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    Avoid a Tax Audit – Seven Tips to Possibly Keep the IRS Away

    Nothing causes that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach faster than opening the mailbox and seeing a tax audit letter from the IRS. And now that we are in the middle of tax filing season, follow these seven simple tips to lessen the...

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    2012 Tax Day Freebies and Discounts

    As tax day comes to a close, why not treat yourself to a few freebies and discounts? Nothing is better than free especially when you’re recovering from tax day stress. Enjoy! Chili’s: Free appetizer or desert with this coupon. Available April 16 to 18 with the...

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    5 Ways to Avoid an IRS Audit – as featured in SmartMoney

    Face-to-face audits from the IRS are on the rise, especially for those reporting incomes over $200,000. Learn how to protect yourself and your assets from an audit. Click here to read the entire article. Kelli B. Grant and Quentin Fottrell report, 2/8/2012. [Image credit: taxbrackets.org]

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    More Changes to Tax Form 1040 – as featured in SmartMoney

    Click here to learn more about the changes that have been added to this year’s 1040 tax form. The post is the second piece of the two-part blog series. Click here to read the first installment. Bill Bischoff reports, 1/19/2012. Note: Tax Day is April 17, 2012

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    Your W-2 Form: Understanding the Basics

    In our previous post, we covered some basics to help you read and understand your paycheck better. Now let’s talk about W-2 forms. This handy document is awaited by many once January rolls in. Below is a quick breakdown to help you understand the document...

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    Read and Understand Your Paycheck

    Ever wondered what all those different line items on your PMA check stand for? Well we’re here to help. Below is a quick breakdown so that you can see what these various deductions mean to you and your paycheck. 1. Gross vs. Net Pay First,...

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    What’s New for Tax Form 1040 – as featured in SmartMoney

    Click here to learn the new changes that have been added to this year’s 1040 tax form. The post is part 1 of a two-part series. Bill Bischoff reports, 1/11/2012. Note: Tax Day is April 17, 2012

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    Stop Coddling the Super-Rich – as featured in the New York Times

    Billionaires are paying taxes at a rate of 15-17%.  Congress needs to stop hand-holding their friends. At what tax level are you paying? Click here to read more on this article from the New York Times by Warren E. Buffett, 8/14/2011.

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