Taxes

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Taxes Basics

The average tax return

The IRS issued more than 111 million refunds last year. Here’s how much money was refunded.

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  • Tax Basics: Tax Basics

    Filing taxes is one of the unpleasant certainties of life, but the process doesn’t have to be your worst, or most costly, nightmare. In fact, sometimes you can make the tax system pay off, if you know [...]

    1 min read Apr 01, 2005
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  • Itemized deductions

    Itemizing deductions can yield more savings for some. The downside: a mountain of paperwork.

    2 min read Apr 01, 2005
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  • Retirement saver’s credit

    If you contribute to a retirement account, you might be able to claim a tax credit on your reserve.

    1 min read Apr 01, 2005
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  • Credit for taxes withheld

    Sure you get credit on your return for your paycheck withholding, but don’t forget to also claim other taxes you paid.

    2 min read Apr 01, 2005
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  • Chapter 3: Deductions

    The IRS collects only on your taxable income. Deductions can help you reduce that amount.

    1 min read Apr 01, 2005
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  • Chapter 4: Credits

    If you thought deductions were a sweet way to cut your bill, wait until you hear about tax credits!

    1 min read Apr 01, 2005
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  • Filling out your W-4

    For most taxpayers, payroll withholding is our first tax contact. Here’s why and how income tax is withheld.

    1 min read Apr 01, 2005
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