Tag: tax refund

And You Thought Your Taxes Were Frustrating

Ed note: We see it all at H&R Block. People who have shoeboxes of receipts. People who haven’t filed in years. But when Mel told me about her experience, I gasped a little. It was too good a story to pass up. Leer en español. I am an experience chaser. My Facebook is full of […]

Tax Identity Theft – How to Protect Yourself

It’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Why does it need its own week? Unfortunately it is an ever-growing problem. The IRS initiated 1,063 investigations into tax identity fraud in 2014. The Treasury Department reported that IRS received 1,841,144 returns in 2012 involving identity theft. Tax identity theft occurs when someone takes your personal information and […]

Help for Handling Tax Identity Theft

Ed note: We are in constant communication with our clients through Facebook and Twitter, and we hear from people every year who are the victims of tax identity fraud. We wanted to provide some information about exactly what that is, and what to do if it happens to you. So we got some help from […]

Refund Delays: What You Need to Know

Ed note: We’ve been seeing some online discussions about whether refunds will be delayed this year. So, we asked our friends at the Tax Institute – H&R Block’s tax experts who also work closely with the IRS – to interpret the situation for us. Waiting is hard. Waiting in line at the DMV, in the […]

The Affordable Care Act’s Premium Tax Credit and Your Filing Status

Ed note: There is a common misconception that once you receive a premium tax credit, you don’t need to do anything differently. If you’ve been filing your federal tax returns as “Married Filing Separately,” that’s not the case. Our experts from The Tax Institute explain. Leer en español. When you enroll in health insurance through a […]

Emerald Card Myths Busted

What do you think of when you hear “prepaid debit card?” Maybe you think it’s just for teenagers. Or that it isn’t any different from a credit card. Maybe you have no idea what it is at all! Leer en español. Prepaid cards can be useful financial tools for anyone. They help prevent overdrafts and […]

How to Fix an Error on Your Tax Return

Ed note: Were you feeling nervous when you pushed the “submit” button when filing your taxes? Did you realize after the fact that something was wrong on your return? Don’t worry, and follow these tips. Leer en español. Filing your taxes is one of those projects that may feel overwhelming and anxiety provoking, and when you […]

Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Return

Ed note: For many Americans, a tax refund is their largest single financial transaction in a year. So what you do with that money can be very important. Contributor Carrie Smith looks at some of the most common, and some of the best, ways to spend it. Leer en español. Have you filed your taxes and […]

Tax Tips for Taxpayers Living Abroad

Ed note: Filing your taxes often comes down to a series of important choices – filing jointly or separately? Claiming the standard deduction or itemizing? It’s no different for expatriate Americans, but the choices vary significantly from current residents. Evan White breaks down one of the key choices each expat filer will have to consider. […]

Two Days Left: Getting That Refund, and Fast!

Note: Most federal individual tax returns are due April 15. That’s only two days away! Here are two last minute tips to help you file your return as accurately as possible. If you are due a tax refund, you probably want to know the best way to go about getting it. Of course, the bare […]