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How Tax Brackets Work: Examples and Myth Busting

Tax Bracket 2014

What tax bracket are you in, and what does that really mean? Your tax bracket, roughly speaking, is the tax rate you pay on your highest dollar of taxable income. Your tax bracket is not the tax rate you pay on all of your income after adjustments, deductions and exemptions.

Is Cancelled Debt Taxable?

Is Cancelled Debt Taxable? - TaxACT

If a credit card company or other creditor cancels your debt, that’s really good news, right? Such cancellation of debt usually happens when the creditor gives up on collecting the debt, or when the statute of limitations on collecting the debt runs out. Cancellation of debt is not all positive news, however. Aside from the […]

4 Ways Money Can Buy You Happiness, and Health

4 Ways Money Can Buy You Happiness, and Health - TaxACT

Is there a way to spend your tax return wisely and take a much-needed summer vacation? If you’re among the 75 percent of taxpayers who got a refund from the IRS this year, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that putting some of that cash toward a life experience that’s personally rewarding and memorable […]

Weekly Favorites: Why Starting To Save At 25 Means An Extra Six Figures In Retirement

TaxACT Weekly Favorites June 27 2014

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  June 27, 2014 Why Starting To Save At 25 Means An Extra Six Figures In Retirement via Maggie McGrath A picture might be worth a thousand words, but when it comes to the state of retirement savings for the youngest generation of workers in the U.S., the numbers create a picture that […]

Weekly Favorites: Paying Bills — You’re Doing it Wrong, plus more

TaxACT Weekly Favorites June 20 2014

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  June 20, 2014 Drowning in Student Loan Debt via CNN Money I am my family’s first college graduate. The choices I had were: staying on in the housing projects where I grew up, or student loans. So I took the loans to improve my life. Since I graduated in December, I have […]

5 Little Known Ways to Successfully Live on Irregular Income

5 Tips for Living on an Irregular Income

Are you among the millions of Americans who piece together a living by freelancing, contracting, or running side hustles? The so-called “gig economy” has shed light on a growing class of workers who don’t collect a steady, guaranteed paycheck from a single employer. Perhaps they run an Etsy shop while bartending on weekends. They might […]

9 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Get Ahead

9 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Get Ahead - TaxACT

Your taxes are done, and let’s hope you’re getting a refund. Now the big question is: What’s the best use of your tax refund? Being the savvy money manager you are, you’re looking for ways that your tax windfall can help you get ahead. You may splurge a little, but you see this as a […]

Filed an Extension? What to Do Now

Filed an Extension? What to Do Now - TaxACT

April 15 has come and gone. If you didn’t quite finish your tax return, you should have filed Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File, to the IRS. This automatic extension gives you another six months to file your tax return – no questions asked. Your tax return is now due October […]

Track Your Charitable Donations to Save You Money at Tax Time

Track Your Charitable Donations to Save You Money at Tax Time

To view the Donation Assistant by TaxACT infographic, click here. Making charitable donations makes a difference to those in need and can save you money at tax time. Donation Assistant by TaxACT is a free mobile app that helps track goods and money you donated to charitable organizations. Your donations can then be easily imported […]

5 Last-Minute Tips for Beating the April 15 Tax Filing Deadline

5 Last-Minute Tips for Beating the April 15 Tax Filing Deadline

Ideally, we’d all keep perfect records all year long. By January 31, our tax documents would be in order and we’d start working on taxes with weeks or months to spare. In the real world, it doesn’t work that way. We get busy and next thing we know, we’re staring at the April 15 filing […]

4 Frequently Asked TaxACT TaxPayer Support Questions

4 Frequently Asked TaxACT TaxPayer Support Questions

How do I amend my federal return? First, be sure to PRINT a copy of the original return that you filed (this will be your only record of the return as it was when you filed it once you make the corrections for the amendment). Next, you’ll need to modify/add/delete the information in your return […]

5 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

5 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund - TaxACT

Are you expecting a tax refund this year? You’re in good company, as millions of Americans are in the same boat. As of early March, the IRS reported an average tax refund of just over $3,000, up three percent compared to the average refund at the same time last year. While a refund can feel […]