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.
The federal government was shut down for more than two weeks -- and that's about how much longer than usual you'll probably have to wait for your refund next year.
So you've accumulated frequent flyer miles and cash-back bonuses using your credit card - but do you have to pay taxes on them?
The IRS says it is nearly ready to accept returns with forms that required revision. But the date to start filing is still not set.
There's no guaranteed way to avoid an audit of your tax return, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk.
Hate sitting down to do your taxes and then waiting for your refund? Take advantage of these tax apps for your smartphone and tablet to file your return in record time.
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