Tax pros estimate twice as many Americans will need to file gift-tax returns this year, after rushing to give away assets during the 'fiscal cliff' frenzy.
Be sure to verify everything your tax preparer filled in on the forms, because you'll be held responsible. You also want to double-check names and numbers.
Make sure you take all the deductions and credits to which you're entitled. That requires keeping up with changes in the laws.
Before you buy a tax software package, make sure it suits your needs -- and that you're not eligible to use free online filing programs.
If your taxes are complicated, you may need an accountant, lawyer or enrolled agent to make sure you comply with laws that get more complex every year. Here's how to find a good one.
March 15 is the deadline for some taxpayers to take action. It's also a good time to make a plan for how you'll pay taxes due April 15.
Maximize your refund and minimize the wait by avoiding these errors.
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