Articles on Taxes

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.

Don't Skip These 8 Tax Breaks for Students

College isn't cheap, but students of any age can cut the cost by claiming the right deductions. Would any of these help you or a student you know?

4 Tax Deductions New Homeowners Shouldn't Skip

New homeowners can get a leg up on their tax bill, so long as they remember to claim these huge deductions.

8 Tax Mistakes Millennials Make

With major money changes, come tax changes — and Millennials are often guilty of these common tax-time mix-ups.

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.

The Toughest Tax Season Question All Married Couples Must Ask

You and your spouse want the biggest tax breaks possible. So how should you file — jointly or separately?

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.

Best Money Tips: Get Ahead on Next Year's Taxes

Today we found ways to get ahead on next year’s taxes, job hunting tips for moms who want to work from home, and amazing ways to use balloons.

4 Ways to Reduce Your Tax Bill With Bonds

Everyone knows bonds can add diversity and stability to your portfolio. Even better? Many can reduce your taxes, too.

11 Ways the Government Pays You to Live Green

The government can help you save green — by going green! Make these eco-friendly lifestyle changes today and watch your savings grow.

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?

8 Jaw-Dropping Tax Havens of the Filthy Rich

These jaw-droppingly gorgeous locations also offer jaw-dropping tax havens. This is where the wealthy stash their cash.

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.

7 Penalty-Free Ways to Withdraw Money From Your Retirement Account

Borrow money from your IRA, penalty-free? It's possible in these seven scenarios!

Winter Is Coming: Make These 6 Money Moves Now

The leaves may be falling, but your finances should be on the rise. Tackle these fall money must-dos before winter settles in.

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?

3 Unbelievable Real Estate Tax Shelters of the Rich

The rich finding crazy tax loopholes may not surprise you — but you'll be floored by these real estate tax shelters.

Avoid IRS Penalties With This Simple Estimated Payment Strategy

If you work for yourself, or have a side job or other income, you may want to consider paying estimated quarterly taxes. It can save you money.