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Are You Going to Get Hit By a Surprise Tax Bill This Year?
Even if you’ve worked to get your taxes just right in previous years, changes in the tax law could mean big changes in what you owe even if your job and personal situation hasn’t changed. Here’s what to look out for. Did You Update ...
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What to Do When Your Return Is Rejected
Filing your taxes can be a huge undertaking, even if your financial situation hasn’t changed much since last year, so submitting or mailing is often quite the stress relief. But what happens if the IRS rejects your return? Why does it get rejected?...
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Interest Rates On Taxes Are Increasing
As if you needed another reason to file your taxes on time and avoid penalties, the IRS announced that interest rates are increasing for the quarter that began April 1, 2018. The interest raise has more implications than just more money owed for over...
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Understanding Pre-Tax and Post-Tax Dollars
Many taxpayers assume all earnings, income, and benefits are taxed the same whether it’s now or later; it’s a bit more complicated than that, and some things are not taxed at all. Understanding the taxes of each component of your finances will al...
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Owe Money to the IRS? Learn the Basics of Installment Agreements
Do you owe money to the IRS that you can’t afford to pay at once? If so, you may be able to use an installment agreement to get more time to pay your tax debt without ruining your credit or worrying about the IRS coming after you. What’s ...
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Taxes and Divorce: 6 Things You Need to Know
As if filing taxes wasn’t enough of a mental exercise, adding in all of the factors of a recent divorce is quite the curveball. We recommend discussing your particular circumstances with your tax professional, but get to know the basics below. Marr...
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Unpaid Taxes: How Your Credit Score Will Take A Hit
As if having to pay taxes wasn’t stressful enough, not paying your taxes can and will affect every aspect of your financial life – and yes, we mean beyond being yet another bill to pay. How do unpaid taxes plague your finances exactly? Those ...
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Selling on Etsy or Ebay? Meet Form 1099-K
As the economy shifts around, businesses change, and so do your taxes. As a result, Form 1099-K is showing up more and more in taxpayers’ mailboxes. But what is it for exactly, and how do you use it to file? It’s simple, we promise. Here’s ever...
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Making Federal Tax Payments: What You Should Know
Working for yourself comes with the benefit being flexible to make your own schedule, but it also comes with the responsibility of paying your own federal taxes. As an employee, you can expect to pay your federal taxes at the end of the tax year, but...
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Top IRS Penalties and How to Avoid Them
While the IRS will never win a popularity contest, failing to obey tax laws or submitting a tax return with mistakes can subject you to penalties and fines. Use this penalty checklist as a guide to prepare accurate and timely tax returns. Tax Mistake...
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