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5 Tips For Doing Your Own Taxes

Save money — and maximize your refund — with these tips for doing your taxes all on you own.

03/03/2014

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What Triggers an IRS Tax Audit?

The odds of an audit can increase substantially depending on your income, types of income, deduction amount and changes you have made since filing your last tax return.

03/25/2013

Refund Money

Where’s My Refund? IRS Tool Answers That Question

The Internal Revenue Service has a message for taxpayers eager to learn the status of their tax refund: Please don’t check the IRS website every five minutes — once a day is enough.

03/18/2013

Filling Out Forms

Plenty Of Changes For Tax Filers This Year

Experts recommend using some type of guidance to navigate forms and maximize your returns.

03/18/2013

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Tax Prep: Don’t Miss These Juicy Credits and Deductions

The IRS expects that 75 percent of all 2012 returns will be entitled to a refund, so if you haven’t started preparing your taxes yet, do it: There’s no reason to wait for April 15 to roll around to get that money back from Uncle Sam.

03/11/2013

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What To Do If You Owe Taxes But Can’t Pay

So you’ve prepared your tax return and found that you owe. What should you do if you can’t pay?

03/11/2013

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Basic Errors That Can Delay Your Tax Refund

Millions of people are getting a jump on filing their tax returns now that they have received their W-2s and 1099 forms. And for most, the incentive to get moving is to get that tax refund in their bank account as soon as possible.

03/11/2013

Tax App

Need Tax Help? There’s An App For That

There are lots of websites and software available, but you may not have thought of smartphone apps for doing your taxes.

03/01/2013

Tax Forms

Download Tax Forms & E-File Info: One-Stop Shop

For easy filing this year download all your Federal Tax Forms from our one-stop shop.

03/01/2013

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How To Get A Tax Extension

Not going to make the April 17 deadline for filing your taxes? Better let the IRS know… right now. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

03/31/2012

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Your Tax Day Playlist – Top 5 Tax Songs

Why can’t big-time musicians just pay their taxes? They have the money. Check out the top-5 tax protest (and repayment) songs.

03/31/2012

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Overcoming Procrastination During Tax Season

Are you procrastinating with your taxes? Here are some tips to help you get things done sooner than later.

03/31/2012

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Hollywood’s Guide To Paying Your Taxes

Hollywood has its own views on life… including taxes. Before filing, see when Hollywood thinks you should pay your taxes.

03/31/2012

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Food For Thought – 5 Foods To Enhance Brain Function

With Tax Day rapidly approaching, we need our minds to be sharp. Check out these tasty foods to help you think.

03/31/2012

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Online Tax Services To Help You Settle Up With Uncle Sam

It’s time to file those taxes. Here are 5 online tax services that will get the job done.

03/31/2012

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Notable And Quotable – History’s Most Quoted Sound Off On Taxes

“The only two certainties in life are death and taxes.” What else have history’s most-quoted people had to say about taxes?

03/31/2012

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Tax Rackets – Common Scams Against Honest Taxpayers

Tax day is fast approaching. Review some of the more common tax scams, so that you can avoid them.

03/31/2012

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Tax Day Procrastinators Flood Main Post Office

Hundreds of cars flooded the Main Post Office just west of the Loop, as last minute tax filers tried to beat the midnight deadline.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2011

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Taxpayers Flood Post Office On Tax Day

Twice as many people will visit the Main Post Office in Downtown Chicago on Monday to file their tax returns at the last minute, even though filers had an extra weekend to finish.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011

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Oak Park Restaurant Lets Customers Name Own Prices

Although Uncle Sam decides how much you owe this Tax Day, a restaurant in Oak Park is allowing customers to “pay what is fair.”

WBBM Newsradio–04/18/2011

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