Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

How are the child care tax credits different?

The Child Care Tax Credit and the Additional Child Care Tax Credit are different, but you can take advantage of both if you qualify.

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit?

Find out how the Earned Income Tax Credit can impact your tax return.

The IRS is open for business: why e-filing is a smart choice

The IRS officially kicked off the 2017 tax season today, marking the first day the agency begins accepting both e-filed and paper income tax returns. If you’ve already completed your 2016 return – great! Your return is one of the first in line for processing by the IRS. If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, […]

Why filing your own taxes is beneficial to your financial health

Filing your taxes may not be a task you look forward to, but making the decision to file your own instead of outsourcing the task can be beneficial to your financial health. By taking the time to sit down and go through each section of your taxes, you’ll quickly realize how small decisions made throughout […]

5 Tax Tips Millennials Can Use to Get a Bigger Refund

Tips to get your maximum refund and put more money back in your pocket. You’ve heard the term “Millennials” used to describe people born sometime between 1980 and 2000. If your birthday fits into that time period, there’s a good chance you may be filing your first tax return. You also may have faced some […]

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Refund [Infographic]

You’ve successfully organized your tax documents and receipts to e-file your taxes fast with TaxAct. Congratulations! Now, where’s my refund? How the e-file and refund process works is a frequently asked question we get. The short answer is this…

How the Advanced Premium Tax Credit Impacts 2016 Tax Returns

If you bought health insurance through a government-sponsored marketplace, you may receive a tax credit to help pay your health insurance premiums. However, because the credit is directly sent to your insurance company to offset your premiums, you never see the cash. For that reason, it can be easy to forget about the credit amount received. If […]