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10 Essential Tips to Make Filing a FAFSA Easy

10 Essential Tips to Make Filing a FAFSA Easy - TaxACT

Filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is an important step when getting ready for college. These tips can make filing the application for financial aid easier. If you or someone in your household is planning to go to college, … [Continue reading]

6 of the Most Popular Questions from TaxACT Customers

5 of the Most Popular Questions from TaxACT Customers

What if I don’t remember my TaxACT Online username or password? If you have forgotten your username or password to your TaxACT Online account, you may still gain access to your account by following these easy steps: … [Continue reading]

You Got This Weekly Series: Can Work-Related Driving Expenses Be Deducted On My Tax Return?

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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: If I drive 65 miles one way to my job and have tolls to pay there and back, what is deductible … [Continue reading]

Weekly Favorites: Stop Overpaying the IRS, and more

TaxACT Weekly Favorites March 14 2014

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  March 14, 2014 Stop Overpaying the IRS via Kay Bell on Bankrate.com The average federal tax refund so far this filing season is $3,034. The Internal Revenue Service says that most taxpayers get refunds each year. The … [Continue reading]

Check Your Tax Return Status Anytime, Anywhere

Check Your Tax Return Status Anytime, Anywhere - TaxACT

The hard part is done. You’ve filed your taxes. Now you want to know - was your return accepted and when should you expect that refund from the IRS? TaxACT has a free app for that - Tax Return Status by TaxACT. Who Can Use Tax Return Status by … [Continue reading]

6 Things to Know About Pre-Existing Conditions and Health Insurance

6 Things to Know About Pre-Existing Conditions and Health Insurance - TaxACT

You've heard by now that health insurance companies can no longer deny you coverage because you have a pre-existing condition, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That sounds like good news, and for many people it is. It's not quite that … [Continue reading]

You Got This Weekly Series: Should Self-Employment Income from More Than One Business Be Reported as One Income or Separately?

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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: Do self-employed, not as in owning their own business, but as representatives of companies … [Continue reading]

Weekly Favorites: Taxes From A To Z (2014): B Is For Basis, and more

TaxACT Weekly Favorites - 3/7/2014

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  March 7, 2014 7 Tricky Tax Return Questions—Answered! via Bottom Line Publications Each new year brings tricky changes in the tax code, creating confusion when it comes time to fill out tax forms and do tax planning. … [Continue reading]

Obamacare Open Enrollment Ends March 31, 2014

Obamacare Open Enrollment Ends March 31, 2014 - TaxACT

That’s the deadline. If you haven’t yet signed up for health insurance, there’s no day like today. Despite the record snowfalls and wind chills gripping the country, January was a hot month for healthcare. More than 1.1 million people signed up … [Continue reading]

7 Homeowner Tax Breaks

2013 Homeowner Tax Breaks - TaxACT

Owning a home has long been a great way to save on your taxes. That's still true. Take a look at the following ways that owning a home can still give you a break on your taxes. … [Continue reading]

You Got This Weekly Series: Do I Have to Pay Capital Gains Tax on the Sale of My Home?

You Got This - TaxACT

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 have used TaxACT for five years and prepaid for 2013 taxes. I live on a fixed income (Social … [Continue reading]

Weekly Favorites: Beware These 5 Terrible Tax Surprises, and more

TaxACT Weekly Favorites

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  February 28, 2014 Beware These 5 Terrible Tax Surprises via Bankrate You've always followed the sage advice of the late singer-songwriter Jim Croce: You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, and … [Continue reading]

6 Ways to Pay Your Income Tax Bill

6 Ways to Pay Your Income Tax Bill - TaxACT

If you owe taxes on your income tax return, the IRS gives you multiple payment options. 1. Automatic payment If you bank online, you can set up a payment to the IRS just like you do with other bills. If you're filing early, you can set the payment … [Continue reading]