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What is phishing?

Phishing is a tactic used by scammers to gain your personal information online via email or website. Phishing schemes can operate by posing as friends, organizations, or government agencies and demanding personal information like passwords, credit card numbers, addresses, or Social Security Numbers.

If you ever receive an email claiming to be from the IRS that demands any personally identifiable information (PII), you can confidently ignore it; the IRS never initiates communication with taxpayers by email. If you aren’t sure, call the IRS at (800) 829-1040.

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Keeping You Safe with e-File

E-filing is the safest way to handle your taxes. Here's why.

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Help Before You File

Some common mistakes on income tax returns - and how to avoid them.

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Help Before You File

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How e-File Protects your Tax Refund

Filing your taxes online is actually the safest way to handle your tax return, according to the IRS. Here's why!

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What Do Clean Water and Online Taxes Have in Common?

Both 1040.com and Healing Waters International take the basics to the next level. Check out our video to see how.

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Calculate Your Health Care Costs

Use our handy online calculators to see what your costs will be - and what your costs will be for health insurance - and what your penalty might be if you don't have it.

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Why Should I Pay to File My Own Taxes? 6 Reasons It's Worth It

Read on for our six biggest reasons why $25 is a steal for the 1040.com experience.

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4 Steps to Getting Your Fastest Possible Refund

Let's minimize the time between you and your tax refund as much as possible-because why not have your money in your pocket?

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Get Ready for Tax Season by Estimating Your Tax Refund

Want to get a head start on your taxes? Use 1040.com's Tax Estimator for free!

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