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    Itemize or Choose the Standard Deduction

    Most taxpayers claim the standard deduction when they file their federal tax return. However, some filers may be able to lower their tax bill by itemizing. Find out which way saves the most money by figuring taxes both ways. The IRS offers the following five tips […]

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    IRS Tax Video: “Your Taxes in the Sharing Economy”

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    Use the “Where’s My Refund?” Tool

    Taxpayers who have not yet received their income tax refunds can use “Where’s My Refund?” app to check the status. Find it on or the free IRS mobile app IRS2Go. Here are five tips to know about “Where’s My Refund?”: 1. Some Refunds Delayed. […]

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    IRS Warns of Video Relay Scam Targeting Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Every day scammers come up with new ways to steal taxpayers’ identities and personal information. Some scammers pretend to be from the IRS with one goal in mind: to steal money. Be aware that con artists will use video relay services (VRS) to try to […]

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    Avoid the Rush: EITC and ACTC Refunds Expected to Arrive the Week of Feb. 27

    WASHINGTON – As the IRS begins releasing refunds for taxpayers who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit, the tax agency reminded taxpayers that they should not expect refunds to be available in bank accounts or on debit cards until […]

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  • The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, Friday, March 22, 2013. Taxes are at the center of every major budget fight gripping Washington. Democrats and Republicans simply do not agree on whether taxpayers should be asked to shell out more in order to reduce government borrowing. Thatís why Congress and the White House couldnít agree on a plan to avoid automatic spending cuts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    IRS “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams List for 2017 Continues with Warning Against Frivolous Tax Arguments

    WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today continued rolling out its 2017 “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list by warning taxpayers against using frivolous tax arguments to avoid paying taxes. Promoters of frivolous schemes encourage taxpayers to make unreasonable and outlandish legal claims to avoid paying […]

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    Check Out These Tax Benefits for Parents

    Taxpayers with children may qualify for certain tax benefits. Parents should consider child-related tax benefits when filing their federal tax return: Dependent. Most of the time, taxpayers can claim their child as a dependent. Taxpayers can generally deduct $4,050 for each qualified dependent. If the […]

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    Six Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

    Self-employed taxpayers normally earn income by carrying on a trade or business. Here are six important tips from the IRS for the self-employed: Self-Employed Taxpayers. Sole proprietors and independent contractors are two types of self-employment. Taxes can be complex for the self-employed. Check out the […]

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