One of the most common retirement questions I get asked is: Roth IRA or 401(k)? Although both are good options worth considering, the answer isn’t
According to the IRS, the average tax refund so far this year has reached a staggering $3,539. It’s still early, however. And as the tax agency notes,
For many people, two of the most frightening words in the English language are death and taxes. Even among those for whom the words are
Under normal circumstances, preparing all but the simplest tax returns can be confusing and stressful. For many military taxpayers, there is no such thing as
There’s an old Gershwin song that goes, “You say tomato, I say tamahtoe … let’s call the whole thing off.” Taxpayers and the IRS have
Misconceptions are common when it comes to taxes in general, but some aspects of income tax preparation seem to have more than their fair share.
The tax-preparation chain H&R Block is running a commercial this year that invites Americans to “get their billions back.” But what exactly does it mean?
During the first few months of the year, I read lots of articles and hear from many readers on the question of income taxes. It’s
There’s a lot to be said about having children; they’re a joy, they’re a handful — and they’re expensive. How expensive depends upon where you
It’s three hours until closing time and you’re already counting down. Once the clock strikes 5 p.m., you are ready to race out that door
The majority of taxpayers have long held the belief that they have no rights before the IRS, according to IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson.
Even the most knowledgeable tax professional can’t complete your income tax return correctly and quickly without all the information they need. Yet every year, countless
More than 50% of taxpayers hire a professional to prepare their taxes. But you’re legally responsible for what is on your tax return even if
There is a good reason so many people seek professional help with preparing their income taxes. It’s because the tax is complicated, and at the heart
In 2008, I took the leap from a traditional white collar job into self-employment, mostly on the back of a small side gig I had
Every year, Americans lose untold billions of dollars to a host of tax scams that range from identity theft to return-preparer fraud. While most of
Taxpayers and investors alike have expressed outrage this tax season over recent changes made by . The company’s “Deluxe” package, a popular choice in recent years,
In 1726, author Daniel Defoe wrote in “The Political History of the Devil” that, “Things as certain as death and taxes can be more firmly