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.
June 21, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This week: A reader needs to rely on the kindness of the IRS. Believe it or not, that can work.
June 8, 2017 | Gregory Cox
Rich or poor, hackers want your information
May 17, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader fears for her boyfriend’s future — and her own.
May 4, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Hint: His name starts with T and ends with rump. But at least it’s not Paul Ryan’s plan, and maybe if he gets a big break he’ll leave us all alone.
April 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn
A quarter of Americans expecting a tax return will spend their money before they get it.
April 21, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
The IRS will use private debt collectors who have failed before, including one the federal government is already suing for ripping consumers off.
April 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn
If you could get out of paying your taxes, would you rather gain 20 pounds, drop Wi-Fi for a year, or see your credit score plummet?
April 14, 2017 | Joe Pye
They finish their taxes early and save their refunds out of fear of messing up.
April 13, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Tax-related identity theft is increasing, and experts say we ignore easy ways to protect ourselves by stressing about filing.
April 6, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Trump thinks so, but research shows they do far more good than harm.
March 28, 2017 | Dori Zinn
As more Americans plan to save their tax refunds, fewer plan shopping sprees.
March 24, 2017 | Joe Pye
Most of us are confident we can file our taxes, but we hate doing it.
March 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn
We might have had billions of dollars in tax fraud last year but most Americans aren’t worried about getting scammed.
March 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most Americans will save their money or pay off debt with their returns.
March 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most of us will stash away our refunds this year, as fewer Americans plan to spend them.
March 2, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Donald Trump’s first speech to Congress Tuesday night was a nice change of pace. But actually doing stuff would be better.
February 24, 2017 | Money Talks News
It’s time. Your W-2s and 1099s are likely making their way to your mailbox or inbox right now. Odds are good you’re ready to get your taxes done as soon as possible, since the odds are also good you’re getting a refund. Last year, about 80 percent of Americans got one, averaging around $2,800. But as […]
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.
February 16, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
These desperate White House petitions aren’t getting much attention. Some of them deserve it.
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.
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.
November 9, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is both scared and suspicious after receiving an email.
November 2, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader keeps hearing commercials about “settling back taxes.”
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.
September 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s spouse didn’t turn in his taxes this year. What happens now?
September 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to save now for their infant son’s college, but her spouse has serious doubts.
July 11, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
They’ve all got into tax trouble with the IRS – for silly reasons.
January 19, 2016 | Money Talks News
An IRS plan to focus on helping taxpayers via online accounts could cost you, a taxpayer watchdog warns.
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.
February 11, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know what to do if you owe taxes and cannot pay.
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.
February 4, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know how to pay off tax debt without getting in (more) trouble.