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7 Legal Ways to Reduce Your Tax Bill

Looking for ways to slash your tax bill? Laura reviews seven legitimate ways to eliminate your entire tax bill or increase your tax refund and keep more of your money.

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5 Tips for Keeping Tax and Other Financial Records

Filing cabinet overstuffed? It’s time to get clarity on which documents you can safely toss, what records you should save, and for how long. Laura reviews five tips for keeping tax and other financial records and staying compliant with IRS rules.

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7 Answers to Frequently Asked Income Tax Questions

Money Girl answers 7 common questions about paying income tax that will help you comply with the law, minimize what you owe, understand tax deductions and credits, pay household workers or nannies properly, and avoid trouble if you can’t pay Uncle Sam on time.

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IRS Fresh Start

If you are struggling with tax debt and feel like it’s an endless journey, your situation may not be as dire as you think. The IRS Fresh Start initiative was created to make it easier and more accessible for people to repay or settle their tax debt. Taxes often seem overwhelming and over-complicated, like a […]

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Innocent Spouse Relief for Back Taxes

When it comes to back taxes, the IRS doesn’t let an unpaid debt go easily. In truth, there are very few ways to qualify for tax debt forgiveness – even partial forgiveness. That makes Innocent Spouse relief unique, because it’s one of the few ways you can qualify for full tax forgiveness. What is Innocent […]

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Back Taxes: End Your Challenges with Unpaid Tax Debt

What are back taxes? Back taxes are any taxes that you owe that remain unpaid after the year that they are due. Basically, if you let an entire filing year go by without paying the IRS what you owe, it’s considered “back taxes.” It’s important to note that even taxes you don’t pay within a […]

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Tax Debt Consolidation

When you want to consolidate unpaid tax debt from multiple years into a single repayment plan, you typically use an installment agreement (IA). We explain how this differs from credit card and student loan consolidation and how it works.


Answers to Common—and Not So Common—Tax Questions

As tax-filing seasons go, the past two years have been unlike any other. Income tax filings have been delayed and this year taxpayers need to get updated information on child tax credits and stimulus. It’s created a filing panic as we approach the May 17 filing deadline for 2020 federal income taxes. So, here’s everything […]