IRS

More than the CIA or FBI, the IRS may just be the most feared three-letter organization in our federal government. But ignoring the IRS about new information on your taxes and changes in tax code is a fast way to leave money on the table that should be in your pocket. Debt.com’s tax experts wade through the info to give you just what you need to file effectively.

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The Big, Important Tax Credit You’re Missing

February 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The majority of Americans are eligible for a tax credit just for saving retirement money, but aren’t aware this credit exists.

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Financial Issues Real Americans Want Trump to Solve

February 16, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

These desperate White House petitions aren’t getting much attention. Some of them deserve it.

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Good News! More Time to File Taxes This Year

February 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn

You get two extra days to file your taxes, but with some changes that are in effect this year you shouldn’t wait to file. Especially because your refund might be delayed if you claim a certain tax credit.

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How to Prepare and File Your Taxes for Free

February 1, 2017 | Dori Zinn

There are plenty of ways to pay for tax help, but you don’t necessarily have to. The Internal Revenue Service helps millions of people annually file their taxes for free.

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Ask The Expert: Is This IRS Letter Legit Or A Scam? [video]

November 9, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is both scared and suspicious after receiving an email.

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Ask The Expert: Are Those Radio Ads About Taxes Legit?

November 2, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader keeps hearing commercials about “settling back taxes.”

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How to Use 529 College Savings and Not Run Afoul of the IRS

October 18, 2016 | Money Talks News

They’re great for covering the cost of tuition and more, but you need to follow the rules or the tax man will get you.

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Ask The Expert: My Husband Is Taxing My Patience!

September 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader’s spouse didn’t turn in his taxes this year. What happens now?

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Ask The Expert: My Husband Hates 529 Plans. Is He Right?

September 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to save now for their infant son’s college, but her spouse has serious doubts.

Dvorkin On Debt: 5 Hollywood Actors You Don’t Want To Be Like [infographic]

July 11, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

They’ve all got into tax trouble with the IRS – for silly reasons.

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Filing Your Taxes Might Become More Costly, Complicated

January 19, 2016 | Money Talks News

An IRS plan to focus on helping taxpayers via online accounts could cost you, a taxpayer watchdog warns.

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The Top Use For Tax Refunds: Paying Off Debt

March 25, 2015 | Jess Miller

Believe it or not, people are getting more responsible with their tax refunds. But it’s even better for you if you don’t get a refund at all.

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Ask The Expert: Help Me Get Out Of Tax Debt!

February 11, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know what to do if you owe taxes and cannot pay.

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14 Places to Get Your Taxes Done For Free Online — And The Catches

February 5, 2015 | Brandon Ballenger

If you make less than $60,000 a year, you don’t have to pay for an accountant or online tax software. You can get free tax prep and a fast refund.

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Get IRS Tax Debt Help?

February 4, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to pay off tax debt without getting in (more) trouble.