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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.

How to Prepare for a Tax Audit

It's no secret that the IRS is ramping up the number of audits in an attempt to close the "tax gap." That's the term the IRS is using to account for...

Have Tax Problems? A Tax-Relief Firm May Only Add to Them

Tax-resolution scams are on the rise as unethical companies peddling tax-relief services prey on people who owe back taxes. Here's what you need to know before you sign up for any tax-resolution services. Even better, here's why you should avoid most such firms.