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Guide to Investment Bonds and Taxes
For new investors, it can be hard to determine your tax liabilities from your investments. Reading up on the available types of bonds and their tax consequences can help you make informed decisions on your investments and how they are taxed. Read more…

A Guide to Social Security Tax
Understanding how the Social Security tax impacts you as an individual taxpayer can be complicated. Here, we provide the answers to a few common questions about this tax, from self-employment to receiving benefits. Read more…

The 2021 Tax Deadline Extension: Everything You Need to Know
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Treasury and IRS issued new guidance that calls for a tax deadline extension, moving the customary April 15 deadline to May 17, 2021. Read more to learn about the relevant details and how they impact your situation. Read more…

How to File an Amended Tax Return with the IRS
Did you make a mistake on your tax return or realize you missed out on a valuable tax deduction or credit? You can file an amended tax return to make the correction. Filing an amended tax return with the IRS is a straightforward process. This article includes step-by-step instructions for when and how to amend your tax return using Form 1040-X. 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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