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10 Tips for Taxpayers Who Owe Money to the IRS

10 Tips for Taxpayers Who Owe Money to the IRS - TaxACT

Have you received a letter from the IRS stating that you owe them money? Sooner or later, chances are that you’ll get mail from the Internal Revenue Service. Nobody likes to get that thick envelope full of notices. Before you let that letter ruin a perfectly good day, however, take note of these tips: 1. […]

To Itemize or Not to Itemize: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

To Itemize or Not to Itemize: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself - TaxACT

Have you ever itemized your tax deductions? In 2009, almost two-thirds of tax filers claimed the standard deduction, which for married couples filing jointly, was $11,400. Those who itemized in that category, however, averaged a whopping $32,000 in deductions. While you may not personally enjoy an increase that large, it’s worth investigating. To itemize your […]

Weekly Favorites: Tax Scams of 2013, Tips for Using Form 1099-B, Bets are Taxable, 7 Things to Check When Filing Taxes

TaxACT Weekly Favorites: March 29, 2013

Weekly Favorites: March 29, 2013 Don’t Fall for These Dirty Dozen Tax Scams of 2013 via Don’t Mess With Taxes It’s tax-filing season, so you know what that means. It’s also peak tax scam season. In addition to collecting Americans’ tax returns (and money) this time of year, the Internal Revenue Service also keeps an eye […]

5 Tips When Using Form 1099-B for Stocks and Other Investments

5 Tips When Using Form 1099-B for Stocks and Other Investments

Have you received Form 1099-B from your brokerage regarding the sale of your stocks and other investments? Brokerages and other financial institutions are required to send you Form 1099-B if you sold stocks or other investments in your account. They also must send copies of the forms to the IRS. The IRS matches the information […]

Owe Money to the IRS? Use These 4 Steps to Pay off Your Tax Bill

Owe Money to the IRS? Use These 4 Steps to Pay off Your Tax Bill - TaxACT

What should you do if you finish your taxes and discover you owe more taxes than you can afford to pay? It’s bad enough not to get a tax refund you may have been expecting. Finding out you owe a lot of money is worse. The last thing you want is to get into trouble […]

How to Avoid Owing Money to the IRS

How to Avoid Owing Money to the IRS - TaxACT

Want to make sure you never owe a big tax bill – or any bill at all – when you file your income taxes? Judging by the amount the average American has over withheld from his or her pay, we’re scared to death of owing the IRS even the smallest amount at tax time. That’s […]

Weekly Favorites: Moving Expenses Tax Deduction, What Is Sequestration, $917 Million Unclaimed Taxes, Capital Gains Tax

Weekly Favorites: March 15, 2013 - TaxACT

Weekly Favorites: March 15, 2013 Moving Expenses Tax Deduction: What’s Deductible and Nondeductible? via Sally Herigstad In this tough economy, many Americans are moving to find work. They can offset some of the expense of packing up for greener pastures by taking a tax deduction for moving expenses. Continue reading… What Is Sequestration – Definition […]

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