Financial Cents: Posts About Taxes

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Verify These 5 Components on Your W-2 Form

Confirming critical information on your W-2 can help you file an error-free tax return and comprehend how taxes impact your earnings.

Posted on: March 05, 2020


A piggy bank that says "tax," a pile of money, and a credit card in a credit card machine all balancing on top of a mobile device
Can You Pay Taxes With a Credit Card?

Cash or credit? You may have more than one option to pay off your tax bill.

Posted on: February 21, 2020


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Tax Refund Anticipation Loans May be More Dangerous Than You Think

“Can I get a loan against my tax refund?” Well, yes. But you may want to wait it out.

Posted on: February 05, 2020


Here are the 10 Weirdest Taxes in History

If you really hate taxes, then may we suggest not getting your bagels sliced in New York City and not wearing a beard in Tsar Peter the Great's Russia.

Posted on: March 22, 2019


If Your Tax Bill is Higher Than You Can Afford, What Should You Do?

Tax evasion isn't a good look on you. Luckily, you have plenty of options to help you pay off a larger than expected tax bill!

Posted on: March 13, 2019


How Can an Average Joe (or Jane) Reduce Their Tax Burden?

It's easy for rich folks and large corporations to reduce their tax burdens, but regular folks can do it too!

Posted on: March 11, 2019


Handy Tax Tips For Freelancers

Employees get taxes deducted from their paychecks, but freelancers have to handle all that for themselves—which can mean a nasty surprise come tax season.

Posted on: February 26, 2019


Here’s Why Your Tax Refund Might Be Smaller This Year

Remember when The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed and then you saw a bump in your take-home pay? Yeah, about that ...

Posted on: February 14, 2019


How to Avoid Tax Identity Theft and Other Tax-Related Scams

Since it's Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, we figured this would be the perfect time to help you recognize the signs of a tax-related fraud or scam.

Posted on: January 30, 2019


How Will The New Tax Law Affect You?

While you're getting your taxes filed for this year, it wouldn't hurt to look ahead to 2019 and how the new tax law will affect your finances.

Posted on: February 06, 2018