How to avoid getting scammed come tax time

Tax scams come in two major varieties: ID theft, whereby criminals file fraudulent tax returns, and tax scams, where callers convince victims they owe taxes and collect payment information. Fraudulent tax returns usually cost taxpayer victims only time lost, whereas money paid to scammers posing as IRS agents is most often gone for good. The […]

3 Reasons to E-File Your Taxes

If you’re still one of the few taxpayers who files paper returns, consider these reasons to switch to filing electronically: Filing electronically helps you get your refund faster. By avoiding mail delays and common filing errors, you save time. Get your refund even faster by combining an electronic return with direct deposit of your refund. […]

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

In 2014, 150 million taxpayers dutifully filed their federal income tax returns.¹ And all of them made decisions about deductions and credits—whether they knew it or not. When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you. A good place […]