Must Reads

5 Tax Moves to Make Before the Summer’s Over

Pool parties ... and taxes? A CPA shares get-ahead to-dos you should check off your list come summertime.

Where, Oh Where, Did My Tax Money Go?

A report breaks down how every cent of a tax dollar is spent. Did you know the biggest portion—27 cents—goes to military spending?

American Tax Bills: Not So High?

Think your tax burden is hefty? A new study finds that people in the U.S. actually pay less than most other developed nations.

The Real Deal on How We Spend Tax Refunds

A new poll finds most people use those checks from Uncle Sam to get ahead on financial goals—with these to-dos topping the list.

5 Common Tax Season Conundrums—and How to Decipher Them

Tax snafus—like what to do with that MIA 1099—can throw you off. So we asked a tax pro to weigh in on ubiquitous head-scratchers.

Quizzes

what you need to know

11 Things You're Embarrassed to Ask About Taxes

Exemptions, filing status and freelance taxes: if any of these have you scratching your head, we can help.

10 Tax Filing Mistakes to Avoid

Our goal is to keep you far away from the IRS auditors, while making sure you pay as little as (legally!) possible.

Taxes 101

Understanding how taxes work can save you money and a lifetime of stress. We walk you through everything you need to know in this guide to taxes.

Checklists

Checklist: 5 Top Year-End Tax Moves to Make—Today

From making an added mortgage payment to using up flex spending, there's still time to ease your tax burden—if you act fast.

I Want to Do My Taxes

This checklist gets you in and out of tax season with minimal fuss.

What's New