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How to Choose the Wrong Tax Preparation Service

It’s tax time, and you’re sick of going it alone. You’re not the first to make the switch. Each year, millions of new taxpayers opt for a tax preparation service or online tool over DIY when fil...

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Medical Expenses: Which are Tax Deductible?
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Standard and itemized. It may not be entirely clear what the actual difference is between the two deductions, and which you should apply to your tax filing. In short, the best deduction to take is the one that reduces your taxable income the most, eq...
Need to File a Tax Return Extension? Quick Tips to Get Organized
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The First 3 Steps for Removing a Bank Levy
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Tax Changes for 2016
Always prepare for filing changes one year ahead – that means getting educated on what’s to come and keeping tabs on documents, so you know how your tax refund may be affected. Each year, lawmakers tweak the terms for filing your taxes, but a...
List of Important Tax Dates to Know
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5 Tax Credits You Should Know About
You know about the many deductions you can take, but are you taking advantage of the tax credits available? Tax credits often apply to small populations of individuals, but can be more valuable than deductions, often amounting to thousands. These cre...
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Smart Business Tax Write-offs You Should Know About
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