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Filing Income Taxes

Are you spiraling toward tax day with questions still unanswered? Uncertainty and confusion can cause us to procrastinate, but these insider tips will take you past April 15 with your sanity still intact.

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    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 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 you ready for tax day?

    Are you ready for tax day?

    Don't show up to the tax preparer's office empty-handed. Take our quiz to find out what documents, tax forms, receipts and IDs you'll need before tax day. See more »

  • Can college debt save me money on my taxes?

    Can college debt save me money on my taxes?

    Most people must go in debt to get a college education. Graduates pay off loans for many years after leaving campus behind. But could that debt translate to tax savings? See more »

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