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Donor-Advised Funds: A Timely, Tax-Wise Way to Give to Charity

Time is running out to make tax-deductible charitable contributions for 2012. If you'd like to donate at least $5,000 before the end of the year, you may want to consider doing it through a donor-advised fund, which provides special tax bonuses, flexibility and anonymity.

Tax Tips: How to Make the Most of a Bad Investment

It happens to even the best investors: Sometimes, what seems like a smart investment turns out to be a big loser. But even if you suffer a complete loss, you can still salvage something from your experience when you file your tax return.

5 Surprisingly Smart Ways to Blow $1,000 of Your Tax Refund

You may see your tax refund check as a choice between a crazy splurge and responsible saving. But you could also put that money to work for you less conventionally. Here are five good ways to spend $1,000 of your April windfall that you might not have considered.

Tax Season Scams: How to Avoid the Fake Refund Cons

Uncle Sam isn't the only one looking to collect from taxpayers this year: A rapidly growing number of Internet scammers are also using the guise of the IRS to siphon money out of consumers' pockets, security experts say.

Filing a Tax Extension

It's inevitable: You're fairly sure you're going to have all your tax documentation together, and then something goes awry. You don't receive all...

Who Must File a Tax Return?

In 2010, just under 139 million individual tax returns were filed with the IRS. That number, down about 2% from 2009, represents fewer than half of...

Tax Tips: Where to file your return

This will be the last official "Tax Tips" post for this tax season. If I haven't helped you by now, I don't think there's much help I can offer you....