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How to File an Amended Tax Return with Form 1040X

How to File an Amended Income Tax Return with Form 1040X - TaxACT Blog

No matter how carefully you gather the information for your income tax return, sometimes you find something after you file that should have been included. Perhaps you remember you spent money on energy saving equipment for which you should have received a credit. Or, you received a Form 1099-MISC and forgot to enter the income […]

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 […]

Owe Too Much Tax? 4 Ways to Lower and Pay Your Tax Bill

Owe Too Much Tax? 4 Ways to Lower and Pay Your Tax Bill - TaxACT Blog

For some people, not getting a big income tax refund is a terrible disappointment. The only thing worse is having to pay even a small amount to Uncle Sam at the end of the year. When you finish your taxes and discover you owe a small amount of tax, however, you should consider that you’ve […]

Where’s My Refund? Step-by-Step Timeline of your Tax Refund

Where’s My Refund? Step-by-Step Timeline of your Tax Refund - TaxACT Blog

From the time you prepare and file your tax return, to the day you find your tax refund in your mailbox or your bank account, you’re never alone. Here is a timeline of your tax refund and where you can find help when you need it. Where’s my refund?

How Itemized Deductions Work

How Itemized Deductions Work - TaxACT Blog

The IRS isn’t cruel. It doesn’t want to tax every last cent you earn. In fact, it offers a standard deduction — a gift! — to all taxpayers based on their filing status. For the 2014 tax year, the standard deduction for a single filer under the age of 65 can automatically deduct $6,200 from […]

10 Common Tax Mistakes That Could Cost You

10 Common Tax Mistakes That Could Cost You - TaxACT Blog

The U.S. tax code runs nearly 4 million words. But even though the tax rules are complex, most of the mistakes that taxpayers make are fairly simple. Here are 10 of the most common tax mistakes that trip us up and how to avoid them: Not filing on time The IRS estimates that 20 percent […]

How Tax Brackets Work: Examples and Myth Busting

Tax Bracket 2014

What tax bracket are you in, and what does that really mean? Your tax bracket, roughly speaking, is the tax rate you pay on your highest dollar of taxable income. Your tax bracket is not the tax rate you pay on all of your income after adjustments, deductions and exemptions.

5 Little Known Ways to Successfully Live on Irregular Income

5 Tips for Living on an Irregular Income

Are you among the millions of Americans who piece together a living by freelancing, contracting, or running side hustles? The so-called “gig economy” has shed light on a growing class of workers who don’t collect a steady, guaranteed paycheck from a single employer. Perhaps they run an Etsy shop while bartending on weekends. They might […]

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.

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 […]

6 First-Time Tax Filing Tips

6 First-Time Tax Filing Tips - TaxACT

The way people sometimes talk about tax return preparation, you’d think filing your tax return is the root canal of personal finance. If this is your first time filing, you may be dreading the experience. You may be in for a surprise. Preparing a tax return doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, as a […]

IRS Accepting 2013 Returns Beginning January 31, 2014

IRS Accepting 2013 Returns Beginning January 31, 2014 - TaxACT

The IRS announced they will begin processing individual income tax returns starting on January 31, 2014. That doesn’t mean you need to wait. TaxACT is now accepting e-filed tax returns! Here are 4 tips for getting your guaranteed max refund fast with TaxACT:

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 […]

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