How Do I Prepare for Tax Season?

How Do I Prepare for Tax Season?

Q: Tax season is coming! I’d like to start preparing sooner than later, but all the forms, numbers and rules are so overwhelming, I don’t even know where to begin! How do I prepare for tax season?

A: It’s commendable that you’ve started getting ready for tax season long before

Is Your Tax Refund Too Big?

Is Your Tax Refund Too Big?

Q: I’ve filed my taxes, and I’ll be getting quite a sizable refund this year. I love getting free money in my checking account, but I’ve heard this may not be a good thing. Am I doing something wrong?

A: Everyone loves getting money from the government, but your concerns are absolutely valid.

Tax Tips 2023

Tax Tips 2023

Tax season is here again! Before you start stressing over those forms, though, read this guide for what you need to know about filing taxes in 2023. 

Dates to know

Take note of these important dates as you start preparing your 2022 taxes.

  • The tax filing deadline is April 18, 2023.
  • The extension deadline is Oct. 16, 2023. 

Don’t Get Caught Up in a Tax Return Scam!

Don’t Get Caught Up in a Tax Return Scam!

It’s tax season, and while that may mean you’re drowning in forms and paperwork, for scammers it means millions of taxpayers they can potentially dupe out of refunds or scare into making irrational moves. Here’s what you need to know about tax return scams and how to avoid them. 

How the scams play out

In a tax return

Don’t Get Caught up in a Tax Return Scam!

Don’t Get Caught up in a Tax Return Scam!

It’s tax season, and while that may mean you’re drowning in forms and paperwork, for scammers it means millions of taxpayers they can potentially dupe out of refunds or scare into making irrational moves. Here’s what you need to know about tax return scams and how to avoid them.

 
How the scams play out

Beware Tax Filing Scams

Beware Tax Filing Scams

It’s tax season, so it’s time to get your paperwork in order and hire a tax preparer. Unfortunately, though, there are thousands of scammers looking to steal your information and your tax refund by posing as authentic tax preparers. It’s important to learn how to recognize the signs of a fraudulent tax preparer so you don’t fall victim to a tax filing scam. Here’s all

What Do I Need to Know About the Advance Child Tax Credit Payments?

What Do I Need to Know About the Advance Child Tax Credit Payments?

Q: I’ve heard that the IRS will start making advance payments toward the Child Tax Credit of 2021 this summer. What do I need to know about these payments?

A: The advance payments of the Child Tax Credits of

All You Need to Know About the New Stimulus Bill

All You Need to Know About the New Stimulus Bill

On March 6, the Senate passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan(link is external). The coronavirus relief bill now goes

If You Hear This, You’re Talking to a Tax Scammer

If You Hear This, You’re Talking to a Tax Scammer

It’s tax season, and scammers are working overtime to get your money. Tax scams are as varied as they are common, but when you know what to look for, you can beat fraudsters at their game and keep them from getting your money and your information.

If you hear or see any of the following 12 lines this tax

Indiana Department of Revenue Warns of Tax Text Scam

Indiana Department of Revenue Warns of Tax Text Scam

The Coronavirus pandemic has seen a rise in a number of scams. Among them include scams involving Unemployment,

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