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Deductions For Teachers Who Spend Money On Supplies For Their Classroom

Are you a teacher who shells out your own money to pay for books, pens, pencils and basic supplies needed for your classroom? If you are an eligible educator, you may be able to deduct up to $250 of expenses you paid for purchases of books and classroom supplies. These out-of-pocket expenses may lower your tax liabilities, even if you don’t itemize your deductions. [Read More...]

Amended Returns- How To Fix Errors Made On Your Return

If you discover an error after you file your tax return, you can correct the error by amending your return. Amended returns, filed on Form 1040X, are used to make corrections to a previously submitted and accepted tax return. An amended return can be done for any tax year. However if a refund is being claimed, the return must be filed within three years after the date the original return was filed. While most filing statuses can be changed with an amended return, changing from Married Filing Joint to Married Filing Separate cannot be done after the original due date. [Read More...]

TaxSlayer.com’s $10,000 Scholarship Opportunity!

TaxSlayer.com is taking the show on the road this year. In an effort to help promote the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl and to reach campuses across the country, we have launched the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl Road Tour. The TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl Road Tour will travel the Southeast this fall in promotion of the New Year’s Day bowl game.

The TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl bus will make eight stops at SEC football games offering students the opportunity to win a $10,000 scholarship courtesy of TaxSlayer.com. [Read More...]

Football + Taxes = Perfect Blend

Football season is here and I hit hard on the football field! That’s right! I train hard to kick butt on the field. Well….. let me back up a moment to clarify a few things. I don’t physically hit hard and there ‘ain’t’ no way on this earth that you will find me on a football field. But thanks to EA Sports, the creator of the NCAA Football 2013 video game, I can smash with the best.

As many of you may know, TaxSlayer.com is the entitlement sponsor of the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl through 2013. As you can imagine, we are excited about the opportunity to be a part of collegiate sports and it is an honor to have 2 storied divisions play in the Gator Bowl, The SEC and Big Ten. [Read More...]

Events In Life That Have A Significant Tax Impact Series: Having A Child

Having a child is another event in life that can significantly impact your tax situation. Unlike some of the other events we will talk about in this series, having a child almost always is beneficial for your tax situation. If you understand and take advantage of the tax benefits of having a child, you will usually be able to reduce the amount of taxes that you owe. Having a child may qualify you to receive a number of tax credits such as, the Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credit and Dependent and Child Care Expense Credit for your child. [Read More...]
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