From Tummy Time To Tax Time: The New Parents’ Guide To Filing

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So much changes when you become a parent. You stop worrying about missing that trendy pop-up dinner, and start worrying about feedings and sleep schedules. Your idea of entertainment changes from an exciting night out with friends, to a relaxing evening of Netflix and a (hopefully) sleeping baby.

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What If Dogs Filed Taxes

What If Dogs Filed Taxes

We understand filing taxes may not be much fun, so we thought we’d have a little fun with a somewhat silly post on if dogs had to file a tax return.

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Oops, I just realized I forgot something on my tax return (What do I do now?)

What if after filing and going through your mental checklist you realize that, oops — you forgot to file something. What do you do now? Well the IRS has a form for that. It’s called the 1040X. There are many different reasons why it might be necessary to file an amended return such as a change in your income, deductions or credits.

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From Headache to Cakewalk

From Headache to Cakewalk

It’s the time of year when tax filing is on most people’s minds. Maybe you’re relieved to have filed early and to have already put your refund to good use. Maybe you’re currently up to your eyeballs in tax forms, hoping for the best. Or maybe you’re imagining all the cool things you could do with some extra cash as you eagerly await your refund.

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Strange State Tax Laws You Won’t Believe

Strange State Tax Laws You Won’t Believe

When you’re filing your federal taxes, plenty of the rules and requirements can leave you scratching your head. You can write off this, but not that. You can claim this credit, but only in this particular circumstance. It’s enough to get anyone confused.

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Reactions To IRS Tax Refund Status Updates: A Stream-of-Consciousness Diary

Reactions To IRS Tax Refund Status Updates: A Stream-of-Consciousness Diary

We frequently receive questions from users about the IRS’s Where’s My Refund? tool. This tool, which offers status updates on a taxpayer’s refund, can be extremely helpful but it can also lead to some unneeded anxiety when used too frequently. The tool says it’s only updated once a day and each time it changes may be cause for celebration, because you’re one step closer to your refund. However, following it too closely can add undue stress as demonstrated in the following hypothetical journey of a tax filer… Tuesday Yes!! I finally finished my taxes. Thank goodness – that’s been weighing

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The Ultimate Procrastination: Filing Taxes Late

Why do we procrastinate when it comes to tackling our tax returns? Before you file your taxes late, make sure you file a request for extension. Although it may require you to estimate and pay your taxes, filing an extension will allow you until October to finalize and file your tax return. The advantage to doing this, is it will help you to avoid the large penalties for failing to file your return.

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Asking For an Audit: The 4 Biggest Tax Filing Mistakes To Avoid

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You know the deal: unless you’re making some serious cash, it’s highly unlikely that the IRS will audit you. For Millennials, the likelihood of a tax audit is pretty close to zero. That is, unless you end up with a suspicious-looking tax return. But how do you know if your tax return looks suspicious? Well, if you’re trying to game the system, which, by the way, is a huge no-no, then chances are your tax return will have some red flags that spur the IRS to investigate.

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What to Know About Federal vs. State Taxes

What to Know About Federal vs. State Taxes

If you’re still a novice when it comes to filing your taxes, you may be pretty intimidated by the idea of filing two separate returns – federal and state. It sounds like double the work, right? Thankfully, that’s not entirely the case. Filing state taxes after you’ve filed your federal taxes doesn’t have to be difficult if you use a tax preparation software service like E-File.com. So what makes your state taxes different from your federal taxes? Here’s what you need to know. Federal income tax applies to everyone Federal income tax law is imposed by the federal government. As

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The 2018 tax reform bill (known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”)

The 2018 tax reform bill (known as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act")

The following is a quick introduction to the tax changes that may impact you (with one exception) as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it will help you get your bearings on this bill. SALT SALT is an acronym for “state and local taxes” and relates to a filer’s ability when itemizing deductions to deduct state income taxes and/or sales taxes. In the past, there wasn’t any limitation on the deduction of state and local taxes (and for residents living in states with notoriously high taxes like California and

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