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Apr 15th, 2015

Did You Know: Wacky Tax Deductions

There are a lot of urban legends about things the IRS allows you to deduct. For instance, you cannot pay an arsonist to burn down your business and deduct the payment to them as a “consulting fee.” (Someone actually tried this.) Leer en español. You cannot deduct the cost of an air-conditioned hotel room if […]

Apr 14th, 2015

Tax Season Commonly Asked Questions

Ed note: When you file with H&R Block online, you never have to file alone. All of our products come with tax support options that allow you to chat or email one of our professionals with questions. Another great thing about that is it allows us to see trends and patterns – common issues that […]

Apr 13th, 2015

Best Resources To Help File a Last-Minute Return by Yourself

Ed note: It’s not *wrong* to wait until the last minute to file your tax return. But it can make it very difficult to get help when some of the normal avenues are incredibly busy. The IRS is only handling about 40% of calls coming from taxpayers. So where can you get help? Here are […]

Apr 8th, 2015

Cómo enseñar a tus hijos desde pequeños a superar desafíos

Nota del Editor: Hablar sobre cómo enfrentar los desafíos y retos con tus hijos puede tener un enorme impacto en su vida adulta. Marinés Duarte nos da algunos consejos sobre cómo tener esa conversación con tus hijos de manera que los ayude a lidiar con los retos de cada etapa de la vida desde pequeños. […]


Stop Putting Off That Tax Return – How to File ASAP

Few things in life are as dependable as tax day. The April 15 deadline was put into place in 1955 and remains the same today. Sure, there’s been some times where April 15 falls on a weekend or holiday so the actual deadline shifts. But there is a reason the saying “nothing can be certain […]

Apr 2nd, 2015

Madness of Gambling in the United States

Ed note: Have you caught basketball fever? It’s around this time of year that gambling – and the tax issues related to it – gets a lot of conversation. While Warren Buffet took his million-dollar prize off the table, you may still be pocketing a nice wad of cash from the office pool or from […]