Taxpayers who use some schedules will have to wait until mid-February or March. So far, there is no reason to expect refunds to be delayed.
Most records can be safely discarded after three years, but you'll want to keep some types of paperwork longer. Yes, you can keep those files electronically.
Volunteer and community programs will help you with your taxes, though some set income limits or deal only with simple returns. Anyone can file free online.
Putting your saving and investing on an automated plan is a great way to manage money, but some think it's the lazy man's route.
Requiring tax pros to take a competency test and engage in continuing education is unlawful, argues the nonprofit group that plans to file a lawsuit.
20-somethings can get free or inexpensive help with returns and helpful fact sheets from the IRS. Watch for essential documents that come by mail.
Since taxes are complicated, you may think a pro is always the way to go. But if you don't need certain kinds of help, you're wasting your money.
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