Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Money

5 Good Reasons to File a Tax Extension

5 Last-Minute Tax Tips - TaxACT

April 15 is coming fast. For some of us, it's coming too fast. We might not be quite ready to file our federal and state income taxes for one reason or another. Most people know they can file for an extension and get extra time. They may hate to … [Continue reading]

File Simple Federal Taxes Easy, Fast & Free on Your Mobile With TaxACT Express

File Simple Federal Taxes Easy, Fast & Free on Your Mobile With TaxACT Express

It felt like winter was never going to end and so the April 15 tax filing deadline sounded like light-years away. Now reality has set in -- it’s April, and you still need to file taxes! Don’t panic -grab your tax documents, download the TaxACT … [Continue reading]

5 Questions Typically Asked about Filing an Amended Tax Return

5 Questions Typically Asked about Filing an Amended Tax Return - TaxACT

Everybody makes mistakes - there are no exceptions. If you discover an error or something you missed on your return after you filed it, don’t panic. Fortunately, most mistakes in life can be fixed, and your tax return is no exception. … [Continue reading]

You Got This Weekly Series: What are the Tax Benefits of Purchasing a 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 am thinking of buying a new home. What are the tax benefits? Anna … [Continue reading]

How Much of My Mortgage Payment is Tax Deductible?

How Much of My Mortgage Payment is Tax Deductible - TaxACT

How much of your monthly mortgage payment is tax deductible? The short answer is more than you might think, but not as much as you might hope. Depending on how your mortgage is set up, your monthly payment likely includes principal, interest, … [Continue reading]

3 Reasons to Buy Health Insurance During Tax Season

3 Reasons to Buy Health Insurance During Tax Season - TaxACT

Tax Day is nearly upon us, and even if your finances are in perfect order, it’s hard not to breathe a sigh of relief when you’ve finally filed your tax return. Compiling information and receipts for 365 days' worth of personal and business … [Continue reading]

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

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 invested enough to fund the expected expenses in my son's golf business to cover 3 years as … [Continue reading]

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?

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: 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]