Most Americans are eligible for free tax preparation, but many don't realize that. Here's where to find help.
Volunteers nationwide provide free assistance to taxpayers who need help with their returns, and many Americans qualify. Here's how to find help in your city.
The alternative minimum tax, designed to make sure wealthy individuals paid their share, now ensnares the middle class in paperwork -- and sometimes higher taxes.
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Are you ready for tax season? Make the process smooth this year by getting the necessary documentation together now.
Employers and others have until Jan. 31 to get you most of the forms you will need to file your tax return. Be sure to check them for accuracy when the forms arrive.
Pay attention and avoid perennial errors like bad math. Plus, be aware of some specific pitfalls and changes for 2012 returns.
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