Tax day 2021
Emails targeting college students and staff with a ".edu" email address urge them to submit personal details to claim their tax refund.
You can get an extension to file your federal tax return, but you still have to pay your bill by May 17
There are a few easy ways to get a tax extension, which pushes your filing deadline to October 15, but you still have to pay your bill on time.
Jackson Hewitt review: A straightforward way to file taxes online or with a pro if you don't qualify for free filing
Jackson Hewitt offers a DIY plan for federal and state tax returns at $49, and a full-service expert option that's cheaper than some competitors.
TaxSlayer offers four tax-filing plans, including a free federal and state option for basic tax situations.
Credit Karma Tax and TurboTax help people file income taxes quickly and accurately online. Both services are good — the biggest difference is price.
Gift tax may apply to large gifts of cash or other property. How much you pay depends on whether you have used up your lifetime exemption.
The IRS will issue automatic refunds to some Americans for the $10,200 unemployment tax break, starting in May
Some people filed their 2020 taxes before the American Rescue Plan became law. They still qualify for the unemployment tax break and will be refunded.
Here are the seven federal tax brackets for 2020 and 2021. The income thresholds are indexed for inflation every year.
TurboTax is best for those who need more help — and are willing to pay a premium — while TaxSlayer is great for those who are familiar with taxes.
Unemployment benefits are generally taxed. The new stimulus bill allows people earning up to $150,000 to leave out the first $10,200.
Fun fact: The IRS doesn't actually charge you to file your taxes. It's the preparation fees from online providers that can add up.
Credit Karma vs. H&R Block: How the online tax-filing services compare on cost, experience, and expert help
Even though Credit Karma Tax is free for federal and state returns, H&R Block is worth the cost in some situations. Here's how the platforms compare.
TaxSlayer is a top value pick for self-employed filers, and a good budget option for anyone else. But there are a few inconveniences to be aware of.
To find the best tax software, we reviewed 10 online tax preparers, including TurboTax, H&R Block, and TaxSlayer. Here's how they stack up.
TurboTax is the most expensive online filing option, but you get what you pay for: a good user experience and access to tax experts.
TurboTax vs. H&R Block: How the popular tax-filing services compare on cost, experience, and expert help
Both TurboTax and H&R Block have high-quality user interfaces and offer access to experts. You won't go wrong with either choice.
H&R Block review: An easy way to file taxes yourself or connect with a pro, and get your maximum refund
Taxes can be overwhelming and confusing, even for the well-versed. H&R Block simplifies the process without dumbing it down.
H&R Block has five pricing options based on how many income streams and deductions you have, starting with a free version.
Qualifying medical expenses are tax deductible if they exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. This threshold can be difficult to meet.
The online tax-filing platforms have been updated to account for the American Rescue Plan's $10,200 unemployment tax break.