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5 Tips for How to Use Your Tax Refund

5 Tips for How to Use Your Tax Refund

5 Tips for How to Use Your Tax Refund

For many Americans, tax season is windfall season. And long before the refund has even arrived, the money is already mentally spent in countless different ways. Tax refunds, however, present an opportunity to make some savvy financial moves and to also give back. The money for instance, could be used to make a socially responsible... Read More

Guide to Taxes in All 50 States

Guide to Taxes in All 50 States

Guide to Taxes in All 50 States

Benjamin Franklin once said nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Whether it’s income, sales, property or any other type, taxes are a part of our daily lives. And yet, how much do you actually know about the money you pay to Uncle Sam or why you even do it in... Read More

10 Taxes Determined by your Location

10 Taxes Determined by your Location

10 Taxes Determined by your Location

While the U.S. is one unified country, there are 50 different states within our union. And thanks to the tenth amendment, each state has the freedom to do many things according to the preferences of only its state legislature (voted on by that state’s citizens), as opposed to the nation at large. For this reason,... Read More

15 Easy Ways to Prepare for Tax Season

15 Easy Ways to Prepare for Tax Season

15 Easy Ways to Prepare for Tax Season

It’s important to give tax preparation its deserved attention — not only to appease the Internal Revenue Service, but, more importantly, to ensure you get the return you deserve. You’re entitled to certain savings during the tax season, but it’s your responsibility to find them. Follow these steps to ease the tax preparation process, and... Read More

15 Key Tax Tips For 2018

15 Key Tax Tips For 2018

15 Key Tax Tips For 2018

Tax laws are changing, and many taxpayers might be wondering what that means and how it will affect them. For the tax year 2017, it will be the last time you file under the old set of guidelines. Who knows what the future holds (while this is the largest tax overhaul since the 1980s, each... Read More

Pros and Cons of Paying Taxes with a Credit Card

Pros and Cons of Paying Taxes with a Credit Card

Pros and Cons of Paying Taxes with a Credit Card

Depending on who you talk to, paying taxes with a credit card can either be a brilliant way to earn a plethora of benefits or a financial move that should only be a last resort. To be clear, the Internal Revenue Service does not directly accept credit card payments. But it does accept such payments... Read More

Top 15 Questions People are Asking This Tax Season

Top 15 Questions People are Asking This Tax Season

Top 15 Questions People are Asking This Tax Season

The tax deadline is around the corner, so it’s natural for questions to arise as people prepare to file. Most of us aren’t tax professionals, so there is a lot of confusion around this time of year. We’re here to help — here are the answers to some of the top questions people ask around... Read More

15 Things You Should Know About the Different Tax Brackets

15 Things You Should Know About the Different Tax Brackets

15 Things You Should Know About the Different Tax Brackets

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect on January 3. As part of the new legislation, all of the tax brackets have changed. For most Americans, the changes will offer some tax relief. However, the majority of the impact of the new legislation will be on businesses. Both single filers and couples... Read More

What You Need to Know About the Tax Law and Education

What You Need to Know About the Tax Law and Education

What You Need to Know About the Tax Law and Education

According to recent statistics, Americans owe more than $1.48 trillion in student loan debt. That’s $620 billion more than the total amount of U.S. credit card debt. So when the talk of tax reform first began last year, there was a lot of speculation about what the implications might be for educational loans and debt.... Read More

20 Ways the New Tax Law Can Affect You

20 Ways the New Tax Law Can Affect You

20 Ways the New Tax Law Can Affect You

The potential changes that were proposed in an early version of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had many U.S. taxpayers concerned and confused about what the implications might be. Taxpayers feared they would lose all sorts of deductions as result of the new tax laws and that, ultimately, the changes would result in... Read More

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