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Should You Opt Out of Child Tax Credit Payments? Taxes July 22, 2021
The U.S. government has begun sending some parents monthly tax credit payments as part of changes outlined in the American…
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We Still Haven’t Received Our Federal Tax Refund. What Should We Do? Taxes July 14, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, bymoney expert Clark Howard. How Do We Track…
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The IRS Has Delayed the 2021 Tax-Filing Deadline Until Mid-May Taxes March 19, 2021
The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have announced that they're postponing the deadline to file your federal income…
What You Need To Know Before You DIY Your Taxes
What You Need To Know Before You DIY Your Taxes Taxes March 3, 2021
DIY tax filing is all the rage these days. Online tax filing programs are widely available, and many of them…
Ask Clark money column
Do We Get Tax Breaks for Working From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Taxes February 8, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, by money expert Clark Howard. With Many Employees…
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7 Free Federal and State Tax Filing Services for 2021 Taxes January 26, 2021
If your financial life is uncomplicated, and you have a simple tax return, you may be able to file your…
When Are Taxes Due? Important Tax Dates in 2021
When Are Taxes Due? Important Tax Dates in 2021 Taxes January 15, 2021
Mark your calendars: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it is accepting and processing tax returns starting on February 12,…
Here Are the New IRS Tax Brackets for 2021
Here Are the New IRS Tax Brackets for 2021 Taxes October 27, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just announced the new annual inflation adjustments for the next tax year. The IRS says…
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26 States That Don’t Tax Social Security Benefits Taxes June 24, 2020
If you're about to start collecting Social Security benefits, you may have questions about how that new income will affect…
Unemployment Benefits
Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Unemployment Benefits? Taxes June 1, 2020
If you've lost your job because of the coronavirus pandemic, you might be new to collecting unemployment benefits.  Our Consumer…
Big Ways Coronavirus Is Impacting Tax Deadlines
3 Big Ways Coronavirus Is Impacting Tax Deadlines Taxes March 20, 2020
American taxpayers unsure about how the coronavirus pandemic may affect their financial life have some tax-related relief to look forward…
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Where You Should Never Put Your Tax Refund Taxes March 5, 2020
If you're due a tax refund and don't want to wait on the Internal Revenue Service to send it to…
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IRS Announces Beginning of Tax Season for 2020 Taxes January 7, 2020
Ladies and gentlemen, mark your calendars! The Internal Revenue Service has announced it will begin accepting tax returns on January…
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Here Are the New IRS Tax Brackets for 2020 Taxes December 12, 2019
Each year, the change of the calendar brings with it new IRS tax brackets. Here's a look at what you…
IRS form 1040-SR
1040-SR: What you need to know about the new tax form for seniors Taxes September 25, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is showing off how it hopes to simplify the federal income tax-filing process for around…
The IRS is rolling out a new W-4: What you need to know
The IRS is rolling out a new W-4: What you need to know Taxes July 15, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service has announced its intention to roll out a new W-4 form soon — and it might…
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Are you leaving unclaimed tax money on the table? Taxes March 15, 2019
Are you one of the 1.2 million taxpayers leaving an average refund almost $900 on the table from a prior…
5 Things To Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit
5 Things To Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit Money & Credit January 28, 2019
When you file your taxes, the hope is often that you can get the most possible money back. And the…
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Here’s Your Estimated 2020 Tax Refund Schedule Taxes January 16, 2019
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed back the deadline to file federal tax returns and pay your tax obligations by three…
Refund reversal: White House official says tax refunds will arrive as scheduled
Refund reversal: White House official says tax refunds will arrive as scheduled Money & Credit January 7, 2019
There's good news if you've been fretting over not getting your federal tax refund because of the partial government shutdown.…
As government shutdown goes on, don't expect tax refunds from IRS
Government shutdown: IRS says it will take your money but not issue refunds Money & Credit January 4, 2019
As the partial government shutdown continues, agencies are starting to chime in about how they will be able to function…
New 1040
The new 1040 tax form: What you need to know Money & Credit December 28, 2018
With the simplification of the tax code brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS has revised…
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Giving Tuesday: Make sure you know where your donation is going Money & Credit November 27, 2018
Since we've spend the last week so focused on buying, buying, buying it seems only appropriate that the day after…
Saver’s Credit: How To Get Free Money To Save for Retirement
Saver’s Credit: How To Get Free Money To Save for Retirement Taxes November 2, 2018
If you think you have to earn a lot of money to be able to save for the future, you're…
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Why you may get a smaller tax refund next year — and what to do about it Money & Credit August 3, 2018
The new tax law has been talked up as a way to put more money into the pocket of average…
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How one call to the IRS could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars Taxes July 6, 2018
Long-time followers of money expert Clark Howard know that one of his key pieces of advice when it comes to…
1040 tax form
8 big misconceptions about the new tax law Money & Credit June 13, 2018
You probably haven't heard much about the new tax law recently. After the rush of last-minute tax filing died down…
Income tax return
Didn’t get your taxes filed by yesterday’s deadline? You’re in luck! Taxes April 18, 2018
If you failed to get your taxes filed by yesterday's midnight deadline, a technology failure on the IRS's part could…
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Here’s your 2018 estimated tax refund schedule Money & Credit April 18, 2018
Looking forward to a big fat refund check this year? Maybe you'll use it to pay down debt or treat…
Taxes
Tax Day 2018: 30+ deals & freebies to help ease the pain Deals & Savings April 17, 2018
Tax Day isn't necessarily something to celebrate (unless you're the government, we guess), but it has become a popular day…