Tax season is hardly anyone’s favorite time of the year, but filing your taxes correctly is critical to your financial success. Filing right maximizes your tax refund and keeps more money in your pocket each month; filing wrong could lead to the dreaded IRS audit. So Debt.com has you covered with the latest news and tips on how to file your taxes this year.
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 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.
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.
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 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Forty percent of American families are making thousands of dollars in medical, auto, or tax payments at some point in a year but even after paying, they’re suffering from crippling debt.
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 14, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony
Higher tax penalties and lower tax bills projected for 2017.
November 3, 2016 | Debt.com
Yes, you should think hard about what to do with this extra money.
October 25, 2016 | Money Talks News
Making these simple moves now can take a big bite out of what you owe Uncle Sam next April.
September 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s spouse didn’t turn in his taxes this year. What happens now?
March 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Where polling matters most isn’t in politics. It’s in personal finance.
March 7, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Doing your taxes isn’t fun, but the results can still make you smile.
January 19, 2016 | Money Talks News
An IRS plan to focus on helping taxpayers via online accounts could cost you, a taxpayer watchdog warns.
December 15, 2015 | Money Talks News
Adding these renewable-energy systems to your home can lower heating or cooling costs — and your tax bill.
August 11, 2015 | John Rampton
Sure, there’s accounting software. But sometimes, you need a human being to help you.
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.
March 9, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
While most of us will do the right things, these otherwise intelligent adults will do this.
February 23, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Give me 20 minutes, I’ll give you a guarantee: You’ll learn how to save big bucks on just about everything.
February 17, 2015 | Brandon Ballenger
Most people don’t know that if you’re saving for retirement on a modest income, the federal government will cut you a break on taxes.
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 2, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Identity theft is already a serious problem. Combine it with tax season, and it’s a disaster.
April 8, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
There’s still time to stuff an IRA full of tax-deferred or tax-free cash.
March 24, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
The percentage of Americans who understand government spending is smaller than the percentage of tax money spent on national defense.
March 19, 2014 | Brian Bienkowski
States could be itching to audit the 62 percent of Americans who don’t pay this online use tax.