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End of Year Financial Tips
As we approach New Year, it’s time to get your finances organized for 2018. Consolidated Credit offers end of year financial tips to help you get started.
10 Tax Deductions You May Be Overlooking
Are you maximizing your tax refund? Here are 10 tax deductions that many hard working Americans are overlooking with tips on how to maximize your refund.
Protect your refund from tax ID theft
My Social Security is the Right Tool for You
If you haven’t opened a personal “my Social Security” account, you’re missing out. We explain how this account can help prevent issues like tax ID theft.
7 Common Small Business Tax Misperceptions

By Thomas Vastardis One of the biggest hurdles you’ll face in running your own business is staying on top of your numerous obligations to federal, state, and local tax agencies. Tax codes seem to be in a constant state of flux making the Internal Revenue Code barely understandable to most people. The old legal saying […]

5 Last Minute Tax Tips for 2013

By Tom Vastardis, CPA Are you one of the millions of Americans who haven’t filed (or even started) your taxes yet? With the April 15th tax filing deadline less than two weeks away, here’s some last minute tax advice for you. Stop Procrastinating. Resist the temptation to put off your taxes until the very last […]

Will You Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely?

By Ines Mato Tax season is here, and you are probably gathering your W-2s, 1099s and other documents to file your taxes. While the process of submitting returns can be tedious, many people look forward to receiving a sizable refund from Uncle Sam. I’m planning to use my tax refund toward the purchase of a […]

Is Your Paycheck Getting Smaller This Year?

Do you feel like your paycheck got a little lighter this year? Well, it did. Your paycheck is smaller as a result of the payroll tax cut expiration. In December of 2010, Congress cut payroll taxes from 6.2 to 4.2 percent to boost the economy, but the deal expired on Jan 1. The payroll tax […]

Tax Infographic Outlines Common Mistakes People Make on Returns

10 Common Income Tax Snafus – An infographic created by Olson Tax Consulting

Free tax planning web chat
Kiplinger Editors Address Tax Planning in Free Live Web Chat
The tax experts at Kiplinger have some valuable advice headed into tax season. We have the details on their free tax planning web chat.
Celebrate Take Your Kids to Work Day

April 26 is National Take Your Kids to Work Day — not to mention the entire month of April is National Financial Literacy Month, so why not use this time to teach your kids about the financial world. Teach them practical financial skills such as earning money, paying bills, and how to afford the things […]

Can You Afford Your Taxes

Have you planned for your taxes? It’s all too common for people to spend and spend — running up a huge credit card bill right as tax season sets in. Unfortunately, this leaves many blind-sided when their tax refund never comes and instead they’re stuck owing money to good ole Uncle Sam. Even worse is […]

Children lower your taxes to save money
8 Ways Children Lower Your Taxes
Kids are expensive, but there's one way that can help save your money. We explain the eight ways children lower your taxes to get you a bigger refund.
Organize for Tax Time

 by April Lewis-Parks It is that taxing time again! If you have not filed yet and are dreading it because you’re not organized, we have some tips from the organizing expert Jennifer Ford Berry, author of the best-selling book Organize Now! A Week-by-Week Guide to Simplify Your Space and Your Life. Ms. Ford gives advice […]

7 Year-End Tax Tips: How You Can Save Money

By Courtney Hall Even though you usually think of April has tax time, the reality is you can prepare and save all year long. Wouldn’t it be nice to worry less about the amount you’re going to pay to dear old Uncle Sam! 2011 is coming to an end and you need to take a […]

How to Spot an IRS Impersonation Scheme

By Tom Vastardis Consumers should protect themselves against online identity theft and other scams that increase after the filing season. Such scams may appropriate the name, logo or other appurtenances of the IRS or U.S. Department of the Treasury to mislead taxpayers into believing that the scam is legitimate. Scams involving the impersonation of the […]