Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

Alternative Tax Fact #3: When “free” is just another word for up-sell

TurboTax always boasts about being free. They call it AbsoluteZero. But once you’ve started your return, it doesn’t take long for them to try to push you into something much more expensive. And they do it in a very clever way, too.

Who can I claim as a dependent?

Find out if you have any qualifying dependents to claim on your tax return.

What is Form 1040?

Find out if you need to file Form 1040.

10 Frugal Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to celebrate the ones you love. However, the classic expectation of roses, chocolates and fancy dinners can sometimes feel like a blow to your budget coming so close on the heels of major gift giving at Christmas. Fortunately, there are many ways you can show your love and not […]

Alternative Fact: “Free” isn’t Always Free

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 […]

The IRS is open for business: why e-filing is a smart choice

The IRS officially kicked off the 2017 tax season today, marking the first day the agency begins accepting both e-filed and paper income tax returns. If you’ve already completed your 2016 return – great! Your return is one of the first in line for processing by the IRS. If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, […]

What is Form 1040EZ?

Find out what the filing requirements are for Form 1040EZ.