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Read the best tips & articles for saving money on taxes. Cut your tax bill by planning right and taking advantage of all of the benefits already available to you. Learn how to prepare and file your taxes for free if you qualify.

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  • Paying taxes is frustrating enough, but paying to pay your taxes makes it feel even worse! If you're getting a head start on filing your 2010 taxes, you'll want to consider some free filing options....
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  • It's fun to get a tax refund each year, but really you are just getting your money back from the government who has been keeping it (and keeping the interest you should have gained) all year long....
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  • The difference between short term (less than 1 year) and long term capital gains taxes, the tax you pay on any gains on your investments, can be significant especially in higher tax brackets. Be...
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  • Improving your home's energy efficiency saves money each month on your utility bill, and can also mean a free bonus from the IRS. Check out the list at Energystar.gov for the latest credits which...
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  • If you do your own taxes, don't miss these free offers.  Get Federal Tax Filing free from either H&R Block or Turbotax.
  • Improving your home's energy efficiency saves money each month on your utility bill, and can also mean a free bonus from the IRS. Check out the list at Energystar.gov for the latest credits which can offset your purchase costs. Check with your local utility company as well to see if your state offers additional benefits.
  • Paying taxes is frustrating enough, but paying to pay your taxes makes it feel even worse! If you're getting a head start on filing your 2010 taxes, you'll want to consider some free filing options. Generally speaking these services offer free federal tax preparation and e-filing using online software. They're hoping you'll pay for extra services [...]
  • If your employer offers health insurance, check if you can take advantage of an FSA. These accounts let you take a tax deduction on money you put aside for health care. Since you are going to spend the money anyway, this is a great way to cut back on the cost. Plus you can use FSAs on a variety of regular drug store purchases. If you spend [...]
  • It's fun to get a tax refund each year, but really you are just getting your money back from the government who has been keeping it (and keeping the interest you should have gained) all year long. Check your withholdings to try to keep more money now, and less of a refund later. Then save, invest, or pay down debt with that money so you can keep [...]