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Filed an extension? Have your 2014 AGI on hand

your tax return, preparation, e-filing, security | October 10, 2016 image description
your tax return, preparation, e-filing, security | October 10, 2016

The IRS is phasing out the Electronic Filing PIN, because using your prior year AGI is a lot more secure. Here’s how to find and use your 2014 AGI.

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To Refund or Not to Refund

your tax return, income tax, tax tips | July 18, 2016 image description
your tax return, income tax, tax tips | July 18, 2016

Some of us pay hefty taxes throughout the year to get a big refund in April. Others try to pay just enough out of their paychecks to break even at the end of the tax year. How do you know what’s best for you?

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The Shadow of Past-Due Debt

IRS, your tax return | May 09, 2016 image description
IRS, your tax return | May 09, 2016

We all look forward to getting a nice fat refund from the IRS come tax time, but sometimes, what we get can be less than what we expected. What was supposed to be a new car down-payment gets whittled down to dinner for one. How can that happen?

Most times this scenario plays out when the taxpayer has some sort of debt that’s owed. The tax refund is fair game for repaying some – but not all – kinds of past-due debt.

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