Poll: What Did You Spend Your Tax Refund On?

Tweet By now most of you who were getting a tax refund this year have probably already received it. So, the question has to be asked: what did you spend it on? Since the average federal tax refund is around $3,000 most people are getting a reasonable chunk of money. Sure, we can argue that […]

How Not to Spend Your Tax Refund

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Tweet If you’re like most Americans, you will be receiving a tax refund this year. If your refund is anywhere near the average it means you’ll be getting a few thousand dollars. No, really. The average tax return for the 2010 tax year is a little higher than usual and is $3,129 so far this […]

Last Minute IRA Tax Deduction

Tweet With just under two weeks before the tax filing deadline you probably think your 2010 tax picture is set in stone. For some of you that may be the case, but for many more there may still be some money on the table ready for the taking. It’s all about the IRA contributions. One […]

Did You Move in 2010? How to Claim the Moving Expense Tax Deduction

Tweet You May be Able to Deduct Your Moving Costs Did you move during 2010 to relocate for work? If so, you may very well qualify for a nice tax deduction on your moving expenses. But don’t get too excited just yet, because there are a few restrictions. Even so, if you’re eligible for the […]

Signs You May be a Victim of Tax-Related Fraud

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Tweet Let’s face it. No one likes finding out that they owe money to the IRS come April. But for some Americans, tax payments will be the least of their worries this year when they learn that someone else has already filed taxes in their name. This type of tax fraud is a common result […]

Poll: Have You Filed Your Taxes Yet?

Tweet We are quickly closing in on the tax deadline, so those who haven’t already filed their taxes are probably starting to feel the pressure mount a bit. Sure, we still have a little more than a month to go, but it’s one of those things you hate to have lingering over your head. I […]

The Mortgage Tax Deduction Myth

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Tweet Ask anyone what one of the major befits of buying a home is and you’re sure to hear many tout the benefits of the mortgage interest deduction. From your friends and neighbors to the financial gurus on TV, everyone urges you to buy a home for this sweet tax break. They can’t be wrong, […]

TurboTax Online Giveaway

Tweet It’s tax time once again, and that means many of you are in the process of filing your tax returns. The IRS just started processing returns that were initially delayed due to the new tax laws, but now that everybody is eligible to file things are kicking into high gear. But before you rush […]

How Does Getting Married Affect My Taxes?

Tweet Filing jointly vs. Separately Can Impact Tax Deductions and Credits You Receive I recently had a chance to speak with Leigh Mutert, a CPA and community manager for H&R Block, and I was hoping to get some expert tax advice to share for this coming tax season. One of the biggest changes most people […]

Estimate Your Tax Refund With TurboTax TaxCaster Calculator

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Tweet A Tax Refund Estimate Calculator Are you wondering if you’re going to get a tax refund or maybe owe Uncle Sam this year? Well, instead of waiting until you completely go through your tax return you can plug in some numbers and get a rough estimate today. This can be especially helpful if you […]