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IRS Holding over $1 Billion in Unclaimed Income Tax Refunds

Posted by thallissey on Jun 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you haven’t claimed an old income tax refund check in the past few years, you might be in luck. The IRS may still be holding on to your money. Anyone is eligible to claim a tax refund up to three years after the filing date.

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Topics: Tax Laws, Tax Returns, IRS

How to Get More Personal Tax Preparation Done in Less Time

Posted by thallissey on Apr 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Since the tax deadline clock is ticking, it’s time to get to get down to business. Even if you haven’t done any tax preparation yet, it’s still not too late. Our five tips will help you get everything done by April 18.

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Topics: Tax Planning, Tax Returns, IRS

How to Handle Stress before the Tax Return Deadline

Posted by thallissey on Mar 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tax season can be a trying time for many Americans. Individuals and business owners often have a lot on their plate as they scramble to meet the tax return deadline. If you are one of those people experiencing a high level of stress, these three tips can help make tax time less taxing.

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Topics: Tax Planning, Tax Returns

2017 Tax Season Dates and Deadlines to Know

Posted by thallissey on Jan 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tax season is just around the corner. This year, the IRS will begin accepting paper and electronic tax returns on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. However, the final deadline for filing is not until Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

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Topics: Tax Planning, Tax Returns

5 Tax Return Tips for Newlyweds

Posted by thallissey on Dec 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

As a newlywed, you anticipate change, but you often don’t realize that your new marital status impacts tax return preparation, too. Before tax time approaches, it’s important to make several adjustments. From names changes to filing status and everything in between, this is what you need to know to get ready for tax season.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns

6 Practical Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Posted by thallissey on Apr 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When you receive your tax refund this year, it may be tempting to go out and spend it. But, that’s not your only option. More financially prudent taxpayers choose to invest in their future. Here are six ways to smartly spend your refund.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Tax Returns

How to Spot an IRS Phone Scam this Tax Season

Posted by thallissey on Feb 18, 2016 9:38:11 AM

As tax refund checks are beginning to be issued nationwide, the IRS recently warned everyone to be on high alert to avoid becoming the victim of an IRS phone scam. The warning was issued after a government agency recorded more than 5,000 victims of tax scams since October 2013.

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Topics: Tax Returns, IRS scams, IRS

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