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What Are Tax Exemptions?
Tax exemptions come in many forms, but one thing they all have in common is they either reduce or entirely eliminate your obligation to pay tax. Most taxpayers are entitled to an exemption on their tax return that reduces your tax bill in the same way a deduction does. Federal and state governments frequently exempt organizations from income tax entirely when it serves the public, such as with charities and religious organizations. Read more…

Taxable Income vs. Nontaxable Income: What You Should Know
Knowing what to claim as taxable and nontaxable income can reduce your tax liability. Here's what you should know. Read more…

Guide to Filing Taxes as Head of Household
The IRS has provided a series of guidelines to help taxpayers understand whether or not they qualify to file as head of household. Read more…

Summary of Federal Tax Law Changes for 2010-2017
Learn how federal tax law changes could impact your tax return in 2010 and beyond. Here is a summary of all federal tax law changes between 2010 - 2017. Read more…

What Are Income Tax Rates?
Confused by what percentage of your income goes to taxes and why it does not match the rate in the tax table? Here are the basics on how income tax rates work. Read more…

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