Personal Finance & Credit / Taxes

  • The IRS is hiring debt collectors: Here's what you need to know!

      

    The Internal Revenue Service will soon begin using private collection firms for some overdue federal tax debts, the department announced Monday. The new program, authorized under a federal...

  • Here's why you may be getting a tax break

      

    When tax season rolls around, most of us are just relieved to get our paperwork in on time. Now, according to Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, a software solutions provider for tax, accounting...

  • Prepare now for the 2016 tax return

      

    It’s probably the last thing on your mind right now. But here are some changes you need to make now to prepare for next year’s tax return.

  • E-Tax Filing

      

    Tax prep and electronic tax filing software Government sites: Free IRS e-file - Free online tax preparation and electronic filing services now available to at least 75% of all individual...

  • Ways to reduce your chance of tax return identity theft

      

    Follow these easy steps to avoid becoming a victim of tax fraud this year.

  • Your iPhone calendar is wrong: Tax Day is not April 15 this year!

      

    Good news if you thought Tax Day was this Friday. You've got a reprieve until Monday, April 18 to get your taxes filed thanks to a little-known federal holiday! Read more: Apple banned...

  • The IRS hack: What’s at risk, and what to do

      

    The IRS says around 700,000 people had their personal information stolen in last year’s hack. Here’s what to do next.

  • 4 smart ways to reinvest your tax refund in your home

      

    Are you getting a tax refund this year? According to the IRS, about half of all taxpayers over pay their taxes. For those who do, the average refund now amounts to a little more than...

  • Should married couples file taxes jointly or separately?

      

    Married couples have the choice of filing their taxes jointly or separately. What is the best option for you and your spouse? Generally, it is to file jointly – but there are several factors...

  • Why tax policy in America needs a clean sheet

      

    Editor's note: Clark Howard wrote this story in 2013 about the tax code. Since it's that time again, we thought you'd enjoy it.  What we're currently doing with tax policy...

  • Here's how the government spends your tax money

      

    With another tax season upon us, many people may be wondering what the government does with all the money we fork over every year. The National Priorities Project is a nonpartisan research...

  • Here are the best tax firms in every state

      

    Emotions surrounding tax season range from dread to eager anticipation. Depending on your financial situation, it could be a complicated process. ​However, effective tax filing can result in...

  • IRS tool meant to protect identity theft victims may be vulnerable to identity thieves

      

    A new report from security website KrebsonSecurity warns consumers that a tool provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) -- that's meant to prevent identity theft -- is...

  • 'Get Transcript' IRS hack keeps getting worse, more taxpayers affected

      

    The Internal Revenue Service revealed hackers gained access to personal information for more than 700,000 individuals, more than twice as many as previously thought. The breach was...

  • Who is likely to face a tax audit and who isn't?

      

    The IRS audit: Everyone dreads it and so few know how to handle it! Fortunately, the good news is that audits are less common in general because of a severe budget crunch at the IRS. Read more:...