Taxes

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Living paycheck to paycheck is stressful. You may struggle to pay the bills, be in debt, and not have any savings you can rely on in case of an emergency. Unfortunately, there are many people who are in your same position. One poll showed that 56% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and 48%
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When you file your taxes, you may discover that you owe money to the government. If it’s a large sum of money, you might find you are unable to pay it right away. If you find yourself in this situation, it is strongly advised that you sign up for an IRS payment plan to avoid
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The IRS issued the first round of monthly payments for the Child Tax Credit last week on July 15. Families who are eligible for the credit based on their most recently filed tax return received the payments via direct deposit or paper check. Monthly payouts will continue throughout the rest of the year with families
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File a tax return extension for the first time this year? Here are a few things to consider before the Oct. 15 extension deadline. 1. E-file for a faster refund. If you believe you’ll receive a refund after filing, the quickest way to get your money is to e-file your return using a trusted tax
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Talking about money with anyone can be awkward, but what about talking with your family? Those conversations hit much closer to home, making it even more difficult to talk with your loved ones about your financial situation. Why does it matter? Couldn’t you just avoid talking about your taxes with your family? Well, you could.
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You paid taxes throughout your entire working life, whether you were worked a full-time job with a company or you were self-employed. Now that you’re retired, the kinds of taxes you’ll be paying are going to change. If you’re getting ready to retire, here are the taxes you may have to pay. Income Taxes When
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Generally, people don’t like paying taxes. When their paycheck comes, they see that a large amount of money is taken out and they wonder where it’s all going. And then during tax time, they might get frustrated because they come to find out they owe the government even more money. However, as annoying as paying
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Investing can be an excellent way to build your wealth without having to do much work. Perhaps that’s why so many Americans do it. According to the Pew Research Center, 52% of American families are in some way invested in the stock market – mostly through 401(k)s and retirement accounts – and 14% directly invested
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Last year, you probably started hearing about cryptocurrency all over the news. Digital currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, and Ethereum have been gaining steam and legitimacy, as companies are now accepting and even investing in them. It was a big deal when Tesla bought $1.5 billion in Bitcoin in and Elon Musk announced that his
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The American Rescue Plan had more benefits for taxpayers than just the 3rd stimulus payment. The plan that was signed on March 11, 2021 includes an update to the Child Tax Credit. We are here to break down everything you need to know about this credit, the updates that were made, and if they apply
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This past year has been unprecedented, and it is no surprise that this tax season has been the same way. We are sitting down with TaxAct president, Curtis Campbell to discuss some of the issues facing Americans this tax season and how to navigate into 2021 with positive financial advice. Why is this tax season
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TaxAct makes it easy to do your own taxes. But sometimes, such as when you have unexpected changes to your finances or questions about new tax laws, you might want a little extra help without shelling out for an accountant. That’s where TaxAct’s Xpert Help comes in. Xpert Help bridges the gap between do-it-yourself tax
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Facebook fundraisers have become a popular, easy way to raise money for worthy causes. With the social media platform boasting an estimated 2.74 billion monthly users, people have been able to solicit support for organizations that support causes near and dear to their hearts. Facebook even takes the step to prompt users to set up