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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?

Love & Taxes: Deducting a Significant Other

If a loved one is financially dependent on you, you could get a big tax break—as long as you meet these criteria.

IRS Changes the Rules for Rollovers

A major decision by the tax courts affects a long-standing retirement strategy. Who's most likely to be affected?


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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.


I Want to Do My Taxes

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

I Want to Fill Out My W-4 Withholding Form

Correctly fill out your withholding form so that, come April, you'll be in an ideal situation: You won't owe a lot in taxes, nor get a big refund.

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