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  • newNice-Try Tax Breaks Rejected by the Courts

    Nice-Try Tax Breaks Rejected by the Courts

    Over the years taxpayers have concocted a lot of zany arguments to justify their tax breaks We ve come up with 12 of the most creative ones that the courts decided did not quite work As secret agent Maxwell Smart would say Missed it by that much SEE…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 4:58pm -
  • Tax Mistakes Everyone Makes -- And How to Avoid Them

    Tax Mistakes Everyone Makes -- And How to Avoid Them

    Tax season is upon us and with it comes the joy of a tax refund, if you're lucky. If you're less fortunate, you might find yourself facing a high tax bill — or worse, a tax audit. When you file your taxes, there are a few easy-to-make mistakes you'…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 8:32am -
  • Make Sure You Have Proof to Support Your Charitable Tax Deductions

    Make Sure You Have Proof to Support Your Charitable Tax Deductions

    ANSWER The records you need depend on the type and the size of the gift It s important to keep the right records in your files so you don t lose the deduction if you re audited ANSWER The records you need depend on the type and the size of the gift I…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 5:06pm -
  • How to Get Your Taxes Done for Free

    How to Get Your Taxes Done for Free

    The cost of tax preparation can definitely put a dent in your wallet but there are lots of ways to cut that bill down to 0 or darn close if you know where to look Here are three tricks for getting your taxes done for free this year Scour tax software…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 8:03pm -
  • Tax Forms That Can Accidentally Increase Your Tax Bill

    Tax Forms That Can Accidentally Increase Your Tax Bill

    The upcoming blizzard of little 1099 tax forms which report various sources of income to the IRS brings two key dangers 1 Losing one that contains key information that needs to go on your 2017 tax return and 2 Thinking you have to include every dime…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 6:02pm -
  • How "Chained" Inflation Will Erode the New Tax Cuts

    How "Chained" Inflation Will Erode the New Tax Cuts

    Note The editors of Kiplinger s Personal Finance magazine and the Kiplinger Tax Letter are answering questions about the new tax law from subscribers to our free Kiplinger Today daily email See other reader Q amp As about the new tax law or submit yo…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 3:03pm -
  • Tax Cuts for Now. But What Happens in 2026?

    Tax Cuts for Now. But What Happens in 2026?

    Note The editors of Kiplinger s Personal Finance magazine and the Kiplinger Tax Letter are answering questions about the new tax law from subscribers to our free Kiplinger Today daily email See other reader Q amp As about the new tax law or submit yo…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 3:03pm -
  • An Investing Tax Break that Survived Under the New Tax Law

    An Investing Tax Break that Survived Under the New Tax Law

    Note The editors of Kiplinger s Personal Finance magazine and the Kiplinger Tax Letter are answering questions about the new tax law from subscribers to our free Kiplinger Today daily email See other reader Q amp As about the new tax law or submit yo…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 3:03pm -
  • Gaming the Mortgage Interest Deduction Under the New Tax Law

    Gaming the Mortgage Interest Deduction Under the New Tax Law

    Note The editors of Kiplinger s Personal Finance magazine and the Kiplinger Tax Letter are answering questions about the new tax law from subscribers to our free Kiplinger Today daily email See other reader Q amp As about the new tax law or submit yo…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 3:02pm -
  • Big Change Afoot for the "Kiddie Tax" Under the New Tax Law

    Big Change Afoot for the "Kiddie Tax" Under the New Tax Law

    Note The editors of Kiplinger s Personal Finance magazine and the Kiplinger Tax Letter are answering questions about the new tax law from subscribers to our free Kiplinger Today daily email See other reader Q amp As about the new tax law or submit yo…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 3:02pm -

TaxACT Blog

  • How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Without Getting Crushed by Rising Interest Rates

    How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Without Getting Crushed by Rising Interest Rates

    When most of us open a credit card account, we undoubtedly have every intention of using it responsibly and paying off the balance in full each month to avoid racking up unnecessary interest charges. But despite our best intentions, it’s not unusua…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
  • Student Loan Refinancing: 6 Things to Know

    Student Loan Refinancing: 6 Things to Know

    One of the biggest obstacles to paying down student loans can be the interest charges that pile up each month. Before you can pay down even one dollar in principal, you have to take care of all your monthly interest charges. Many federal student loan…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 11:47am -
  • 3 Year-End Tax Planning Strategies with the Tax Reform Bill in Mind

    3 Year-End Tax Planning Strategies with the Tax Reform Bill in Mind

    With the new tax reform bill signed, sealed and delivered just before the holidays, there are a few things you may want to take quick action on before Dec. 31 to maximize your tax benefits. While there is not a one-size-fits-all tax strategy, a few c…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Dec 17, 11:02am -
  • What to Do If You’re a Victim of Identity Theft

    What to Do If You’re a Victim of Identity Theft

    The thought of experiencing tax return identity theft can be quite terrifying. But it’s a reality millions of Americans face each year. A 2017 study conducted by the Insurance Information Institute found that $16 billion was stolen from 15.4 millio…
    - 37 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 1:12pm -
  • Freelancers: Manage Your 2018 Taxes Like a Boss

    Freelancers: Manage Your 2018 Taxes Like a Boss

    A new year means we’re all “jonesing” to be better versions of ourselves – for at least a few weeks anyway! And, naturally, many times that desire to do better spills over into our careers. As a freelancer hustling through life, capitalize on…
    - 43 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 6:27pm -

TurboTax Blog: Tax Break

  • newW-4 Withholding and Tax Reform

    W-4 Withholding and Tax Reform

    On December 22, the President signed the tax reform bill into law, but it’s important to keep in mind that for most people, the bill does not affect their taxes for 2017 (the ones they file in 2018). As you are sitting... Full Story
    - 19 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Sweepstakes: Your #TaxHero Is Ready When You Need It

    Sweepstakes: Your #TaxHero Is Ready When You Need It

    Tax refund season is here, and it’s time to start filing! Whether you’re a hardcore do-it-yourselfer or first-time filer, DIY tax filing doesn’t mean you’re alone. With TurboTax Live™, you can take advantage of a nationwide virtual network…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • Your Personal Tax Prep Checklist – Check Off These Documents Before Starting Your Taxes

    Your Personal Tax Prep Checklist – Check Off These Documents Before Starting Your Taxes

    If you are eager to file your taxes, either because you’re due a tax refund or you just want to get it out of the way, the IRS has announced they will be accepting paper and electronic returns starting Monday,... Full Story
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 4:25pm -
  • Self-Employed? Don’t Forget About the Estimated Tax Deadline

    Self-Employed? Don’t Forget About the Estimated Tax Deadline

    If you’ve taken the plunge into self-employment, congrats on being your own boss! Whether you’re working as a contractor or making money in the fast-growing sharing economy, don’t forget you may need to pay estimated taxes. The upcoming fourth…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Four Changes to Make This Year to Buy Your Dream Home

    Four Changes to Make This Year to Buy Your Dream Home

    The new year has just started and many people are looking ahead at what goals they want to knock out this year and beyond. One big goal many people have in mind for 2018 is purchasing a new house. Buying... Full Story
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 5:40am -
  • See Where You Truly Stand Financially with Turbo

    See Where You Truly Stand Financially with Turbo

    Ever wonder where you truly stand financially? Sure, you can get your credit score, but that is only part of the picture…not a holistic view of your financial health. That’s why we’ve created Turbo, a free (yes, free!) financial health... Full…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • IRS Announces E-file Open Day! Be the First In Line for Your Tax Refund

    IRS Announces E-file Open Day! Be the First In Line for Your Tax Refund

    The IRS announced today that it will begin processing tax returns on 1/31/14. The good news for you? TurboTax is open for business and will begin accepting tax returns on January 2, 2014!
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • TurboTax is Open and Accepting Tax Returns Now!

    TurboTax is Open and Accepting Tax Returns Now!

    The IRS will begin accepting e-filed tax returns on Monday, January 29, 2018. You can get started now and be first in line for your tax refund: TurboTax is accepting tax returns today and will securely hold them until the... Full Story
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 1:20pm -
  • New Year, New Tax Implications

    New Year, New Tax Implications

    Happy New Year! It’s a brand new year and new tax laws were signed into law over the holidays, but one thing to keep in mind is that for the vast majority of taxpayers, the new tax laws do not affect... Full Story
    - 18 days ago, 1 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

    Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

    Self-employed? There are special tax considerations for you.
    - 20 days ago, 30 Dec 17, 11:00am -

WSJ: Taxes

  • Why April 15 Has Lost Its Claim as 'Tax Day'
    Blame the timing of weekends, as well as the relatively new celebration of Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia, for why April 15 is no longer Tax Day in many years.
    - 26 Mar 17, 11:04pm -
  • U.S. Mining Swiss Bank Data to Find Tax Cheats
    The Justice Department has begun scrutinizing thousands of U.S. taxpayers’ Swiss bank accounts to compare bank information with what the taxpayers have reported to the IRS.
    - 1 Jul 16, 9:35am -
  • U.S. Investors May Owe China
    As access to mainland-listed ‘A shares’ expands, there are questions about tax on gains from 2009 through last year.
    - 26 Apr 15, 8:50am -
  • Taxes: How to Reverse a Mistake
    To fix an error on your tax return, file an amended return on Form 1040X.
    - 17 Apr 15, 8:51pm -
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