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The President's Radical 529 Plan: Eliminating Tax Benefits

Experts say a potential change to 529 withdrawals could lead to a drop in contributions. Here's how your plan could be affected.

Will This Be the Worst Tax Filing Season Ever?

Brace yourself: Filing in 2015 will likely be more complex than it's been in decades—and could translate into a delayed refund.

5 Smart Tax Breaks You May Not Know About

From job-search expenses to helping out relatives, these often-overlooked ideas could land you a bonus, end-of-year deduction.

What Is the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)?

No one looks forward to paying Uncle Sam, but the AMT has an extra beastly reputation in the tax world—and here's why.

Fact: Americans Don't Pay the Highest Taxes

A report finds that our tax burden is only the 25th highest in the developed world. Can you guess which countries shell out more?


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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.


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.

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