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IRS Provides the Cheapest And Most Effective Way to File Your TaxesDerajApr 13, 201503509
Are you thinking of going to a tax professional to have them help you file your taxes? That is an option, and a good one for many people, but it doesn't have to be the only option for many others. The IRS offers free e-filing for basic returns and has partnered with e-file.com to offer two more low-cost services for individuals and businesses who need additional services.A variety of factors will determine which e-file you should use, but the cost of them tend to be cheaper than other online tax services or if you see a tax professional. Below is a breakdown of the three options that the IRS and e-file.com offer for tax filers.
Common Tax Mistakes That Could Cause Your Refund to be DelayedDerajApr 8, 201506369
It happens to the best of us. You file your taxes with the IRS and are looking forward to receiving your tax return check. You are certain that all of your T's are crossed and all of your I's are dotted, but something went wrong and you hear back from the IRS that you need to correct some errors before they will be able to fully process your return. Now you will have to wait to buy that new appliance or hold off on the vacation you had planned. If you want to avoid that then it's important to be aware of some the most common mistakes that will cause your refund check to be delayed.
Social Security - Decisions Made Now Can Affect You Later in LifenotxesApr 1, 2015051085
Deciding the best time to begin receiving your Social Security benefits is a decision every individual must address by themselves or with their family, but that does not mean there aren't a variety of tools out there that can help you determine the best way to get the most out of your Social Security. Every individual in America has a different financial situation and the time you should start drawing your Social Security benefits will depend greatly on your current and future financial outlook.
Determining if you Qualify for Medicaid is as Easy as 1, 2, 3JartonMar 25, 2015042174
Have you ever checked to see if you and your family are eligible for Medicaid? It seems like a simple question, but there are many individuals and families in America who are unaware that they actually qualify for Medicaid either because their state expanded it under the Affordable Care Act or because they only make a certain amount of money each year in the states that did not.Applying for Medicaid is not as difficult as many people may make it out to be. Each state has set their guidelines for who is eligible for the program and if you fall within those guidelines then you may qualify for coverage.
A National Sales Tax Would Help the Middle ClassDerajMar 24, 201505373
Instituting a national sales tax has been debated, albeit halfheartedly, for years now. While I don't foresee our representatives in Washington tackling this issue anytime soon, it is still something that I've spent a lot of time thinking about, especially when it comes to the question of whether it will help or hurt the middle and lower classes.
5 Simple Steps For Making Tax Day As Painless As PossibleJ.K.LogicMar 21, 201503423
April 15th, otherwise own as Tax Day, is ever nearing. If you're one of the millions of Americans that has decided to put off your filing to closer to deadline day and are trying to jog your memory back into tax filing gear, no worries. That's what this entry is for. Simple reminders and some hints and possibly some unknown extension filing techniques will be listed below, to get you all the info you will need to file your taxes in easy (enough) fashion.Let's see. How abouts we break this down into 5 easy steps? Here we go...
How To Know When To Use the 1040, 1040A or the 1040EZ FormYellowSubmarineMar 16, 2015041421
Getting ready to sit down and manually or electronically file your taxes? Have you yet been confused by the 3 different filing options you have with the 1040 forms? You're not alone. And even if you have a tax pro or some super slick tax software wade the waters for you, perhaps you might find educational the difference between the main 3 forms that one can file and submit to the IRS for tax purposes, being the: 1040EZ, the 1040A, and finally the 1040.
Six Things That Determine If You Are Eligible For The Child Tax CreditDerajMar 15, 201505517
The Child Tax Credit is one of the most straight forward tax credits that are available for Americans of all tax brackets. First enacted in 1997 and expanded in 2001, this credit has helped offset the cost of raising an eligible child under the age of seventeen. The credit currently stands at $1,000 per eligible child and there is no limit on the number of dependents who qualify as long as they meet these six standards at the end of the 2014 tax year, but there is a limit on the amount of money a parent can earn in order to receive the full credit of $1,000 per dependent child.1.

Latest Member Forum Threads

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Enough to Live On?Deraj
Mar 28 2015 3:20 PM
J.K.Logic
Apr 27 2015 3:15 PM
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How Everyone's Tax Dollars Were Spent in 2014 by %YellowSubmarine
Apr 22 2015 11:14 PM
Jarton
Apr 25 2015 1:58 PM
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Your Location Should Determine Your Tax BracketDeraj
Mar 30 2015 3:39 PM
Deraj
Apr 24 2015 11:14 AM
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A novel idea: the IRS could automate Tax Daybryce28
Apr 15 2015 10:29 PM
J.K.Logic
Apr 21 2015 12:07 AM
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Paying taxes on Social Security benefitsYellowSubmarine
Apr 15 2015 3:58 PM
J.K.Logic
Apr 21 2015 12:03 AM
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Tax Day is Upon Us!Deraj
Apr 15 2015 12:51 PM
bryce28
Apr 18 2015 8:05 PM
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More Divorcees Should Be Aware Of Innocent Spouse ReliefYellowSubmarine
Apr 14 2015 8:18 PM
Deraj
Apr 18 2015 4:12 PM
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If You Don't Owe, There Is No Penalty For Filing LateJ.K.Logic
Apr 15 2015 9:54 PM
Richard1022
Apr 16 2015 10:27 AM
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What are the Best States to Register a Business (LLC) Tax Wise?HereAndThere
Apr 15 2015 3:27 AM
J.K.Logic
Apr 15 2015 3:47 PM
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John Oliver, Michael Bolton and the IRSbryce28
Apr 13 2015 10:54 PM
Deraj
Apr 15 2015 12:41 PM
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