Should man or machine be your accountant? The old adage that you get what you pay for applies when hiring tax preparers as much as it does when buying tax preparation software.
There are lots of different kinds of cons happening during tax time. Some are happening to taxpayers, and some are being perpetrated by them.
If your wage statement gets waylaid, here's a substitute the IRS will accept.
Be aware that many of these crucial financial documents are now delivered electronically.
The 1099-C, which comes to taxpayers who have settled debts in the past year, can be scary. But it's possible the form was sent by mistake or that you don't have to pay.
Thanks to 2013's government shutdown, the IRS will not start processing returns until Jan. 31. If you want your refund as soon as possible, there are ways to submit your forms early.
The year is nearly over, and so are your opportunities to make some moves that might help you save on income tax.
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