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Don’t Like Your 2024 Tax Refund? Here’s An Easy Way To Get A Bigger One Next Year

It's fairly simple to make your tax refund bigger or smaller each year: It takes just a few minutes, once you have the paperwork in hand. The IRS even bakes the process into one simple step on its tax forms.

Tax Credit vs. Deduction: What’s The Difference And Which Is Better?

Which is better, a tax credit or a tax deduction? The secret is in leveraging both to ease your tax burden. Before you start stumbling through your tax return, clear up any misconceptions about the differences and how both work to lower your tax liability and your tax rate in different ways.
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What Happens If You Amend Your Tax Return?

Taxpayers may need to file an amended return if they discover that they made mistakes, such as failing to report income, claiming deductions or credits incorrectly, or making other errors that affect the amount of tax owed or the amount of refund due.

Tax Credits vs. Tax Deductions

The IRS calculates tax deductions and credits differently, and the impact on your return can vary. A tax credit reduces your tax liability dollar for dollar. A tax deduction reduces your taxable income.
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13 Weird Things The IRS Considers Taxable, From Bribes To March Madness Pools

It may be obvious to everyday taxpayers that they must report their wages, but few likely realize the feds also expect a cut of their profits from more under-the-radar ways of accruing income.
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Inflation Boosted The 2023 Federal Income Tax Brackets. Here’s How Your Taxes May Compare To 2022

The IRS made annual inflation adjustments for dozens of tax provisions, including the federal income tax brackets for 2023, which may affect next year’s taxes, experts say.