Tag: filing taxes

One Day Left: Time to Take Action

Note: Most federal individual tax returns are due April 15. That’s only one day away! Here is one last minute tip to help you file your return as accurately as possible. It’s the moment of truth. Are you going to get your taxes filed today? We have tons of great resources and even a guide […]

Applying for an ITIN Number: Get Support from a CAA

Ed note: The Individual Taxpayer Identification Number is an important tool for many people. It allows those without Social Security numbers to file or to be claimed as dependents. However, the process can be arduous. Here are a few ways Certified Acceptance Agents at H&R Block can help. Leer en español.  You know you need an […]

Get Ready, Set, GO! Organize Those Tax Documents

Ed note: As your W-2s and other tax documents begin to arrive, it’s best to establish a clear organization system. Alison Flores of The Tax Institute gives us some tips. Leer en español. You wouldn’t start a race without mentally and physically preparing yourself to finish. It’s the same with taxes. Taking time to organize your documents […]

Deductions for Using Your Vehicle

Ed note: Whether you drive a car, truck or van, there may be some tax deductions you can take advantage of this year. Read on for all the details.  Buried in the tax code are some opportunities for savings that you might not be aware of. Today, we’ll take a look at the deductions you […]

Tax Filing Checklist

Ed note: It’s easy to get lost in the details of taxes. Use these tips to help you focus on the big picture and break down your preparation into manageable chunks. Leer en español. It’s that time again – tax season. If you are just getting your tax documents together and figuring out what to […]

Tax Myth: Using a Paystub to File Instead of a W-2

Ed note: While tax time receives groans and moans from some, others look forward to the light at the end of the tunnel – their tax refund. We are commonly asked if there is any way to get a refund faster. Maybe filing with a pay stub instead of waiting for a W-2? Our experts […]

Keeping Tabs on ExPat Taxes [INFOGRAPHIC]

Fleeing the U.S. to live abroad might sound like a dream-come-true. But before you take your fantasies too far, remember this: as long as you are a U.S. citizen, you still pay taxes to Uncle Sam. Here’s a look at how many of our expatriate Americans fall under these unique tax rules. Click image to […]

Tax Season Delay – Myths Busted

Leer en español. As if taxes weren’t complicated enough, there is a new curveball this year. The IRS has pushed back the beginning of tax season by 10 days. As you get everything ready to prepare your tax return, take a minute to clarify some of these common misconceptions about the delay and what it means […]

Guide to a Stress-Free Tax Season [INFOGRAPHIC]

W-2s. AGI. 1040EZ. The acronyms and form numbers at tax time can make your head spin. Take a few hours and use this guide to make sense of what you need and what you don’t. This organizational step should make preparing your taxes a less stressful task. Ver en Español. Click for larger image Like […]

The Ten Tax Commandments

The Tax Code has been around 100 years and spans nearly 74,000 pages. Although there are many nuances to consider, there are also several overarching rules every taxpayer should know. While the IRS Commissioner isn’t Moses, we will think of these rules as the 10 Tax Commandments. 1. Your income shall be taxed when received. […]