Personal Finance & Credit / Taxes

  • The dangers of using public WiFi for tax e-filing

      

    If you're using online tax-prep software to file your returns, I want you to be sure you don't do it over a public WiFi connection. Coffee shops and libraries are considerations for many...

  • 2017 estimated tax refund schedule

      

    Wondering when your refund check is going to come from Uncle Sam? Wonder no more! Read more: Top 5 tax refund myths debunked Here's when you'll likely get your money... Selena...

  • Busted: Money mule for fake IRS phone scammers in India faces FTC heat

      

    Finally! A Florida-based man who worked overtime with overseas scammers to get your money is getting what he deserves... Read more: Warning: There's a new IRS scam coming to your...

  • 6 tips to help you get ready for filing taxes

      

    The IRS started formally accepting tax returns on January 23. We all know tax filing season can be stressful. But if you plan right and have some basic paperwork together, filing your taxes can be...

  • Make any home improvements last year? You could get a tax break

      

    If you made any home improvements in 2016, you may be eligible for a tax break or two. Certain home improvements — or certain lines of credit that can be used for home improvements —...

  • Looking for a new job? You may be eligible for this tax break!

      

    Hunting for a new job can be an expensive endeavor, but did you know that some of the costs you’ve incurred during your search may be tax deductible? Job search expenses can typically be...

  • Top 5 tax refund myths debunked

      

    Every tax season, there's a lot of anxiety surrounding tax refunds. Everyone wants to get their money as soon as possible and we're all antsy until that direct deposit hits our accounts or...

  • 10 states where your Amazon purchases are now going to be taxed

      

    For much of America, paying sales tax on your Amazon purchases is nothing new. Yet in small states where the company doesn't have any business operations, Amazon has been a no-tax...

  • Free state and federal tax filing options for 2017

      

    The IRS Free File program is now open and offers free tax prep software that can benefit about 75% of American taxpayers. Free tax filing options from the IRS Free File program There are two...

  • The key to preventing tax return identity theft is...

      

    Thinking about putting off filing your taxes for several more weeks? There's a compelling reason why you might not want to. Read more: Where’s your tax refund? How to get a...

  • 3 ways to avoid tax fraud

      

    Tax season has arrived — and unfortunately, that means scammers are on the prowl! So what do you need to know in order to safeguard your identity and your wallet...

  • Where’s your tax refund? How to get a personalized refund date

      

    If you’re expecting a tax refund this year, there’s a simple way to find out exactly when you’ll get your money!  Waiting for a tax refund? Track it!  Read...

  • This tool calculates how the Trump tax plan will impact you

      

    Taxes were a hot topic during election season. And rightfully so, since tax policies can have a significant impact on the bank accounts of everyday Americans. So if you're wondering...

  • 7 tax credits every homeowner should be aware of

      

    The benefits of home ownership are many. There is, of course, the monetary investment you hope will increase over time, and even more than that, most people gain a sense of stability and belonging...

  • 12 tax breaks for middle class families

      

    There are many tax breaks for middle class families, but often one or more of these tax breaks is commonly missed.  Taking advantage of tax breaks aimed at working families can...