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10 Tax Tips for Students

Ah, college, where professors drop knowledge, lifelong friends await 'round every corner and you finally earn some bona fide adult privileges. But before you can say "beer money," it's best to learn a thing or two about filing your taxes.

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  • 10 Common Miscellaneous Expense Deductions

    10 Common Miscellaneous Expense Deductions

    Considering the mental gymnastics some of us get into when it comes to write-offs, filing our taxes could qualify as an Olympic sport. Fortunately, the IRS offers quite a few common -- and even convenient -- deductions to help save us the trouble. See more »

  • 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 IRS Rules for the Home Office Deduction

    10 IRS Rules for the Home Office Deduction

    Contrary to popular opinion, the IRS actually makes it pretty easy for workers of all stripes to claim a home office deduction. But be warned: No writing off your living room just because you occasionally check your email on the couch. 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 Myths About IRS Audits

    10 Myths About IRS Audits

    An IRS audit is treated on TV with the same dread as hearing Bigfoot in the forest. But an audit doesn't always spell doom and gloom and we'll tell you why. We can't speak for Bigfoot, though. See more »

  • 10 Questions and Answers on the Shared Responsibility Provision

    10 Questions and Answers on the Shared Responsibility Provision

    This key part of the Affordable Care Act requires everyone to have health insurance. Get ready to have your questions answered. See more »

  • 10 Tax Exemptions You Should Know

    10 Tax Exemptions You Should Know

    The IRS doesn't get a lot of love from American taxpayers, but it's hardly the cruel thief we make it out to be. Thanks, tax exemptions! See more »

  • 10 Tax Tips for Farmers

    10 Tax Tips for Farmers

    The fresh air, the open fields, the rooster crowing in the distance: Who doesn't yearn for the farmer's life? But idealized as it may be, farming is still a business -- a volatile one at that -- and farmers need all the tax breaks they can get. See more »

  • 10 Tax Tips for Freelancers and Contract Employees

    10 Tax Tips for Freelancers and Contract Employees

    As an expert freelancer, you're used to sailing under your own flag. But even the bravest captains must pay the levy to ride the winds of their trade. Here are some essential tips to help you navigate fair and true through tax season. See more »

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