Tax Tips

Tax Tips

Our experts will count down moves to make to lower your tax bill.

June 25, 2019

Taxes on Fireworks: Is Your State a Dud?

A handful of states impose special excise taxes on the sale of consumer fireworks.

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June 5, 2019

How Much Tax Will James Holzhauer Pay on His 'Jeopardy!' Winnings?

The IRS and California will take about 46% of the game-show star's winnings.

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May 29, 2019

Health Savings Account Limits for 2020

Annually adjusted contribution limits and other requirements must be met if you're covering health care costs with an HSA in 2020.

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May 24, 2019

Want a Bigger Tax Refund Next Year? Check Your Withholding!

The number of withholding allowances you claim on your W-4 form can affect the size of your next tax refund. Start with our new withholding calculator.

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April 27, 2017

How to Handle an IRS Audit of Your Tax Return

Don't panic, but arm yourself with knowledge. We provide links to the manuals IRS agents use to know what to look for when auditing various kinds of businesses.

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May 9, 2019

IRS Form W-4: How Many Allowances Should I Claim?

The answer to this question will affect both your paycheck and next year's tax refund, so it's important to get this tricky number and your withholding right.

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April 16, 2019

How Long Should You Keep Tax Records?

Hold onto your tax documents at least until the time limit for an audit runs out—and keep some records even longer.

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April 16, 2019

Miss the Tax Deadline? What to Do If You Forgot to File Taxes

If you owe Uncle Sam money, filing your tax return late (or never) can come with costly complications.

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April 11, 2019

Tax Day 2019: When's the Last Day to File Taxes?

Federal income tax returns are due April 15 for most taxpayers. However, some people have a little extra time. Are you one of them?

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April 9, 2019

When Are 2019 Estimated Tax Payments Due?

If you're making estimated tax payments, pay close attention to the due dates. You could be penalized by the IRS if you miss a deadline.

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April 8, 2019

Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filing

As you rush to meet the tax filing deadline, here are some pointers to bring your stress level down.

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April 5, 2019

How to Get an Extension for Filing Your Tax Return

Can't file your tax return by April 15? Don't panic. It's easy to ask the IRS for more time.

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March 14, 2019

Is There an Unclaimed Tax Refund Waiting for You?

The IRS has $1.4 billion in refunds from 2015 waiting to be claimed. Is any of that money yours?

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January 15, 2019

Will the Government Shutdown Delay My Tax Refund?

Despite the shutdown, the IRS says it will provide refunds to taxpayers without delay. We’re not so sure.

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January 14, 2019

Are Estimated Taxes Still Due Despite the Government Shutdown?

Don’t think you can skip your January 15, 2019 estimated tax payment, for 2018’s fourth quarter, just because IRS employees are furloughed.

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January 8, 2019

When Is the Earliest You Can File Your Tax Return in 2019?

Like to file your taxes early? Good news: The IRS will begin processing 2018 tax returns on time, despite the government shutdown.

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January 8, 2019

Tax Day 2019: When Is the Last Day to File Taxes?

Most taxpayers must file federal income tax returns by April 15. However, there are some exceptions to the familiar tax filing deadline.

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