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Can Your Spouse be a Dependent on Your Taxes?

We all want a lower tax burden. When your spouse earns much less, you may be tempted to claim them as a dependent. Should You?

4 Ways Student Loans Impact Your Taxes

Got student loan debt? Who doesn't. Lessen the burden by knowing just how that debt plays into your taxes.

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.

8 Tax Tricks to Try if You're Stuck With Student Loans

The burden of student loan debt is heavy enough. Get as many tax breaks as you can to lighten your load.

The 11 Oddest Things America Has Ever Taxed

No one likes to pay taxes. Especially when they're as off-the-wall as these.

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.

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.