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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.

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.

Your Tax Refund: What to Expect

The big question on the mind of everyone who expects to get money back from the IRS is when they'll receive their tax refund. But it's not just when you file your return that control that answer: The steps you take beforehand can make a big difference.

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.

6 Signs Your Tax Preparer Is Incompetent

There are far too many self-proclaimed "professional tax preparers" out there whom you shouldn't let anywhere near your 1040 Form. Here's how to tell you've picked the wrong person to do your taxes.

Happy 100th Birthday, Income Tax!

On Sunday, the 16th Amendment -- the one that laid the groundwork for a permanent federal income tax -- celebrated its 100th birthday. Needless to say, not everybody was lining up to celebrate.

Your Year-End Tax To-Do List: A 5-Step Plan

Nobody likes to spend the holidays thinking about taxes. But by spending a little time now, you can potentially give yourself a nice reward when your IRS refund comes next year. Here are five ways you can uncover tax savings between now and New Year's Eve.