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No Health Insurance in 2016? You May Have to Pay a Penalty

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, was signed into law in 2010. Since 2014, citizens without qualifying health care coverage (also called minimum essential coverage) must pay

Should You Itemize Your Tax Deductions?

As you complete your taxes, you have the option to itemize your deductions or take a standard deduction. It's important to carefully consider which option is best for your specific tax situation, beca

Tax Brackets for 2017: Where Do You Fit?

In the United States, we have a progressive tax system, which means that individuals and families that have a higher annual income pay a higher percentage of their earnings in taxes than lower-income

Other Online Tax Programs to Consider

We've rated the best online tax software in our reviews, but there are a few others you may discover while looking for tax preparation software online. Some of these are spinoffs of services already i

Clean Slate Tax

Clean Slate Tax has been in business for over 25 years working to represent clients before the IRS for tax debt relief. This company charges competitive fees for the industry and has three different t

Optima Tax

Optima Tax Relief’s popular tax debt relief services can help you if you find yourself with more than $10,000 of tax debt. This company has three different types of tax professionals working on your b

ALG Tax

ALG Tax is a tax debt relief service with high-quality customer support and a very competent staff that includes three types of tax professionals to help represent you before the IRS. These qualities

Tax Defense Network

Tax Defense Network's tax debt relief service is one of the best tax debt relief services in our review, with flexible payment options, guidance for federal and state tax problems, highly competent ta

Liberty Tax

Liberty Tax is a cost-effective online tax preparation program. It recommends deductions to investigate, and you can use it to file your return online. It can handle complex tax situations, but the in

6 Things You Need to Know to File Your Taxes Online

In 2014, 86 percent of U.S. taxpayers filed tax returns electronically. Many people are now using mobile and web applications to file their taxes. The major reason for this shift is the ease and conve

Are Online Tax Services Really Safe?

You've received all of your W-2s and 1099s, gathered your receipts and validated your expense reports. Now you're ready to file. E-filing via an online tax preparation service offers the easiest solut

Confusing Tax Laws that Small Businesses Need to Understand

Tax season is a stressful and often confusing time for small-business owners. Tax laws change often, and the deductions you enjoyed in years past may not apply today. While it's impossible not to focu

Things You Should Know About Filing Your Taxes Online

If you dread tax season and procrastinate until the last second every year, it’s time to file your taxes in a less painful way. Various software programs can help you quickly and easily file your taxe

Top Tax Apps to Make Tax Season Less Stressful

Filing taxes isn’t near the top of most people’s lists of fun things to do in the New Year. In fact, about one of every three Americans will wait until the last minute to file, according to the IRS. T

Should I Prepare My Own Income Taxes This Year?

According to the IRS, the number of people who hired a professional to prepare their taxes decreased from 2013 to 2014, and the number of people who did income tax preparation online increased. The tr

How to Find Help For Your Taxes

February is full of things to look forward to: crisp winter air, the Super Bowl, little heart-shaped chocolates, and taxes. Yes, taxes. The average American moans and groans when they're reminded of t

5 Tax Deductions Small Business Owners Can Miss

Finally, some positive economic news. Unemployment has dipped below six percent, you can buy a gallon of gas for under $2 in many parts of the country and the Dow keeps hitting record highs. But for

2014 Federal Income Tax Rates

Federal Tax rates have been announced by the IRS for 2014 and 2015. While you will see many 2014 tax rate charts showing a simple percentage, the U.S. actually has a progressive tax rate. Which means

IRS Tax Liens and Wage Garnishments

If you have significant tax debt, the IRS can put tax liens on all types of property, including real estate, personal property and financial assets. It is not a position that any one wants to be in. T

Federal Extension Form 4868

How do I file a federal tax extension, and do I have to pay now?   Unfortunately, filing a Form 4868 to extend your time to file does not delay your due date for paying your 2013 tax liability. Even i

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