Tax guidance and resources
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.
Long-term capital gains tax basics
Certain windfalls are considered capital gains. Here’s how to determine what you’ll owe.
The average tax refund
The average tax return for the 2020 tax year was $2,827, a 13.24 percent increase from the previous year.
Cryptocurrency taxes: A guide
The IRS is stepping up enforcement on potential tax evasion by looking more closely at who’s exchanging cryptocurrencies.
Donation value guide for 2022
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What happens if you don’t file taxes?
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2021 Form W-4: How to fill it out
This guide will walk you through how to fill out the form and other considerations.6 min read Sep 22, 2021
Charitable contributions: How to get a tax deduction for charitable giving
You can get a tax break for donating money. Here’s what you need to know.5 min read Sep 22, 2021
These 9 states have no income tax — here’s what to consider before moving there
Looking for ways to lower your tax bill? Consider moving to one of these states.4 min read Sep 17, 2021
Estate taxes: Will the step up in basis be eliminated? Here’s what to know and how to prepare
People who inherit homes will want to pay close attention to this proposal.3 min read May 25, 2021
Biden’s proposed Child Tax Credit extension: See if you’d qualify for the ramped-up credit
The bill proposes making the credit permanently fully refundable. Here’s what to know.3 min read Apr 29, 2021
3 ways Biden’s American Families Plans could change your taxes
The proposal includes changes to long-term capital gains and more.5 min read Apr 29, 2021
IRS will extend 2020 income tax filing deadline to May 17
It is the second year in a row that filings have been extended for taxpayers.1 min read Mar 17, 2021
IRS delays the start of tax filing season until Feb. 12
The agency usually starts accepting tax returns in late January.1 min read Jan 15, 2021
2019 tax brackets
For taxes due July 15, 2020, taxpayers fell into one of these brackets.1 min read Nov 04, 2020
2018 tax brackets
For 2018, taxpayers fell into one of seven brackets.1 min read Jan 15, 2019
Hit hard by the alternative minimum tax (AMT)? Here are 6 ways to reduce how much you owe
While it was designed to catch wealthy tax avoiders, the AMT may unwittingly snare many others too.4 min read Oct 02, 2020
5 ways your taxes could change if Biden is elected — and how taxpayers should prepare
The former vice president’s approach would be dramatically different from President Donald Trump’s.7 min read Oct 01, 2020
Trump’s payroll tax cut? It’s actually a deferral
And here’s how Trump’s payroll tax holiday could affect Social Security.3 min read Aug 10, 2020
IRS extends 2019 tax filing, payment day to July 15
More time to pay your taxes this year as part of COVID-19 relief program.2 min read Mar 23, 2020
Are credit card fees tax deductible?
Personal credit card use is almost never eligible for a deduction come tax season, but if you’re using a business credit card you can likely deduct your fees.2 min read Feb 28, 2020
When should I file my taxes?
Getting a head start on filing your taxes can take away much of the stress as that April 15th filing deadline rolls around.4 min read Feb 27, 2020
Filing taxes for a deceased person
Here’s what to know if you’re responsible for filing taxes for a deceased spouse, parent or dependent.5 min read Feb 17, 2020
Reduce your taxes with these last-minute moves before the end of the year
Take heed, taxpayers. Time is running out on these moves.5 min read Dec 28, 2019
You should never deduct these 9 expenses (but you can write off some related costs)
The IRS is strict about what you can and can’t deduct to trim your tax bill. It pays to know the limits.5 min read Dec 17, 2019
5 pet-related tax write-offs
In some situations, pet owners can deduct the costs of their furry family members.5 min read Dec 17, 2019
- States with no income tax
- Tips to prepare for filing season
- Tax credit vs. deduction
- Deduct child care expenses
- Use the sales tax deduction
- Claim medical expenses
- Tax deduction for charitable giving
- How to e-file taxes
- How long to get your tax return
- How to invest tax return
- Open IRA to save on taxes
- When to pay estimated taxes
- How bonuses are taxed
- Long-term capital gains tax
- Tips for paying estimated taxes
- When are taxes due?
- Do I have to file taxes?
- The best tax software