the year is a perfect time to […]

Weekly Favorites: With stock market soaring, your 401(k) may need a tune-up, plus more

TaxACT Weekly Favorites: November 15, 2013

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  November 15, 2013 With stock market soaring, your 401(k) may need a tune-up via Mark Miller Stocks are in record territory, which probably is great news for your 401(k). Fidelity Investments reported Thursday that average account balances hit a new high in the third quarter, propelled mainly by surging equities markets. Continue […]

Weekly Favorites: Your November Financial To-Dos, plus more

Weekly Favorites November 8 2013 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  November 8, 2013 Your November Financial To-Dos via LearnVest The holidays, end-of-year tax planning, winter travel … for many of us, this will be the busiest season of the year. All the more reason to make sure your finances are in good shape through the next few weeks. Who wants to worry […]

Weekly Favorites: The Big Capital Gains Tax Mistake Homeowners Make, plus more

Weekly Favorites October 25, 2013 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  November 1, 2013 Losing Your Identity In Five Easy Steps. Step One: Go To The Doctor. via Kelly Phillips Erb – Forbes I had just been transferred to radiology when I found myself in front of yet another receptionist with a computer. She cheerfully entered most of my information and then asked […]

Weekly Favorites: Don’t Get Sucker Punched By Your Own Debt Denial, plus more

TaxACT Weekly Favorites - October 18, 2013

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  October 18, 2013 Don’t Get Sucker Punched By Your Own Debt Denial via Jeff Rose “Oh, we don’t have that much debt. Our house is paid off. We don’t have that many consumer loans.” These famous last words were uttered by a couple who had come to me for help with retirement planning. Or […]

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud - TaxACT

Have you been victim to credit card fraud? Looking for ideas and approaches you can do to prevent yourself from such fraudulent behavior?

Credit card fraud has grown into a leading personal finance problem with 9 million Americans suffering identity theft annually according to The Federal Trade Commission.
What is identity theft?

Identity theft entails the scammer acquiring a credit card or opening an account under a person’s name using their social security number or other person-specific details to validate the account.

Weekly Favorites: 10 Common Tax-Filing Mistakes To Avoid, plus more.

Weekly Favorites October 11 2013 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  October 11, 2013 10 Common Tax-Filing Mistakes To Avoid via Kay Bell Thanks to tax preparation software, more of us are making fewer mistakes on our annual tax returns. But still, just one slip in entering information on your computer could end up costing you, either in the form of a larger […]

Weekly Favorites: Tax-Free Funding for Your Business–From Your 401(k), plus more.

Weekly Favorites October 4 2013 TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  October 4, 2013 TaxACT Acquires Balance Financial via TaxACT TaxACT is pleased to share some exciting news in anticipation of the upcoming tax season. Today TaxACT acquired Balance Financial, a company with an amazing team behind leading web-based financial tools for both consumers and professionals. Continue reading… Tax-Free Funding for Your Business–From Your […]