The 1099-C, which comes to taxpayers who have settled debts in the past year, can be scary. But it's possible the form was sent by mistake or that you don't have to pay.
Free File's income eligibility limit has been increased to $58,000 -- $1,000 more than last year.
Not only can you get a refund faster by not procrastinating, it can also help you avoid fraud.
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.
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