Personal Taxes

Learn how to save, find some little-known deductions, get the latest in tax breaks, and more in our Personal Taxes articles section.

Is Your Tax Professional Certified?

Many people begin by preparing their taxes themselves, and ultimately seek help when things become more complicated. The question is, who are you…

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How to Avoid a Tax Audit: 7 Tips for Small Business Owners

Find out what might trigger a small business tax audit and how you can reduce your risk.

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5 Ways to Avoid a Tax Audit

The IRS is looking for red flags when deciding who to audit. Know how to avoid waving them, and you'll be likely to duck unwanted attention from tax…

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10 Ways to Avoid a Tax Audit

Here are some steps you can take to reduce your chances of being chosen for a tax audit.

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7 Questions to Ask When You're Vetting a Tax Lawyer

Tax lawyers can help you through a tax controversy, or help you avoid one. To get the right lawyer for your needs, you need to know what to look for.

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5 Reasons to File Your 2020 Taxes Early

Waiting until April 15 may not be the best move this tax season.

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What Makes the 2020 Tax Season Different for Small Businesses and Consumers

Understand how your tax burden might be affected by factors such as working from home, caring for children during school closures, getting ill, and…

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Self Employment Tax: What to Know and How to Calculate It

Self-employment taxes require quarterly payments calculated at a higher rate than employees who have their payments deducted from each of their…

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What Are Estimated Quarterly Tax Payments?

Quarterly estimated tax payments are one way the IRS makes sure you pay-as-you-go. Here's an easy guide to help you get it right.

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6 Qualities Business Owners Need in a Tax Preparer

Business owners need tax preparers they are comfortable with and can trust to help them comply with tax rules while minimizing taxes. Anyone can…

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