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How Studying Your Taxes Can Help Your Career

About half of Americans say they feel underpaid. Are you one of them?

03/25/2013

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Avoid The Most Common Tax Mistakes

Avoid the most common tax mistakes to get a faster refund.

03/18/2013

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What To Do With Your Tax Refund

Most tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.

03/18/2013

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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

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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

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Lisa Madigan Warns Against Tax Scams

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says with tax time rolling around it time to avoid the tax anticipation scam that has you paying the tax prep firm to get money that you’ll get anyway, and maybe just as fast, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

03/05/2013

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Prepare Taxes Online Like A Pro

If you’re preparing your own taxes you should definitely do what the professionals do: use tax preparation software.

03/04/2013

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As The Tax Man Cometh, Tips For Getting Ready

The IRS expects 75 percent of all 2012 returns will get a refund, so if you haven’t started preparing your taxes yet, do it.

03/04/2013

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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

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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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Quinn: Not Enough People Taking Advantage Of Tax Breaks

Governor Quinn stopped by Truman College where volunteers with the Center for Economic Progress are helping low-income tax payers to file their returns.

02/16/2013

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Non-Profit Provides Tax Help For Low-Income Families

The nonprofit Center for Economic Progress will be in 15 communities this tax season.

02/10/2013

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Are You Ready? IRS Says You Can File Your Taxes Wednesday

Ready or not, taxpayers can begin filing their returns online tomorrow.

01/29/2013

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Cook County Tax Bills Show Municipalities’ Debt

Real estate tax bills will be on the way tomorrow for Cook County residents, many of them containing the cold, hard truth about where we stand. And it isn’t pretty.

01/25/2013

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Suit: United Operates ‘Sham’ Office To Avoid Taxes

The Regional Transportation Authority is taking United Airlines to court.

01/14/2013

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New Year Brings New Fees In Chicago

The city’s parking meters, Chicago area water rates, cigarettes, license plates — all are getting more expensive this year.

12/31/2012

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Opinion: Recovery

Slowly but surely the economy is picking up steam. Today’s job numbers are another data point that Barack Obama and Democrats have put the country on a path to recovery from the economic carnage of the Bush Administration.

12/10/2012

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