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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…

Video: When to Use Tax Form 1040-X
Unless you've amended a tax return before, you may not know why taxpayers file a 1040-X or when you should use it yourself. This is because filing a 1040-X form is only necessary to correct certain types of errors or omissions on an original tax return after it's been filed with the IRS. Watch this video to find out more about amending prior tax returns. 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…

Top 5 Reasons to File Your Taxes Early
Every year, many taxpayers wait until the last minute to file, even though filing early has some great benefits. Here's the top 5 reasons to file your taxes early this year. Read more…

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