Why Your Tax Refund Could Be Lower Than Expected

If you count on getting a tax refund every year when you file your return, you may be worried about recent reports that tax refunds are lower than usual this year. With all the changes as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, there is a lot mo…

Avoid Charitable Scams After Natural Disasters

Hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides, tornadoes, floods, forest fires, and other natural disasters wreak havoc on a large scale. Homes and possessions might be damaged or lost. It’s a tragedy when people are injured or killed.
At such times, genero…

8 Key Highlights of the New Form 1040 Draft

At the end of June, the IRS released an early draft of the newly revised Form 1040. If you’re not familiar with that term, Form 1040 is the standard tax form individuals use to file their income tax returns. For instance, if you itemized your ded…

2017 Tax Extenders Passed: TaxAct Updated

Congress recently extended a number of tax breaks for 2017 that include the extension of a few previously expired deductions and credits. Here’s a look at three of the key provisions that impact individuals and families. Qualified mortgage insurance pr…