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2016 Tax Considerations

(Date posted: November 8, 2016)



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What Taxpayers Can Do Now Before Filing Their Return in 2018

(Date posted: October 17, 2017)

While taxpayers will not start filing their tax returns for a few months, there are a few things they can do to make the process easier next year. Here are two things that could affect the 2017 returns they will file in 2018.

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8 Tips to Protect Taxpayers from Identity Theft

(Date posted: October 10, 2017)

Identity theft happens when someone steals personal information for financial gain. Tax-related identity theft happens when someone uses another person’s stolen Social Security number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN) to file a tax return to obtain a fraudulent refund.

Many people first find out they are victims of identity theft when they submit their tax returns. That’s because the IRS lets them know someone else already used their SSN to file.

The IRS continues to work hard to stop identity theft with a strategy of prevention, detection and victim assistance. So far, the agency has stopped millions of dollars from getting into the hands of thieves.

Check out these eight tips on how to protect against identity theft:

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7 Reminders for Taxpayers Filing Their 2016 Tax Returns by Oct. 16

(Date posted: October 3, 2017)

Every year, millions of taxpayers ask for an extra six months to file their taxes. These taxpayers should have paid the tax they owed by the April deadline, but those who requested an extension should mark Monday, Oct. 16 as the extension deadline for 2017. While the deadline normally falls on Oct. 15, that date falls on a Sunday this year so the due date is moved to the next business day.

Here are seven reminders for taxpayers who have not yet filed:

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Tips to Keep in Mind for Taxpayers Traveling for Charity

(Date posted: September 26, 2017)

During the summer, some taxpayers may travel because of their involvement with a qualified charity. These traveling taxpayers may be able to lower their taxes.

Here are some tax tips for taxpayers to use when deducting charity-related travel expenses:

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