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How much do you get in taxes for a baby?

Having a baby comes with a lot of financial planning and expenses. One financial benefit of having a new child are the tax exemptions. Read here to learn more.

Which tax form should I use?

What's the differences between forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ?

5 things to consider when starting your own freelance business

Five tips on starting your own business. Read here to learn more.

10 surprising tax deductions you might be able to take

This article outlines 10 surprising tax deductions you may be able to take.

5 tax breaks you could get for buying a home

Are you a soon-to-be or recent home buyer? This article outlines 5 tax breaks you may be eligible for. Read here to learn more.

5 federal income tax rules to live by

Read here to find five rules to obey when dealing with the federal income tax.

7 reasons to adjust your federal tax withholding

Do you look forward to tax season and your tax returns? Read this article to discover why you may want to adjust your federal tax withholdings.

Important money moves before year end

Tax planning, progress checks, and asset protection are all part of a year-end financial checkup.

Smart tax tips for newlyweds

Life after marriage can often be confusing from a financial perspective. Read these tips on smart approaches to taxes for newlyweds.

Deducting student loan interest (even when you don't pay it)

Read here to learn how to deduct student loan payments even when you don't pay it.

Can I deduct my student loan interest?

The federal government offers a small break from student loan repayment in the form of a deduction for the interest paid. Learn more about the restrictions so you can take advantage of this tax break.

Tax records you should keep after tax day

It's true that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants you to hang on to your important records. But you don't have to keep all of your tax and financial records forever.

You made a mistake on your tax return. Now what?

Maybe it was a simple mistake: you made a typo or a math error or forgot to report some income. What happens now? Will you get audited? Learn more.

Long-term tax strategies for student loan borrowers

If you're one of the more than 40 million Americans paying down student loan debt, it's important to understand the tax implications of that debt - not only on the tax return you'll file this year, but in the long run.

6 smart uses for your tax refund

If you're expecting a refund, you might be tempted to rush out and spend it. However, it might be a great time to jump-start your finances.

Charitable donations: A tax deduction primer

Read further to find out how charitable donations can act as a tax deduction primer

3 things you may need in order to e-file your tax return

If you intend to e-file your federal or state income tax return, here are a few things to keep in mind.

How to determine federal taxable income from your pay stub

You can calculate the amount of your income that could be subject to federal income tax using the amount on your final pay stub of the year. Learn how.

No emergency fund? Here's how to start one—fast

See suggestions from financial planners for kickstarting an emergency fund and keeping it safe from all the other money needs you may have.

How to maximize the child care tax credit

Read about the Child Care Tax Credit and how caregiving expenses could help you.

Your guide to end-of-year giving

Donating to your favorite causes can be very rewarding and a little stressful. Follow these steps to take the stress out of giving this year.

Why do you need Form 8960?

IRS Form 8960 is used to report your Net Investment Income Tax. You'll need it if your modified adjusted gross income exceeds certain limits.
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