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Forget Money: How the World Paid Taxes in the Past
These days most people write a check or transfer bank funds to cover their tax bill, but cash is far from the only thing that taxing authorities have accepted over the years. In America of yesteryear, and around the world, taxpayers have handed over a wide-ranging assortment of objects to pay their taxes. Read more…

11 Fun Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
There are plenty of practical ways to spend your tax refund–such as saving for major expenses, banking it as the start of an emergency fund or paying down debt. But it’s hard to resist the allure of spending some or all of your refund on something a little more fun. If that’s the road you want to go down, here are some ways suggestions. Read more…

Tallying Up the Taxes of Powerball Winnings
If you find yourself holding a lottery ticket that doesn’t bear the winning numbers of an epic Powerball drawing, take heart. Although the odds of winning a Powerball grand prize are only 1 in 292 million, they improve to 1 in less than 12 million for the smaller $1 million prize. Here's an idea of what you’ll owe the IRS in taxes if you should win. Read more…

9 Things You Didn't Know Were Tax Deductions
Few realizations are more painful than realizing that you forgot to include a tax deduction that would have lowered your tax bill or increased your tax refund on your tax return. Here are some tax deductions that you shouldn't overlook. Read more…

Hidden Federal Taxes You Pay
Federal taxes are attached to many of the items we purchase on a regular basis. The reason we don't notice or consider these taxes is that they're hidden in the purchase price of the item we're buying. Read more…


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