Last-minute tax tips: A 10-minute tax guide for procrastinators

Here's everything you need to know to pick the best tax filing software, catch common missed deductions and get the biggest possible refund.

Are you on a store-returns blacklist? How to see the data retailers are quietly using to monitor you

In-store return policy drama? Retailers from Sephora to Best Buy may be tracking for signs of abuse. Here's how the Retail Equation may be involved, and how to check your own "return activity report."

Where is my tax refund? How to track federal or state return status and best use your 2018 IRS check

Tax refund tips for 2018, like where your check is, how to contact the IRS if you filed your return by the deadline and your refund is late and the best, smartest ways to spend or invest your cash.

Are your tax withholdings right? How to check with a calculator — and fix your 2018 paychecks

Tax refunds are a sign your withholdings might be wrong. How to check your 2018 paycheck and allowances, given changes from tax cuts and life events affecting your income tax bracket — and more.

Tax fraud 2018: 3 top scams to beware, from fake IRS refunds to realistic emails and phone calls

Tax scams are harder to spot in 2018 than you’d expect. As you hunt for calculators, bracket tables and general help to file your return, be sure to also look out for sneaky signs of fraud.

Tax returns 2018: Here are the best and the worst places to live for getting a tax refund

2018 tax refund checks vary from state to state — but getting a smaller payout might actually be a good thing.

Tax return tips for 2018: 5 filing season savings moves and investments to maximize your 2017 refund

The spring 2018 tax deadline to file your 2017 tax returns is creeping up: Filing opens Jan. 29, and the deadline is April 18. Here's how to file for free and get a big check from Uncle Sam.

Tax bill passes final vote: What does it mean for you? Your 9 biggest questions answered

Tax calculator seeming handy right now? Don't stress: Here's what's in the tax reform bill passed by House and Senate, when President Donald Trump could sign it and how your taxes could change.

Tax Reform: This is the one big problem with the Republican tax “postcard” plan

Tax plan confusion? While House Republicans promise their "postcard" will make filing easier, it could easily make it harder. Here's why.

Can you afford to quit your job? Here's how much money you need to have saved up.

Before you even think about quitting your job, make sure you have a solid financial plan.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is putting an end to the state's tampon tax

Florida is the 13th state to slash taxes on menstrual products.


Trump says he may finally release his tax returns — after he leaves office

"I might release them after I’m out of office," he said.

Trump just called for a "good" government shutdown. Here's what that would look like.

Government shutdowns hurt millions of Americans, including veterans, federal law enforcement officers and more.

How much money do 'The Amazing Race' contestants make?

Even if you don't win, you can still make money on 'The Amazing Race'.

Trump once proposed a radical "wealth tax." Now a Democrat has introduced it in Congress.

The Donald J. Trump Wealth Tax Act of 2017 is unlikely to attract any Republican support.

When's the latest I can file my taxes? To avoid penalties, here's when you need to file.

Some helpful advice for filing your taxes at the last minute.

These 3 easy questions show whether you're smarter about US taxes than most Americans

A majority of Americans got these three questions about taxes wrong.

I e-filed with H&R Block — then called an accountant: Here's what I learned about taxes

How does tax software compare to the advice of a CPA?

What to do with your tax refund: Here's the best way to use that check from the IRS.

These are the 5 smartest things to do with the money you just got from the IRS.

Do I have to pay taxes on my refund? How to know if refunds count as taxable income.

Do you have to pay taxes on your tax refund? Find out the answer to this question here.

What happens if you miss the 2017 tax filing deadline? Don't stress — here's what to do.

What happens if you missed the tax filing deadline? It's not too late to send in your return.

Save big on taxes in 2017 with tips from a CPA — and learn how Trump’s tax plan will affect you

In the latest episode of the Payoff podcast, we solve a big tax mystery for host Antonia Cereijido.

Tax brackets 2017: Here's the rate you pay the IRS for tax year 2016, based on your income

Need a tax calculator? Here are the tax brackets for the 2017 filing year so you can figure out how much money you owe.

Rapid tax refund: Why Americans use this time-saving tax move — but you should probably avoid it

Should you opt for a rapid tax refund? Find out here why you should say no to rapid refunds.

Trump supports getting rid of the alternative minimum tax. Now we know why.

He would have paid only $5.3 million in taxes in 2005 if the AMT didn't exist.

What's the 'best' passport to hold? Citizenship in these 35 countries pays off most

Trying to pick up dual citizenship? These passports have the best perks.

5 ways your tax refund can make you richer and give you peace of mind

No matter your tax bracket, use the money you get back from Uncle Sam to boost your net worth in 2017.

Here's who benefits if Trump repeals the estate tax

Only children of the extremely wealthy would benefit from this move.

House Speaker Paul Ryan's tax cut plan is heaven for big businesses

Paul Ryan wants to lower the tax rate and give other incentives to corporations.