Tax filing season may be the single best argument for living a life of simplicity. The Federal Tax code is arcane, but state tax codes put it to shame. Answering a question as simple as, “Where do I file my state income tax returns?” becomes a confusing labyrinth that leaves the average filer casting about […]
All About Taxes
The only sure things in life are death and taxes, and any blog relating to investing and personal finance will definitely talk about taxes. So, here are all your tax articles in one place.
There seems to be a common theme with the people around me who receive a large income tax refund: the money starts burning a hole in their pocket! When this happens, the money that was supposed to help improve their financial life turns into an inexpensive new car (or an expensive one with monthly payments), […]
This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. Thank you H&R Block for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from H&R Block, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Long gone are the days of just a W-2 and filling out a simple 1040EZ. Today’s tax […]
For many people, tax time is one of the most complicated times of the year. April 15 is a busy time for accountants and tax preparers, but it’s also a stressful time for most people. If you’re a student, you might not know what to do – especially if you have scholarships and grants. Do […]
The first time I ever heard of MLPs was from my Uncle Jeff. Imagine an enormous lumberjack, with a Santa Claus beard and a penchant for stretching the truth. “You know who’s really getting rich up there in Williston? It ain’t them truck drivers. It’s them MLPs. They’re earning all this money without paying any […]
Here’s our Jackson Hewitt Tax Software review, where we found they offer a solid interface at competitive prices.
Frequent traders use a combination of research, current events and technical analysis to buy and sell stocks and options. This approach to investing sometimes yields Alpha (over-performance relative to a benchmark), but it always yields more complicated tax filing. If you buy and sell financial positions, you need to stay organized to avoid an IRS […]
We look at Credit Karma Tax Software, which promises free tax filing. It actually turned out to be a great product, but not for everyone.
1040.com is not a good choice for complex tax filers, and the 1040.com tax software is more expensive than other options. Maybe next year…
You’ve seen the advertisements by now: “Start your return for free” or “file for free”. But honestly, are these tax software and service companies really free?Not to mention the fact that the IRS has the FreeFile alliance, which is a group of companies that have committed to offering free filing for eligible individuals.We took a […]
There are so many different options when it comes to tax software, and it can be very confusing to figure out which is best. What makes it even more confusing is that many of the companies “hide” the real cost of their software. You see, most companies are simply advertising the “Federal Return” price, and not […]
If you’re like me, tax season couldn’t come soon enough. You’re either gearing up for a refund or you’re organized and ready to put tax season behind you. If getting a refund is the reason you’re ready for tax season, then you’ve probably heard of early tax refund anticipation loans. If you’ve been debating whether […]
New laws from Congress will impact certain filers, and here’s why your 2017 early tax return will be delayed for several weeks.
Check out our H&R Block review and see why we believe that H&R Block tax preparation software offers the best value to price ratio.
Online Taxes from OLT.com review highlights that, while offering both free Federal and state returns, we don’t recommend it.
Our eSmartTax Review highlights that it’s not a worthwhile option for most DIY tax filers, given it’s price point and offers.