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How to File Your Taxes Online for Free

Tax season is finally upon us. If you are getting ready to file your taxes without assistance, then you should be aware of several options that allow you to file for free. You could use the IRS’ Free File program if you have an adjusted gross income of $69,000 or less.   Several years ago, the IRS partnered with multiple businesses who offer free digital filing services for certain people. Depending on whether you qualify, you could use free software that helps you file your taxes. Filing Your Taxes With Free Software You can go to the IRS website to find a list of companies who offer free filing services. Keep in mind, each company has different eligibility requirements. Some of the options require that you make $36,000 a year or less. There could be additional requirements, so be sure to carefully research your options.   You might have several…
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3 Helpful Tips for Filing Your Taxes in 2020

Tax season is quickly approaching, which may not be the most exciting news. We all hope for a quick and painless tax season, and perhaps a substantial refund, this time of year. Fortunately, there are ways of making the filing process easier, and thus more enjoyable. Below we sketch out some top tips for filing taxes in 2020, along with information on how to handle bankruptcy and the IRS. Tips for Filing Your Taxes in 2020 1. Find a free filing service. There are now many free tax filing services available online. The IRS offers their Free File option on their official website. For those who make less than $69,000 a year, Free File offers name brand software for filing federal taxes. Those who make more can find an electronic alternative to the traditional paper tax forms. You can also use Free File to get an automatic six-month extension for…
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5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Many people are expecting smaller tax refunds this year due to the recent overhaul of federal tax laws. In some cases, filers who are used to receiving a refund are discovering they owe money this year. For those of you who are going to receive a sizable refund this year, we encourage you to stick around and read our blog. If you do manage to receive a tax refund without difficulty this year, then you could use the extra funds to bolster your finances. Depending on your situation, even a few hundred dollars can go a long way. If you want to be more financially responsible this year, then use your tax refund wisely. How You Could Spend Your Tax Refund This Year Add to an emergency fund. Hopefully, you already have an emergency fund. If you do not, this year is a perfect time to start one. Without adequate…
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