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Avoid These Classic Taxpayer Errors

Changing rules and new forms make it easy to make mistakes when filing taxes. Before sending your return, make sure you're not making these classic errors.

Is the Saver's Tax Credit Right for You?

Low- and moderate-income families can save money on their taxes every year with the Saver's Credit. That includes contributions to traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, and 401(k)s.

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.

5 Tax Credits You Can't Afford to Miss

By cutting your tax bill dollar-for-dollar, tax credits are a can't-miss way to pay less to the IRS. Here are five tax credits you need to know about.

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.

The Most-Overlooked Tax Deductions

Cut your tax bill to the bone by claiming all the breaks you're owed, including some you may have forgotten or might have never heard of. Here are the top missed deductions.

9 Year-End Tax Tips for Non-Millionaires

If you're a millionaire, lowering your taxes can be complicated. But for the rest of us who are not near the top tax brackets, minimizing payments to Uncle Sam can be simpler. Here are some tips to help you lower your tax bill.

New Tax Credit Exchange Sheds Light in a Dark Economic Corner

Many state and local governments offer businesses tax credits to give them an incentive to create jobs. A good deal -- unless your company's tax bill is already too low for tax credits to help. Enter, the new Online Incentives Exchange -- a place where companies can turn those credits into cash.

IRS To-Dos Before You Say 'I Do'

In many cases, getting married can mean big changes in your tax situation, and the sooner you start planning, the more likely it is you'll avoid some huge pitfalls that snare many newlyweds.

Your Taxes Are Due!

Unless you've filed for an extension, today is the last day to get your taxes turned in to the IRS. It also happens to be Tax Freedom Day, when the average American has worked enough to have paid their taxes for the year.

The Tax Break That Millions Miss Out On

There's a popular tax break out there that paid more than 26 million workers a total of nearly $59 billion last year. Yet as many as 1 in 4 of those who qualify for this tax credit failed to claim it, missing out on hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. That break is the earned income tax credit.

12 Money-Saving Year-End Tax Tips You Shouldn't Miss

Although the end of 2011 is near, it's not too late to make sure you don't owe more to the IRS than you need to on April 15. Here are some tax-smart moves to make before you head out to that New Year's Eve party.

Beat the Clock on These 6 Vanishing Tax Breaks

They say good things come to those who wait. They also say he who hesitates is lost. But when it comes to half a dozen juicy tax breaks, it's the second "they" you should listen to, because he who waits until Jan. 1, 2012, to take advantage of them will be out of luck.

10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Years ago, the fellow running the IRS told Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine that he figured millions of taxpayers overpaid their taxes every year by overlooking just one of these deductions. Don't be one of those millions: Read on, and find out how to cut your tax bill to the bone.

Top Five Tax Resolutions for 2011

While the pains and pressures of this year's tax season are fresh in your mind, give some thought to next April 15. Here are five tips from the personal finance pros for making next year's tax filing season less stressful and more monetarily rewarding.