If you’re part of the 54 percent of American taxpayers anxiously anticipating a tax refund this year, you should have an action plan for that money once it hits your bank account. According to the IRS, the average refund last year was $2,860. That’s a nice chunk of change that can have a huge impact […]
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The break room at work is abuzz with talk about basketball tournaments, teams and players. It seems everyone is anxiously awaiting the chance to be crowned tournament bracket champion. But, while you’re busy streaming the games and focused on which team is advancing, remember someone else wants to share in your earnings should you win […]
As the snow melts and the itch to shake off the winter doldrums sets in, you’re likely ready to jump head first into spring cleaning. But, while you are busy purging closets and cleaning out drawers, it’s important to remember your finances may need a little sprucing as well. With the tax filing deadline rapidly […]
“Bargain” airlines might save you money on a ticket, sure, but once you’re on board you’ll pay for your bag, your seat, even water. You know, all the stuff you think should be included at the original price. It’s the same drill with TurboTax. AbsoluteZero is free, sure, but once you get in there, TurboTax […]
It’s tax season – or as it’s frequently called, “refund season!” And that means tax filers like you are barraged with messages about getting your “maximum refund.” Many of those messages come from tax software companies and even tax preparation store fronts. It’s certainly not new – the tax industry has been telling the “maximum […]
Contributing to an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) is an excellent way to grow your financial wealth over time. In fact, if you don’t have an IRA, you may be missing out.
A common theme in the do-it-yourself tax software industry is to promote a “free” offer, and then charge extra, unexpected fees for specific features and services. The problem here is that these features and services, which usually come in the form of an upgrade or add-on, are often things that really help filers get the […]
Alternative facts have received a lot of press recently. Unfortunately, they are not limited to politics or George Orwell’s 1984. They have also found their way into the do-it-yourself (DIY) online tax filing industry. Every tax season, leading tax software companies spew “Alternative Tax Facts” to all American tax filers – and we believe this […]