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The IRS Wants to Know About All March Bracket Winnings

The IRS Wants to Know About Your March Bracket Winnings - TaxAct Blog

The break room at work is abuzz with talk about basketball tournaments, teams and players. It seems everyone is anxiously awaiting the chance to be crowned tournament bracket champion. But, while you’re busy streaming the games and focused on which … [Continue reading]

Spring Clean Your Finances and Reach Your Money Goals

Spring Clean Your Finances - TaxAct Blog

As the itch to shake off the winter doldrums sets in, you’re likely ready to jump head first into spring cleaning. But, while you are busy purging closets and cleaning out drawers this spring, it’s important to remember your finances may need a … [Continue reading]

Alternative Tax Fact #6: At H&R Block, pay more for what’s yours

Alternative Tax Fact Free isn't always free - TaxAct Blog

There are a lot of things in life that should be free but aren’t. For example, free chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant has always been nice perk, but unfortunately, many chains now charge for the tasty appetizer. Or what about filling your … [Continue reading]

Alternative Tax Fact #5: When H&R Block More Zero Gets More Expensive

When H&R Block More Zero Gets More Expensive - TaxAct Blog

Offers for “free” online tax filing are everywhere. The problem is many of those free offers don’t make it clear that you’ll pay a fee for features you might think are included. Take H&R Block’s More Zero, for example. … [Continue reading]

Alternative Tax Fact #4: At TurboTax, free can come at a price

Alternative Facts #4: Free can come at a price

"Bargain” airlines might save you money on a ticket, sure, but once you’re on board you’ll pay for your bag, your seat, even water. You know, all the stuff you think should be included at the original price. It’s the same drill with TurboTax. … [Continue reading]

What It Really Means to Get a Tax Refund

What it really means when you get a tax refund - TaxAct Blog

A common nickname for tax season is “refund season.” And that means tax filers like you are barraged with messages about getting your “maximum refund.” Many of those messages come from tax software companies and even tax preparation store fronts. … [Continue reading]

4 Reasons You Should Consider an IRA

4 Reasons You Should Have an IRA - TaxAct Blog

Contributing to an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) is an excellent way to grow your financial wealth over time. In fact, if you don’t have one, you may be missing out. … [Continue reading]

Alternative Tax Fact #3: When “free” is just another word for up-sell

Alternative Tax Facts #3

TurboTax always boasts about being free. They call it AbsoluteZero. But once you’ve started your return, it doesn’t take long for them to try to push you into something much more expensive. And they do it in a very clever way, too. … [Continue reading]