tax filing

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.

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.

Ready for Your Tax Refund? The IRS Is Ready for Your Return

Millions of Americans count on getting their tax refunds as soon as possible, but thanks to Congress, ASAP hasn't been all that soon this year. However, the IRS has worked through all the changes from the long-delayed fiscal cliff deal and is ready to start taking all of our tax returns.

Free Tax Help: 4 Ways to Get It

You have to do your tax return, but with the tax laws as complicated as they are, that job's tougher than ever. If you need help but don't want to pay through the nose, here are some resources that can get you tax filing assistance for free.

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.

Will Tax Refunds Go Out on Time? Late AMT Fix Has IRS Scrambling

The fiscal cliff compromise has been signed, clearing up a host of questions about taxes for the near future, and the year that just ended. But the long wait for answers left the IRS in limbo, and that may mean millions of refund checks will be delayed too.

11 Steps for Reducing Your Taxes

Take these 11 steps for reducing your taxesBy now, you're aware there's no magic bullet for reducing your taxes. But you can take several steps to reduce your overall tax bill this April. Here...