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Tax Filing Tips and Tax Credits

Keep Your Tax Refund. Don't Give It Away! Lots of money flows at tax time. And everyone wants a piece of it. Be smart and keep all of your refund. Here are our simple tips for holding onto your hard-earned money. CONTENTS Tip #1: Say "No" to money advances: rapid refunds, "Money Now" loans, and other "fast money" products. Tip #2: Use free t more...

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DOMA and Same-Sex Couples

Recent new reports state that the State of Maine will start issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples before the end of the year (2012).  A few other states are in the process, if not already issuing licenses.  Couples who are married by the end of the year may want to consider consulting with a tax professional before filing their tax returns next year.  In particular, the Supreme Court may overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 2013.  Current federal law proh more...

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Filing a Tax Return When Deployed

Your tax return must be signed to be valid. If you are married, then you and your spouse must both sign the return. However, if you are deployed, there are other options. If your spouse has a valid power of attorney to attach with the return, then he or she can sign for you. You can also use IRS Form 2848. Power of Attorney (IRS Form 2848) This form is used to grant a Power of Attor more...

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IRS Debt: Options for Low-Income Taxpayers

What to do if the IRS sends you a notice saying you owe them money. more...

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Special Tax Benefits for Members of the Armed Forces

Armed Forces Tax Guide more...

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