Tax Filing Deadline for Extensions – October 15th

Every year, millions of American taxpayers mark April 15th as the deadline for filing their income tax return.  While the vast majority of taxpayers meet this deadline, it is actually possible to request an extension to file your tax return.  For those taxpayers, time is just about up to get their taxes filed.  The final […]

Free Tax Filing and Preparation for Military Members

One of the little known benefits of being in the military is access to free tax filing and preparation services. There are several options for military personnel to file their taxes for free, including free tax preparation assistance on base, and free tax prep software you can use online to file your taxes. Some local […]

How to File a Tax Extension

Do you need to file a federal tax extension? If you are like me, then you probably haven’t filed your federal taxes yet. I don’t really have  an excuse, other than a full plate. I put it off until the weekend, but then something else comes up that is much more fun. But the April […]

Signs You May Be a Victim of Tax Fraud

As if we didn’t have enough fraud episodes to worry about, there’s a growing trend in income tax fraud. A thief will use your income tax return to steal your identity – and sometimes a whole lot more. Identity theft and fraud are messy enough by themselves, but when you add complications with the Internal […]

TurboTax Military Edition – Specialized Tax Software

Intuit, the makers of financial products like TurboTax and Quicken, just announced they have released TurboTax Military Edition. This tax software is designed specifically for military members, and as far as I know, is the first of its kind! Anyone who has ever served in the military knows how complicated military pay and benefits can […]

Expect Delayed Tax Refunds from the IRS

Tax payers who submitted their tax returns early this year may have to wait a little longer than anticipated to receive their tax refund. The IRS recently announced there may be delays in tax refunds this year for several reasons, including decreased budgets and staffing and new anti-fraud measures for the IRS computer systems. As of right now, […]