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Personal Finance 2021-04-05T16:42:06Z

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.
Personal Finance 2021-03-26T21:06:06Z

Best tax software 2021: TurboTax, H&R Block, and more

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.
Personal Finance 2021-03-23T19:16:35Z

TurboTax vs. TaxAct: How the online tax-filing services compare on cost, experience, and expert help

TurboTax creates a thorough and supportive DIY tax-filing experience for a premium price. TaxAct is generally cheaper and can help you file quickly.
Personal Finance 2021-03-12T21:25:36Z

Best tax software for small business owners: How TurboTax, TaxAct, and BlockAdvisors compare

To find the best tax software for small business owners, we compared leading online tax services on price, accessibility, and ease of use.
Personal Finance 2021-02-23T15:43:52Z

How much does TaxAct cost? How much you'll pay to prepare and file your tax return

TaxAct offers four tax-filing plans, including a free federal option for basic tax situations. You'll pay extra to file your state tax return.
Personal Finance 2021-02-23T15:25:00Z

TaxAct review: A good middle-of-the-road option for experienced DIY filers

TaxAct's overall pricing is fair, though customers should be careful to account for add-ons such as expert help and state returns.
Personal Finance 2021-02-17T16:14:50Z

Think twice before paying an online tax preparer from your refund

The cost of tax filing fees with H&R Block, TurboTax, or one of the other online tax preparers can be deducted from your refund — for a price.
Personal Finance 2020-07-31T18:50:00Z

Congress is deadlocked over the next relief package, but a 2nd round of stimulus checks already has the green light

A second stimulus check is coming, but won't be issued until both chambers of Congress vote to pass a relief bill and President Donald Trump signs it.
Personal Finance 2020-07-14T16:55:01Z

Taxes are due Wednesday. Here are 4 sites offering discounts on federal returns.

Multiple online tax preparers are currently offering discounts on their tax-filing products, including H&R Block, TaxAct, TaxSlayer, and eFile.com
Personal Finance 2020-07-14T16:36:00Z

Self-employed workers could have up to 6 tax bills due on Wednesday. Here's a CPA's advice if you can't afford to pay them all.

A CPA recommends prioritizing state taxes over federal taxes and paying your 2019 balance before making estimated tax payments.
Personal Finance 2020-07-10T15:49:00Z

There's only 1 weekend left to file your taxes before they're due July 15

Filing taxes can be time consuming. If you prefer to set aside time on a weekend, you only have one chance left before the July 15 deadline.
Personal Finance 2020-07-09T19:43:36Z

A tax-filing issue that could have cost me $4,000 made me think twice about the advice I've been giving to other small business owners

After encountering a problem with TurboTax that wasn't easily resolved, he did his taxes again with H&R Block and got a completely different result.
Personal Finance 2020-07-09T19:11:45Z

TaxAct is a good option for experienced filers, and its tax-filing plans are currently 35% off

If you value affordability and have a decent understanding of your tax situation, TaxAct is a good choice for filing your taxes by July 15.
Personal Finance 2020-07-07T21:15:32Z

4 tax-prep hacks I follow all year to make filing easy

Stashing tax documents (paper or digital) in a designated folder and keeping up with your investments throughout the year can help you file smoothly.
Personal Finance 2020-07-06T18:01:56Z

The coronavirus took an axe to my income, so I'm using a federal disaster-relief loan to pay my taxes this year

As a small-business owner, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan provides peace of mind during uncertain times, but it comes with specific rules.
Personal Finance 2020-07-03T12:31:00Z

If I'd known the term 'effective tax rate' in 2019, I wouldn't owe $8,000 in taxes this year

When she learned the term "effective tax rate" and what it meant for her taxes, she was better able to predict how much tax she would owe.
Personal Finance 2020-07-01T22:27:00Z

All your questions answered about filing and paying taxes

When are taxes due in 2020? How do I file taxes? How much does it cost? What if I'm getting a refund? We have those answers and more.
Personal Finance 2020-07-01T19:18:00Z

4 tax breaks every US college student should know about

Tax deductions and tax credits for college students can help offset the cost of school or repaying a student loan. Here's what's available.
Personal Finance 2020-06-30T18:44:00Z

TaxAct is totally free for active service members, and there's a $0 option for everyone else

TaxAct offers four e-filing plans — Free, Deluxe+, Premier+, and Self-Employed — ranging from $0 to $165 for federal and state returns.
Personal Finance 2020-06-25T15:47:45Z

Tax Day is 3 weeks from now, and at least 7 million Americans still haven't filed

A CPA says it's possible the federal deadline could get extended again, but it would lead to confusion if states don't change their due dates too.
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