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.
The hassle of doing your taxes is still a very fresh memory. Use that as motivation to take a few steps now to make next year's tax preparation much less stressful.
The IRS will grant an automatic extension to anyone who asks. But you still have to estimate what you owe and send the money.
Because the IRS charges taxpayers a hefty fee to use plastic, it's usually not a good deal. If you don't have the cash, other options could cost you less.
Think the sequester affects only federal employees? Think again. The budget cuts may cause you to adjust your plans in the next few months.
Maximize your refund and minimize the wait by avoiding these errors.
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