11 Tax Breaks for Military Families

In many cases, Uncle Sam recognizes the sacrifices members of our nation’s armed forces make, and offers special privileges to compensate. When it comes to paying taxes, for example, military members can claim a host of tax breaks that ...

Beware of These 5 Tax Season Scams

As the April 15 tax deadline draws near, swindlers are thinking of the best ways to defraud you of your hard-earned cash. Be vigilant and don’t fall for any tax-season scams. Here are five common ones: 1. The Early Refund Promise Scam ...

13 Tax Deductions You Shouldn’t Ignore

It’s been said that nothing in life is certain, except death and taxes. And since you work hard for your money, the smaller your bill is at tax time, the better. That’s why income tax deductions are so valuable. “Simply put, a ...

Military Tax Deductions & Exemptions

Military service demands sacrifices — some personal, some financial. But in many cases, Uncle Sam recognizes those hardships and offers special privileges to compensate. When it comes to paying taxes, for example, military members can claim a ...

Lower Your Taxes: 2012

The goal of year-end tax planning usually is to shrink the current year’s tax bill as much as possible. Sometimes, changes make the following year’s tax bill bigger — and this season, the possibility is even greater. A variety of ...