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What is the IRS 1040-X Form?
If you ever discover an error on a tax return, realize you qualify for deductions or credits you didn't take, or forgot to include some income, you may be able to amend your return by filing a Form 1040-X. When you prepare the 1040-X, it's not necessary to complete a brand new tax return. Form 1040-X only requires that you update the numbers that will change. Read more…

How to Change Your Tax Filing Status
Choosing your filing status is an important first step for preparing your federal tax return. Your filing status determines your standard deduction, tax rates and brackets. Read more…

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…

What Is Form 8586: Low-Income Housing Credit
General business tax credits provide incentives for business activities beneficial to the American public or the economy in general. Owners of rental buildings in low-income housing projects may qualify for the low-income housing credit, which is part of the general business tax credit, using Form 8586 to calculate the amount of the credit. Read more…

What Is the IRS Form 8880?
Are you eligible for the Saver's Credit? IRS Form 8880 will help you determine if you are eligible this credit for retirement savings. Here are the details. Read more…

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