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Your Chances Of Being Audited By The IRS

The Internal Revenue Service audited less than 1 percent of the income tax returns filed last year. But your odds of getting...

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Some Bay Area Post Offices Staying Open Late For Last-Minute Tax Returns

A handful of Bay Area post offices will stay open late Monday to allow last minute tax filers to turn in their paperwork.

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ConsumerWatch: Beware Hidden Tax Preparation Fees & Find Free Help

Bay Area taxpayer, Ray LaRance, was charged a hefty fee by California Check Cashing in Dublin to file his state and federal income taxes.

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What Are Your Chances Of Being Audited By The IRS?

It is no secret that the IRS has cranked up its efforts in order to bring in extra funds.

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What Happens If You Don’t File A Tax Return?

If an individual owes taxes and misses the Apr. 15 filing deadline, the IRS can impose various penalties.

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Former IRS Agent Offers Money-Saving Tax Tips

There are now more ways than ever to reduce your tax liability.

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Need Tax Help? There’s An App For That

There are lots of websites and software available, but you may not have thought of smartphone apps for doing your taxes.

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Download Tax Forms & E-File Info: One-Stop Shop

All of the latest federal and state tax forms are available right here, plus E-file – which lets you easily file a tax return.

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Plenty Of Changes For Tax Filers This Year

Experts recommend using some type of guidance to navigate forms and maximize your returns.

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As The Tax Man Cometh, Tips For Getting Ready

The IRS expects 75 percent of all 2012 returns will get a refund, so if you haven’t started preparing your taxes yet, do it.

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Where’s My Refund? IRS Tool Answers That Question

‘Where’s my refund’ has been updated this year, so you can find your status within 24 hours of filing your return electronically.

On The Lighter Side Of Taxes
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Can’t Pay Your Taxes? Here’s What You Can Do

In a turbulent economy with constantly changing rules it’s no surprise that the bill from Uncle Sam can sneak up on some of us. Here are some tips to make sure you emerge (mostly) unscathed this April 15.

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7 Deductions That Lower Your Taxable Income

Most folks looking for tax deductions focus on things like mortgage interest, real estate taxes and charitable donations. But tax rule changes that applied in 2013 made them less valuable in cutting taxes for an increasing number of taxpayers.

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What Procrastinators Need To Know About Filing Their Taxes

According to the IRS, 20 to 25 percent of Americans wait until the last two weeks before the deadline to file their taxes. If tax time snuck up on you this year, here are a few tips to help you file.

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Get Your Taxes In Order Now For Next Year

Get a jump-start on next year’s taxes by setting up a filing system now. You can use a folder system where you label the each folders according to your needs.

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What Tax Related Papers Can You Toss Out?

Most of us fall into one of three categories; we keep too much of the paper that comes into our homes or there those that try to throw out everything. And of course those that fall in between.

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Invest That Tax Refund In Yourself

What is your largest asset? It’s your ability to earn a living!

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Tax Audit Red Flags To Be Aware Of

What may trigger an audit from your tax filing?

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Tax Education Credits And Deductions

College can be is very expensive, luckily Congress and the IRS have given us ways to offset education costs.

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