Besides writing about taxes here on My Financial Reviews and Couple Money, I also regularly write for TurboTax’s blog. I thought it would be also very useful to collect my tax posts from around the web so you can have a post you can use as a reference for some questions you may have about getting your taxes done.
- Have the Correct Filing Status on Your Tax Return-> It sounds basic, but making sure you have the correct filing status can make a huge difference on the deductions and credits you can claim.
- Tracking Your Tax Refund-> If you are expecting a tax refund, you want to know where your money is; here’s the IRS page you can go to check on the status of your return and refund.
- Don’t Forget to Pay Estimated Taxes!-> Besides getting your federal return done, if you’re self-employed or freelance, you need to make sure you pay estimated taxes.
- Get More Money in Your Paycheck: Calculate Your W-4 Withholding-> If you don’t want to wait for a big refund check next year, you can adjust your withholdings now and get a slightly bigger paycheck throughout this year.
- Take Advantage of Tax Credits and Deductions-> What you claim for deductions and credits can help decrease your tax liability and in some cases, increase your tax refund.
- Still Time to Open and Fund Your IRA Before April 15th-> If you haven’t fully funded your IRA and you still haven’t filed your taxes, now is a great time to contribute.
- What’s Taxable Income?-> Not all of you income is necessarily taxable, find ways to lower your taxable income.
- Getting All of My 1099s In->If you’re self-employed or if you hired contractors the previous year, becoming familiar with the 1099-MISC can make your life much easier.
- What Do New Parents Need to Know About Taxes?->This year when we filed our taxes we had a new variable to consider – our baby girl.
- Tax Brackets and Effective Tax Rates-> If you’re looking at calculating your effect tax rate, please check out this post.
- What Medical Expenses Can I Deduct?-> You can deduct your medical expenses, your spouse’s expenses (provided you’re filing jointly), or your dependent’s.
- Most Overlooked Tax Deductions->Here are a few overlooked tax deductions that people miss out on. I’ll group them by home, and finally business.
- How Do I Deduct Points Paid on My Mortgage?->Besides the financial benefits of owning property with some equity, there are some tax advantages, including deducting points on your mortgage.
TurboTax also has a team of tax experts writing on their blog, so if you have a very specific tax question, please leave a comment on their site. If you want to get started on your taxes, grab your copy of TurboTax today!
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