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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 size of the average tax refund is probably the main reason that so many intentionally have […]

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

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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 you don’t try to pull a fast one on the Internal Revenue Service. OK, maybe that last […]

Weekly Favorites: Year-end Tax Tips For Retirees and Preretirees, and more

Weekly Favorites November 22, 2013 TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  November 22, 2013 Year-End Investment Tax Issues via Kay Bell – Bankrate Portfolios get a lot of attention as year-end approaches. It’s even more intense now that the Dow is flirting with 16,000. Regardless of which way the stock market is heading, the end of the year is a perfect time to […]

Weekly Favorites: Your November Financial To-Dos, plus more

Weekly Favorites November 8 2013 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  November 8, 2013 Your November Financial To-Dos via LearnVest The holidays, end-of-year tax planning, winter travel … for many of us, this will be the busiest season of the year. All the more reason to make sure your finances are in good shape through the next few weeks. Who wants to worry […]

Weekly Favorites: The Big Capital Gains Tax Mistake Homeowners Make, plus more

Weekly Favorites October 25, 2013 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  November 1, 2013 Losing Your Identity In Five Easy Steps. Step One: Go To The Doctor. via Kelly Phillips Erb – Forbes I had just been transferred to radiology when I found myself in front of yet another receptionist with a computer. She cheerfully entered most of my information and then asked […]

Weekly Favorites: 10 Common Tax-Filing Mistakes To Avoid, plus more.

Weekly Favorites October 11 2013 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  October 11, 2013 10 Common Tax-Filing Mistakes To Avoid via Kay Bell Thanks to tax preparation software, more of us are making fewer mistakes on our annual tax returns. But still, just one slip in entering information on your computer could end up costing you, either in the form of a larger […]

Weekly Favorites: Are Americans fleeing due to taxes? and more.

TaxACT Weekly Favorites - September 27

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  September 27, 2013 Are Americans fleeing due to taxes? via Kay Bell (Bankrate) The State Department estimates that 7.6 million people no longer call the United States home. And while U.S. statisticians don’t track why people relocate, it’s a safe bet that lots of the moves are because of taxes. Continue reading… How the New […]

Weekly Favorites: The Hidden Fees Eating Up Your Bank Balance plus more

Weekly Favorites - August 8 - TaxACT

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  August 9, 2013 The Hidden Fees Eating Up Your Bank Balance via MarketWatch The average checking account has 30 fees, a new study finds, and one-fifth of U.S. banks still don’t provide a list of these charges before a customer submits an online application. Continue reading… 5 Groups at Greater Risk of […]

Weekly Favorites: 6 Mid-Year Tax Moves, Make Storm Tax Plans, Student Loan Interest Rate Changes

TaxACT Weekly Favorites July 5 2013

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  July 12, 2013 6 Quick Mid-Year Tax Moves to Make via Kay Bell With time ticking away so quickly, we need to act now to take advantage of tax moves that could help reduce our upcoming 2013 tax bill. Here are six easy tax tasks to take care of this month. Continue […]

Weekly Favorites: States Collecting More Tax Money, Save on Wedding Costs, IRS Can Help Look After The Kids

TaxACT Weekly Favorites - June 21, 2013

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  June 21, 2013 States Collecting More Tax Money via Bankrate A new survey indicates that taxpayers in most states should soon be seeing the benefits of their locales’ improving economic and tax collecting fortunes. Continue reading…  12 Fun Ways to Save on Wedding Costs via LearnVest Saying “I do” doesn’t have to […]

Weekly Favorites: Donation Rules, Old-School Money Tips, Credit Card Rewards as Taxable Income

TaxACT Weekly Favorites June 14, 2013

TaxACT’s Weekly Favorites:  June 14, 2013 Tax Deductible Donation Rules via Bankrate Just what is tax-exempt status? As the name indicates, it means organizations granted such status by the Internal Revenue Service don’t have to pay taxes on any profits. Continue reading…  Listen to Your Father! Old-School Money Tips for Today via Credit.com This month […]

Weekly Favorites: Homeowner Tax Breaks, Hire Your Kid for Tax Breaks, May Tax Moves

TaxACT Weekly Favorites May 3, 2013

Weekly Favorites: May 3, 2013 Homeowner Tax Breaks Seem Safe via Bankrate Homeownership is one of the best, and biggest, tax breaks out there. You can deduct mortgage interest, property taxes, even make changes to your home that could help reduce any possible future tax bill. After a Ways and Means committee hearing April 25, […]

Weekly Favorites: Ways to Teach Kids About Taxes, April 15 Tax Tasks, Social Media Tax Spying

TaxACT Weekly Favorites: April 12, 2013

Weekly Favorites: April 12, 2013 3 (Good) Ways to Teach Kids About Taxes via LearnVest Nobody enjoys paying taxes, but next time you’re out with your kids and you encounter a fire truck rushing to the rescue, point it out to your children and say, Look! There goes our tax money being used to help […]