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5 Tips for How to File Taxes for the First Time
Filing your taxes on your own for the first time is a major life milestone. Here's some friendly advice to help ensure you dot all of your i's and cross your t's. Read more…

Top 5 Reasons to File Your Taxes Early
Every year, many taxpayers wait until the last minute to file their federal income tax returns. Despite this tendency, there are many reasons to file your taxes early. If you will receive a refund, you may want to submit your return as quickly as possible. Additionally, there are benefits to filing early for those taxpayers who have a balance due. Read more…

How Are Federal Taxes Spent?
All citizens must pay taxes.  How are these federal taxes being spent? Read more…

Video: Benefits of Filing Taxes Early
Filing your taxes long before the tax deadline may not be your top priority, but if you're self-employed or anticipating a refund, there are some benefits you may want to know about. Watch this video to find out more about fling your tax returns early. Read more…

Tax Terms Glossary
Confused by tax terms and lingo? Get plain-English definitions that make tax return terminology less, well, taxing. Read more…

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