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Looking for advice on lowering your federal or state taxes? You’ve come to the right place. Plus, get news and advice related to tax brackets, property taxes, estate taxes and more.

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    Partner’s insurance produces big tax bill

    Company-provided benefits to an employee’s domestic partner are counted as the employee’s income. Our expert offers some ways to reduce the unexpected IRS bite.

    1 min read Apr 12, 2005
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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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    Earned income tax credit

    The earned income tax credit provides a break for lower and moderate wage workers.

    1 min read Apr 01, 2005
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    Above-the-line deductions

    If you qualify for these special deductions, you can claim them in addition to your standard or itemized amount.

    1 min read Apr 01, 2005
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    Education tax credits

    Be smart when counting your schooling costs. Take advantage of educational tax credits.

    1 min read Apr 01, 2005
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    When to file

    Everyone knows about April 15, but believe it or not, this deadline is not as hard and fast as you may think.

    2 min read Apr 01, 2005
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    Child-related tax credits

    The child tax credit helps temper the high cost of child-rearing. Stop pulling your hair out.

    3 min read Apr 01, 2005
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    Finding your filing status

    Perplexed by the status options on your return? You’re not alone. Learn about them and find the best one for you.

    2 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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    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 2: Forms and filing

    Even if the bulk of your taxes are paid through withholding, filing a return will sort out the nitty-gritty.

    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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    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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