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Alternative Tax Fact #2: No Fee for Phone Support

A common theme in the do-it-yourself tax software industry is to promote a “free” offer, and then charge extra, unexpected fees for specific features and services. The problem here is that these features and services, which usually come in the form of an upgrade or add-on, are often things that really help filers get the […]

Alternative Tax Fact: “Free” isn’t Always Free

Alternative facts have received a lot of press recently. Unfortunately, they are not limited to politics or George Orwell’s 1984. They have also found their way into the do-it-yourself (DIY) online tax filing industry. Every tax season, leading tax software companies spew “Alternative Tax Facts” to all American tax filers – and we believe this […]

New Affordable Care Act tax scam: what you need to know

Every year scam artists devise new schemes to defraud millions of people.  In recent years, it seems one of the most popular systems to target is the IRS. Unfortunately, fraudsters are at it once again – posing as the IRS in an attempt to steal taxpayers’ hard-earned money. To keep your bank account and private […]

4 Ways to Lower Your Taxes Before the New Year

It’s easy to only think of taxes during tax season. However, anyone who is financially savvy knows making changes throughout the year can give you the best chance to make a difference in your tax bill. With more than a quarter of the year left, now is a great time to make small adjustments that […]

Refunds delayed for some early filers this tax season

Are you among the many Americans who file your taxes early so you can get your refund sooner? If you claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) and expect to receive a refund, you’ll have to wait until after mid-February to get it.

ACA Advance Premium Tax Credits Continue

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of tax subsidies for qualified taxpayers who purchase insurance through federally-run exchanges. In short, advance premium tax credits will continue. This is good news for millions of Americans who enrolled in health insurance through the federal marketplace and receive tax subsidies to help offset […]

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Refund

You’ve successfully e-filed your taxes. Congratulations! Now, where’s your refund? Here’s what happens to your return once it’s submitted to the IRS.

The Filing Extension Deadline Is Here—5 Tips for Finishing Your Return

Way back in April, you hadn’t quite finished your income tax return. You filed for an automatic six-month extension of time, until October 15, to file your return. October is here – and perhaps your tax return is right where you left it, six months ago. No problem. With these tips, you should have no […]

Check Your Tax Return Status Anytime, Anywhere

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 TaxACT?