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5 Misconceptions About Your State Tax Refund Status

You may think you know everything about your state tax refund status, but many people believe things that aren’t necessarily true. And with all the…


Ways You Can File Taxes Online For Free

If you are counting on your tax refund to help you pay the bills, that probably means you don’t have a lot of extra cash…


What to do if the IRS challenges your tax returns

When I get a letter from the IRS — and yes, it’s happened — I get a chill. Am I in trouble? Did I miss a deadline or overlook…


Do I owe Social Security taxes on my housekeeper?

You do — which comes to most people as a surprise.You probably know that you owe a nanny tax on the wages of a regular babysitter. That…


Windfalls and your taxes

When you receive a windfall — whether it’s an inheritance from a relative, winnings from the lottery or gambling, or proceeds from a legal settlement…


Made a mistake on your 1040? You can amend your tax return

Even if you take great care in preparing your federal income tax return, you may realize that some of the information you provided is missing…


Smart move: Deduct your relocation expenses

Did you move for a job last year? You may be entitled to a deduction for your unreimbursed moving expenses.NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Did you…


4 great tax tips for this year’s return

When you’re hunting for tax savings on your 2012 returns, comb through the way you paid your taxes in the past. You might have missed…