IRS

10 Reasons You Should Really Fear an IRS Audit

When the IRS decides to smack you with an audit, what's the worst that can happen? You're wise not to try to cheat the taxman.

5 Most Common Tax Mistakes Made by College Grads

College grads, your homework isn’t over. Your next assignment is making sure you get the most tax breaks possible.

How to Choose the Best Tax Preparer

April 15 is almost here! Can you trust your tax preparer?

Should You Ever Pay Your Taxes With a Credit Card?

Tax day is almost here, and you may be tempted to pay Uncle Sam with plastic. But if you do, you're just trading cheap debt for expensive debt.

10 Smart Ways I'm Spending My Tax Refund

Is Uncle Sam giving you a little something back this tax season? Here's how one Wise Bread writer is spending his to tie up some loose financial ends.

The Easiest Way to Avoid a Tax Audit

It's every taxpayer's worst fear, but it doesn't have to be if you're honest and you stick with these tax-prep basics.

Here's How to Deduct Charitable Donations on Your Taxes

Follow the rules if you want a tax break for charitable contributions. The IRS isn't so charitable with audits.

5 Important Tax Changes for 2016

April will be here before you know it. Are you ready for these changes to the 2016 tax code?

I Lost My Tax Documents… Now What?

Now where did that missing 1099 go…? Never fear, here's how to deal with lost tax documents.

Avoid the Tax Season Rush With These Early Prep Steps

It's almost the year end! Do YOU know where all your tax paperwork is? Here's everything you need to find before the holidays arrive in full force.

5 Signs You Probably Need an Accountant

Missed tax deductions, a side income, a house — it's not long before money gets complicated. When should you hire a pro?

Top Three Tax Facts to Know for 2016

Hasn't tax day already come and gone? Yes, but it's never too early to start worrying about next year's taxes.

Filed an Extension? Here's What You Need to Know

The deadline's passed and you won't be getting a refund. It's okay — you have options, but you must exercise them to avoid big penalties or worse.

8 Tax Return Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Nobody's perfect — but for tax filing, even small errors have big consequences! Keep an eye out for these easy-to-make tax return miscues.

Not So Fast! 5 Things You Must Do After Filing Taxes

You filed your taxes — hurray! — but you aren't done just yet. Here's what you need to do to wrap up tax season and prepare for next year.

8 Ways to File Your Taxes for Free in 2015

If you made less than $60k in 2014, you can file for free, even with popular tax-prep software. You have lots of other free options, too — use them!

Can't Pay Your Taxes? Here's What to Do

Tax season is upon us, and for many that means money owed. Here's what to do if you can't afford to make your tax payment.

Use These 3 Tax-Reduction Strategies of the Rich

For these tax avoidance strategies to work, you probably need to be a millionaire. Or do you?

Going Without Health Insurance in 2015? Here's What It'll Cost You

The fines for going without health insurance are ticking up this year. Are you covered or will you pay a fine?

6 Things the IRS Doesn't Want You to Know About Them

The IRS probably won't ever audit you. Learn why that's the case, along with five other surprising facts about the government tax collectors.