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Tax Preparation

Should You Itemize Your Deductions?

Tax Tips for Claiming Itemizing Deductions vs. the Standard DeductionWhen you are filing your 1040 tax return, right before you compute your final taxable income,…


How to File Your Federal Tax Return

Information About Filing Your Annual Income Tax Return With the IRSYou have two options for filing your Federal income tax return (IRS Form 1040). You…


Tax Form 1040: The Basics

U.S. Individual Income Tax ReturnFor the majority of Americans, the most commonly used document for filing a tax return is IRS Tax Form 1040. This…


Tax Tips for Year-End Gifts to Charity

Get a Tax Break for Your Qualified Charitable ContributionsGiving to charity has two major benefits: it helps those who receive it, and it can be…


Married Filing Jointly

Tax Considerations for Newly Married Couples you’re getting married, taxes are probably the last thing you want to think about. However, it is still important…


How Are Social Security Benefits Taxed?

Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Your Social Security Income?One thing that many new retirees forget is that they may need to pay taxes…


How to Avoid Tax Scams

The IRS Zeroes In On Tax FraudEvery year, the IRS publishes a list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams that pose the most danger to…


Tax Breaks for Charity Work

Income Tax Deductions for Charitable ContributionsAs you may already know, the IRS provides tax deductions for charitable contributions that you make to a qualified organization.…