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If you can't afford to pay your taxes or take out a loan in anticipation of your refund, your credit scores could suffer. And beware tax-related ID theft.
Pulling copies of your credit reports will let you know if a crook has opened fraudulent accounts in your name and is destroying your credit rating.
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You may have more options than you realize. But first, pull your credit scores and improve them, if necessary.
These common misconceptions could derail you from understanding and maximizing your credit scores.
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