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Be Smart: Use Your Tax Refund WiselyYou've got a hefty check headed your way, thanks to your tax refund. Don't spend it just anywhere. Instead, here are five smarter ways to use your refund money.
5 Common Filing Errors To Avoid On Your TaxesWhether you do your own taxes or you pay an accountant to help you, there are lots of very easy mistakes that many people make on their tax returns every year. Here are five of the most common tax mistakes that people make.
How To Find The Right Tax Professional For All Your Tax NeedsWhen it comes time to choose a tax professional, there are many things that a tax payer needs to understand. Here are some basic questions to ask and details to learn before hiring someone to take care of your income tax preparation needs.
5 Tax Deductions That You Should Not IgnoreFrom deducting child care and medical expenses to education costs and state sales tax opportunities, here is a look at a number of tax deductions people should not ignore when filing their taxes.
New Tax Laws Of 2016: What You Need To KnowThere are new tax laws to follow every year. Here's what you need to know about the most recent changes.
What Are The "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams & How Can You Avoid Them?Here are the latest 12 common tax scams that the IRS is warning you about this year.
How Seeing A Tax Professional Can Help You FileConfused about whether or not to hire a tax professional? Here are a few things to consider.
How Are Health Laws Making Tax Day More Complicated For SomeFrom understanding the 2015 tax penalties for not carrying health insurance to learning about exemptions, here is what tax payers need to know about the Affordable Health Care Act and their taxes.
Centers Offer Free Help For Low And Moderate Income TaxpayersTax filing season is here and once again, the city and a pair of non-profit groups are preparing returns for low- and moderate-income taxpayers for free, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
New IRS Strategy May Make It Harder To Distinguish Tax Collectors From Scammers Today you can start filing your taxes and that means scammers are firing up their phones.
The New Year Brings Mostly Increased Costs To ConsumersThere's at least one silver lining, CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
Congratulations, Chicago! You Now Have A Tax For Netflix, Other Streaming Services...Binge watching your favorite Netflix shows in bed just got a little more expensive thanks to two rulings by the Chicago Department of Finance.
Preckwinkle Defends Plan To Raise Cook County Sales Tax Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is defending her attempt to bring back the sales tax increase she vowed to eliminate when she first ran for the office, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.