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Tips for Filing Tax Form 1040EZ
Citizens or residents of the United States can file a tax return on Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ. It has some limitations that may change the amount of tax you'll have to pay, or the potential size of your tax refund. Read more…

Good Deeds Gone Bad: Getting a Tax Break for That Loan Your Nephew Never Paid Back
There's good reason to be cautious about lending money to family. If the borrower isn't conscientious about repayment, you're stuck between trying to get your money back and maintaining family harmony. But say you went ahead and did it. You loaned money to a relative—like a nephew—and he didn't pay you back. If it's any consolation, you can get a tax break for bad loans made to family, but it's not as simple as checking a box on your return. And if you didn't properly document the loan, you might be out of luck. Read more…

Video: When to Use Tax Form 1040
Choosing which tax form to use can sometimes be tricky. In most cases, filing a 1040 is the way to go. This video will help explain the 1040 form and its updates since tax year 2018. Read more…

Video: What is a Schedule A: Itemized Tax Deductions?
Taxpayers are allowed by the IRS to either itemize deductions or take the standard deduction. Itemization takes place on Schedule A. Watch this video to find out more about itemizing deductions. Note: The information included in this video is specific to tax year 2012. Read more…

What is My Tax Bracket?
The federal income tax system is progressive, which means that different tax rates apply to different portions of your taxable income. The term "tax bracket" refers to the highest tax rate applied to the top portion of your taxable income and depends on your filing status. Here's how to calculate your tax bracket. Read more…

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