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The IRS Wants to Tax Your Illegal Income

Believe it or not, the federal government requires that money acquired through illegal means be reported and taxed just like legitimate income. The instructions are right there on the income tax form.

The 10 Biggest Tax Mistakes I See: A CPA Tells All

Given how complex the tax code is, it's not surprising that people mess up when filing their returns -- making mistakes that can cost you thousands of dollars. CPA Gary Craig offers these tips on how to avoid the top tax filing blunders.

The Finances of Freelancing: Tax Tips for Confused Contractors

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 2012, here's what you should know, before those 1099 forms start arriving.

5 Ways to Avoid an IRS Audit

Getting audited isn't the end of the world, but we'd all prefer not to be. To minimize your chances of getting a surprise letter from the IRS, here are five things to do when you file your tax return this year.

Occupy the IRS? TaxKilla Shows You How to Bend the Tax Code

Every April, resistance to taxes becomes a national hobby. The rebellious souls at taxKilla.org take that resistance to the extreme by encouraging the broad use of tax loopholes and iffy methods to reduce what you pay to the IRS. But there's nothing illegal about it.

Dispelling the Top 12 Myths About Life Insurance

There's something about life insurance that just freaks some people out -- we'd prefer not to consider our mortality. But September is life insurance awareness month, and lack of knowledge breeds fuzzy thinking. So we've sorted some facts from fictions and debunked an even dozen myths about life insurance.