Filing taxes is an annual chore, and the tax code is complicated. Find tax forms and advice you need to file your tax return this year and pay the IRS.
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Latest Tax Filing Articles
Schedule D: How to report your capital gains (or losses) to the IRS
Sold an investment? The IRS wants a Schedule D.5 min read Feb 28, 2023
How to file your taxes online
Most taxpayers already file electronically. Here’s a look at all the e-file options.4 min read Sep 23, 2021
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
Oops — mistake on your tax return? Form 1040X to the rescue
If you discovered that you shortchanged yourself or the IRS, you can make amends.3 min read Apr 20, 2017
How to file your taxes at the last minute or get an extension
Don’t get penalized for filing late or not paying your tax on time. Follow these steps.3 min read Apr 18, 2017
7 ways to pay your tax bill online
You can settle up with the IRS using credit or debit, a digital wallet and more.4 min read Apr 11, 2017
5 stupid tax mistakes to avoid this filing season
These dumb tax moves can affect your personal finances well beyond tax season.2 min read Mar 22, 2017
Win a bet on the Super Bowl? Don’t forget to give Uncle Sam his cut
Whether you are a recreational or professional gambler, you must report your winnings.6 min read Feb 06, 2017
What to know about Obamacare tax forms
Obamacare is still in place for tax-filing purposes. Here’s how to account for it.4 min read Feb 03, 2017
What to do if you don’t get your W-2 from the boss and you want to file taxes early
If your employer is slacking or out of business, you have options. Here’s what to do.3 min read Jan 31, 2017
How much do you know about filing taxes? Test your knowledge with this quiz
Before you begin tax filing, test your knowledge with these basic tax questions.Jan 30, 2017
10 key tax terms to help you cut through the jargon
Master these key tax terms to understand the basics of how the tax system works.3 min read Jan 27, 2017
Which tax form should you use: 1040, 1040EZ or 1040A?
Picking the right 1040 form could make a difference in your tax bill, so choose wisely.6 min read Jan 24, 2017
Tax season officially opens, with e-file and Free File available to taxpayers
The IRS wants taxpayers to file electronically, offering free services as an incentive.4 min read Jan 13, 2017
10 common tax-filing mistakes to avoid
From math errors to misspelled names, one slip could cost you or delay your tax refund.6 min read Jan 11, 2017
Filing status can make a difference in your tax bill: Which one helps you the most?
You may qualify for more than one, so be sure to pick the one that’s best for you.3 min read Jan 05, 2017
7 ways to get organized for the tax season so you can get an early start on tax filing
Getting organized now will help make tax filing less frustrating and time-consuming.5 min read Jan 04, 2017
10 year-end tax moves to make now to lighten your tax load in 2017
Sure, tax rules may change. But take these steps now to owe less to the IRS in April.7 min read Dec 23, 2016
Need IRS help: Haven’t filed a tax return for many years! Where do I start?
To keep from feeling overwhelmed, follow these steps to prepare for getting IRS help.3 min read Aug 04, 2016
Military taxes: 9 tax tips for members of the armed forces
Filing taxes is more complicated for service members. The IRS tries to make it easier.6 min read Jun 22, 2016