State Tax Returns

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  • July 8, 2014

    Maybe you can't avoid Federal taxation, but you can look for a State with a lower tax burden.

    Where should you be living if you want to save on state and local taxes? Are people moving to, or away, from the most tax-cheap states? WSJ's...

  • March 3, 2014

    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 mystery surrounding the ever-changing tax laws and how to get the biggest tax refund, it's no...

  • June 19, 2013

    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 to employ an accountant. Fortunately, there are an...

  • May 9, 2013

    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 a tax? I hate to open the envelope.

    But you've got to open it and face the question right away. If you throw the...

  • March 21, 2013

    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 same tax applies to any household employee. That includes someone you hire to clean your house, even...

  • February 28, 2013

    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 — you may be...

  • February 28, 2013

    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...

  • February 27, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Did you move because of a new job or a job location last year? You may be entitled to an “above-the-line” deduction for your unreimbursed moving expenses.

    You...

  • February 12, 2013

    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 an easy write-off that’s waving its hand and shouting, “look at me!” For example:

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