In 2013 there was a huge change to the way that domestic partners are allowed to file their taxes. Prior to this date, the federal government did not recognize domestic partners as being married for either legal or tax purposes. However, some states did recognize domestic partners as being married for legal and tax purposes, […]

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Do You Have to Pay Taxes in Jail?

Posted by Amanda on October 30, 2013

There are two sides and two perspectives to every question out there. In the case of this question, whether or not a prisoner has to pay taxes, on the one side are all of the law-abiding citizens who feel that prisoners should not be given a tax-free gift by the federal government. On the other […]

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Government Shutdown Forces IRS Tax Delay for 2014

Posted by Madison on October 24, 2013

Just like last year (and the year before) there will be delays to the start of the tax filing season again this year. The delay will apply to 2013 tax returns filed in 2014. This year, the delay is due to the 16 day government shutdown. Income Tax Delay 2014 The IRS just announced that […]

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Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Extra Income?

Posted by Amanda on October 17, 2013

There’s a growing trend in today’s wayward economy. It started before the actual Recession hit, but has certainly gained momentum in the five years since the stock market crashed. The trend is in bringing in side income. Not only are we being told to hold down a good-paying full-time job, but weekends and evenings should […]

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How Long Can the IRS Delay Your Tax Refund?

Posted by Amanda on October 2, 2013

The recent government shutdown has once again left taxpayers asking Does a Government Shutdown Delay Your Tax Refund? There are still quite a few people waiting on their tax refunds who filed earlier this year. In addition, many more people plan to file by the tax deadline extension on October 15. Earlier Delays The government […]

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4 Tasks for Your Fall Tax Check Up

Posted by Don on September 17, 2013

With only four months left in 2013 (where did the time go?), now is a good time to look over your finances. I usually look over my tax situation for the year in September because it gives me plenty of time to make any necessary adjustments. If you wait until December, it might be too […]

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I must admit, I’ve always thought I would live abroad as an adult. The first time I left the country was for a six-week student exchange in Spain. This was an eye-opening experience for a kid just coming off of the farm, and it led me to want to do even more exotic travel. I […]

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4 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get a Tax Refund

Posted by Kristen on June 25, 2013

Taxes and the entire tax season can be pretty stressful trying to get all your paperwork organized, figuring out any deductions or claims that should be made, and of course, sitting down to fill out the right forms accurately and timely. But, for some people, there is a glorious light at the end of that […]

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What is the New Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit?

Posted by Madison on June 6, 2013

While tax season may have wrapped up for this year, there’s already some buzz about a new tax topic for next year, the Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit and health insurance subsidies which will begin on January 1, 2014. What is the Health Insurance Tax Credit? The new health care premium tax credits are part […]

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Fun Tax Facts

Posted by Don on April 15, 2013

The annual tax deadline is here. Is your return done… or is it time to file an extension? If you are done, it’s time to celebrate with some fun tax facts. You might think to yourself that it is an oxymoron, since taxes can’t be fun. I’m not here to talk to you about the […]

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