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Ways to Save on Taxes All Year Round

If you managed to claim every possible tax break that you deserved when you filed your return last spring, pat yourself on the back. But don't stop there. Here's why.

Smarter Ways to Give to Charity

Many people scramble to make charitable contributions before Dec. 31 to get a tax break, but that may not be the best move for either their finances or charities.

Will Americans Get Our Tax Breaks Back?

Tax planning is hard even under the best of circumstances. But when you can't be sure what the tax laws will be in the year ahead, it becomes almost impossible.

8 Tax Breaks Expiring at the End of 2013

April 15 may seem like a long way off, but with a little planning before the end of the year, you could take advantage of tax breaks to help you lower your tax bill.

5 Ways to Pay the IRS Less Next April

If you're still in shock from the amount of taxes you just paid, start working now to reduce what you send the IRS next year. Here are five ways you can shave your tax bill.

How to Amend a Tax Return

If you're just now realizing that you missed out on a tax deduction or credit for 2012, don't worry: You can file an amended return for up to three years.

Last-Minute Tax Filing Tips

Use these tax filing tips to avoid missing deductions or credits and paying the IRS more than you owe. Or worse, making mistakes that could get you in trouble with the taxman.

8 States Making Tax Changes: Some Painful, Some Pleasant

As you prepare your tax returns for 2012, be warned: A number of states have made or are considering big changes to their state income taxes. With some of those changes already having taken effect, you need to know whether you're in the line of fire -- or in line for a tax break.

Will Cupid's Arrow Stick You With a Higher Tax Bill?

It's hard to think of a less romantic topic than tax planning. But if Valentine's Day happens to bring a proposal, you might want to know a bit more about some of the financial consequences of you and your honey tying the knot.