Answers to common questions after you file your tax return

You have filed your 2016 tax return, but you probably still have questions. Here are a few of the most common post-filing questions the IRS answers. Read more.

Tax filing responsibilities of estate executors

As an executor of an estate, it’s your responsibility to make sure all the necessary tax returns are filed. This overview will help you make sure you don’t miss any.

Job hunting? Take advantage of potential tax breaks

As the job market continues to improve, more people are embarking on a job hunt. Did you know there’s a potential tax break in a job hunt? You can deduct the cost of looking for a job in your current field, even if you don’t
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The importance of maintaining good tax records

Keeping your tax records organized year-round is a good practice and will keep you from hastily assembling your documents for your annual tax preparation appointment. If you are diligent about maintaining your tax records, you won’t have to worry about losing a valuable deduction because
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Why you should consider a midyear tax review

Most people don’t include tax planning on their summertime agenda, but there are benefits to doing so. The problem with waiting until the end of the year is that you reduce the time for planning strategies to take effect. If you take the time now
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Will your tax refund be offset by debts?

Be aware that if you have unpaid federal or state debt, such as overdue child support, state income tax, or student loans, all or part of your 2016 income tax return may be redirected to pay the debt. This is called the offset program. If
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June 15 tax filing date for U.S. citizens abroad

U.S. citizens and resident aliens living overseas or serving in the military outside the U.S. receive an automatic two-month extension of the regular tax filing deadline. If this extension applies to your living situation, you have until June 15, 2017 to file your 2016 tax
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Could the Coverdell ESA be the right fund for you?

When it comes to saving for education, you aren’t limited to the 529 college savings plan. Learn about the Coverdell Education Savings Account to see if it’s right for your situation. Read more.

What you should do when the IRS contacts you

Has the IRS questioned something on your tax return? Ignoring it is not the proper course of action. Learn the do’s and don’ts of IRS correspondence.

Catfishing an IRS employee

Creative parking violations; scams at day care; “additional” cash fees; and other highlights of recent tax cases: Flint, Mich.: Former IRS employee Gregory Lundene, 53, has been sentenced to six months in prison after pleaded guilty to participating in a Nigerian‑based ID-theft scheme, according to
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