There is a possibility that you may be suffering from double taxation. I know, we all suffer from double taxation, like when we pay sales tax when we purchase items with money that has been taxed by the federal government. Or when I used to work for the state government, and when I used my […]

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Most taxpayers are well aware of the deduction that comes from claiming dependent children on their taxes. But what are the rules on claiming dependents on taxes? And what about other relatives? And, when can those formerly claimed as dependents on someone else’s return begin to claim themselves? If someone else can claim you as […]

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How to Find TurboTax Discounts

Posted by Madison

Need a Turbotax Discount? It seems like every communication I receive from brokerages, insurance companies, and banks recently are for offers for a Turbotax discount. If you missed the offer for Free Federal and State Tax Filing, and you still need to find a discount here is a list of all the discounts I could […]

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Being a college student is an expensive job. Throughout the year, hopefully you are keeping in mind ways to save money in college and how to avoid student loan debt. You can get creative to save money on food in college, apply for scholarships, and save money on textbooks that can become quite pricey. But […]

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How Do Tax Brackets Work?

Posted by Jill

Are you getting ready to file your taxes? If so, you might find yourself needing a slight refresher on how tax brackets work before the tax deadline. The US tax system is based on a progressive rate structure – the more income you make, the higher tax rate you pay. How Do Tax Brackets Work? […]

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In order to claim the new health insurance premium tax credit on your tax return you need form 1095-A from the health insurance marketplace. Last week the Department of Treasury announced that 800,000 (about 20%) of the 1095-A forms sent were wrong. Corrected forms will be sent this week. The errors impacted tax returns in […]

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Did you recently start your own business and need to learn how to calculate your self employment tax to file your tax return? If you are an individual who is self employed, you have many advantages over people who are employed by companies. Of course, you get to set your own hours and rates, which […]

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Prisoners who have been in the system for longer than a year typically do not make much income. In fact, they may not even make enough to be required to file taxes. If you’ve thought about filing a tax return in order to take advantage of your low prison wages and the Earned Income Tax […]

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What is the Kiddie Tax?

Posted by Madison

We recently discussed Do Your Kids Need to File Taxes? I mentioned that if interest, dividends and other investment income are more than $2,000 in 2014, you’re going to get hit with the kiddie tax. What is the kiddie tax and who does the kiddie tax apply to? Let’s take a closer look. Background Children […]

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When filing tax returns, the second question everyone asks is “How long does it take to get my tax refund back?” Of course, the first question everyone asks is “How much is my refund?” Tax Refund Direct Deposit versus Mail If you want to get your refund faster, opt for the direct deposit route. Not […]

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