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Welcome to the new TaxAct…and the best deal in tax!

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As you may know, the do-it-yourself (DIY) tax preparation software industry has changed a lot over the past few years. In many cases, these changes have made it difficult for taxpayers to determine which DIY tax product is right for their tax situation – and what it will cost. At TaxAct, we do our best […]

I Didn’t Pay Quarterly Taxes — How Do I Figure out the Penalty?

I Didn't Pay Quarterly Taxes — How Do I Figure out the Penalty? - TaxACT Blog

In the “You Got This” Weekly Series, we will answer a question from our customers found on Facebook, Twitter, TaxACT’s Blog and around the web. Question: I did my wife’s taxes for the first time this year and it turns out she/we should have been paying quarterly taxes and haven’t been. We owe about $750 in taxes. From what […]

Filing Income as a Contractor (Didn’t Get Form 1099-MISC)

Filing Income as a Contractor (Didn't Get 1099-MISC) - TaxACT Blog

In the “You Got This” Weekly Series, we will answer a question from our customers found on Facebook, Twitter, TaxACT’s Blog and around the web. Question: In 2013, I worked for a startup and was paid as a contractor. In 2014, I worked for the same company. They ended up bankrupt and never paid me the final 1.5 months […]

Education Tax Credits and Deductions — Too Good to Be True?

Education Tax Credits and Deductions: Too Good to Be True? - TaxACT Blog

In the “You Got This” Weekly Series, we will answer a question from our customers found on Facebook, Twitter, TaxACT’s Blog and around the web. Question: I am a graduate student and I receive nearly full remission of tuition and fees from my university as part of my compensation for my teaching assistantship. My 1098-T shows that I “paid” […]

If Income from ESPP/ISO Shares Sold Appears on W-2, Do I Need to Adjust Basis from Form 1099-B?

Do I Need to Adjust Basis from Form 1099-B? - TaxACT Blog

In the “You Got This” Weekly Series, we will answer a question from our customers found on Facebook, Twitter, TaxACT’s Blog and around the web. Question: After entering my info into Form 1099-B, I think I’m getting double taxed on the sale of my employee stock options and ESPP shares. I haven’t adjusted the basis from what is shown […]

I Ran a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign, How Do I Need to File This for Tax Purposes?

How To Claim Crowdfunding Campaigns on Tax Return - TaxACT Blog

In the “You Got This” Weekly Series, we will answer a question from our customers found on Facebook, Twitter, TaxACT’s Blog and around the web. Question: I ran a successful crowdfunding campaign last year for a medical need (service animal) for my disabled daughter. It wouldn’t be covered by insurance. It’s a long process and we’ve paid a portion […]

I Am No Accountant, but I Have Always Done My Own Taxes

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This post originally appeared on TheJuneBride blog. So… we’re getting into tax season… Anybody excited? I thought not. Now, I am no accountant, but I have always done my own taxes. Even as a high schooler working a few hours after school, I handled my very own 1040-EZ (with some smart parents and a tax […]

You Got This Weekly Series: What are the Tax Benefits of Purchasing a Home?

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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 am thinking of buying a new home. What are the tax benefits? Anna via Facebook Answer: Purchasing a home is a major life decision and there are numerous things to consider in your decision-making process. […]

You Got This Weekly Series: The Tax Implications of Investing in a Business

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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 invested enough to fund the expected expenses in my son’s golf business to cover 3 years as did one other investor. The account can be drawn from to cover travel, food, anything that promotes […]