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How Income Taxes Work

If you've ever filled out a 1040, you know the U.S. tax system and the agency that keeps it going are complex and mystifying entities. But paying income tax is a fairly recent activity in America. Find out its history and some alternative proposals.

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  • 10 Common Tax Mistakes

    10 Common Tax Mistakes

    The faster April 15 approaches, the more rushed we are when we prepare our taxes. And that's never good news where mistakes or the IRS is concerned. So which errors do we make the most? See more »

  • 10 Creative (But Legal) Tax Deductions

    10 Creative (But Legal) Tax Deductions

    It's tax time! You know what that means: Time to see what you can write off to lower your tax bill. Find that sweet spot between an audit and overpaying your taxes here. See more »

  • 10 Most Common Questions About Taxes

    10 Most Common Questions About Taxes

    As you get ready for the fun task of paying your taxes, questions might form a cloud over your head: "Am I getting the biggest refund I can?" "Why do we have to pay taxes anyway?" We'll make that little cloud disappear with our answers. See more »

  • 10 Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft

    10 Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft

    You've heard of identity theft, and you keep an eye on your bank account, but are you really doing your best to protect yourself? Here are some guidelines for good identity hygiene. See more »

  • 10 Useful Tax Day Apps for Your Smartphone

    10 Useful Tax Day Apps for Your Smartphone

    Tax day is approaching, but you aren't worried. After all, you're carrying your secret weapon right in your purse. No, not your W-2, silly -- your smartphone! See more »

  • 10 Worst Mistakes to Make on Your Taxes

    10 Worst Mistakes to Make on Your Taxes

    While there are far too many opportunities to screw up your taxes, some mistakes will cost you more than others. Here are the 10 top offenders. See more »

  • 5 Tax Benefits That Come With Marriage

    5 Tax Benefits That Come With Marriage

    Is marriage a bonus or a penalty when it comes to taxes? Good question! It isn't always a boon, but here are five tax benefits to getting hitched. See more »

  • 5 Tax Tips for the Unemployed

    5 Tax Tips for the Unemployed

    April isn't fun for most taxpayers, but it packs a real punch for the unemployed. What bigger reminder could there be of one's unemployment than to pay income tax? Here are 5 tips to cushion the blow. See more »

  • 5 Things You Must Bring to Your Tax Preparer’s Office

    5 Things You Must Bring to Your Tax Preparer’s Office

    Doing your taxes is already stressful enough, but imagine how much worse it could be if you forget to bring your identification or Social Security card. Here are a few more must-haves for your tax preparer. See more »

  • Are moving expenses tax deductible?

    Are moving expenses tax deductible?

    Moving can be an exhilarating experience, especially if your new digs come with a fancy job and a big bump in pay. Why not keep the good vibes flowing by mastering a few tax-deductible tricks before the big move-out day? See more »

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