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How to Report Non-Business Bad Debt on a Tax Return
Someone wise once said that you should never lend money to anyone if you expect to be paid back. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is sympathetic toward those who lend money—expecting repayment—but subsequently get burned. You can write off bad debts when this happens, even if you're not a business, but it's important to know the rules that apply. Read more…

Tax Tips for Low-Income Filers
If you're a low-income filer, you might be entitled to various tax credits and deductions for which other taxpayers don't qualify. Read more…

What Is IRS Form 6251?
Form 6251 is used by taxpayers to calculate their AMT or to determine if they are subject to it. Read more…

2017 Tax Reform Legislation: What You Should Know
Congress has passed the largest piece of tax reform legislation in more than three decades. The bill will affect the taxes of most taxpayers, but one key point to keep in mind is that for most people, the bill won't affect your taxes for 2017 (the one you file in 2018). Read more…

How to Obtain a Copy of Your Tax Return
You can request copies of your IRS tax returns from the most recent seven tax years. Read more…


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