Don't just give your money away to an accountant. With all the tax software on the market today, it's easier than ever to keep your cash and file your own tax return.
Many of the most common tax-planning strategies used to accelerate income or defer deductions had to be implemented by Dec. 31, but others remain ripe for the picking.
As you prepare to wade into your 2013 taxes, you might want to consider ways to cut your 2014 tax bill. Among the best options available? Getting serious about your 401(k).
Even if you use software or hire a professional, mistakes can be made when preparing your income tax return. Here are some of the more common goofs.
Save on taxes with energy-efficient home improvements, caring for a parent, refinancing points, earned income tax credit and more.
As the year draws to a close, you've got one last opportunity to be sure you're in Uncle Sam's good graces when it comes time to settle up on your 2013 federal income taxes.
As the year winds down, it's worth making sure that you are minimizing your 2013 tax bill.
Most people don't think about taxes until at least February. But if you spend 10 minutes now with the IRS calculator, you can avoid a lot of the stress come next spring.
Corporations and wealthy individuals have already prepared for tax day by assiduously spending money in deliberate ways to minimize their tax liability.
It's April -- prime hunting season for tax deductions -- and you won't believe what your fellow taxpayers have tried, and sometimes gotten away with, on their returns.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages rebounded last week as interest rates pulled back for the first time in three weeks, fresh data show.
If the Supreme Court overturns the federal Defense of Marriage Act, some married same-sex couples could save $8,000 or more in income tax.
The federal corporate tax rate is 35% but that's not what most big companies pay, and the disparities can be huge: Some pay billions, while others pay nothing.
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All college students should try to take advantage of one of these four major education-related tax breaks.
The vast majority of freelancers like being independent workers -- right up until they have to deal with the added complexity it puts on their taxes. If you freelanced in...