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8 Tax Tips To Increase Your 2012 Tax Refund

Very soon after Thanksgiving, many Americans start to think about Christmas and shopping! Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and the new comer Giving Tuesday- it seems the list goes on and on with reasons to shop. However, very shortly after all the shopping has died down January 1 brings the New Year and our mind quickly rationalizes…. How in the world am I going to pay for all this stuff?!! After agonizing moments of panic have passed, most people realize that they may be due a refund this year from their taxes and problem solved! Although TaxSlayer.com can’t promise everyone a refund, we can say if you follow these 8 tips you should be on your way to a refund that should help you pay down your holiday debt!
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6 Tips To Make Filing Your Taxes Easier

With all of the events and festivities of the holiday season, we tend to forget that the tax-filing season is right around the corner. There is still a lot of time left until the April income tax filing deadline, but why wait until the last minute to get your affairs in order? In order for you to receive a speedier refund, it helps to file your return as soon as possible. In order to file earlier in the tax season, you can take the steps below to prepare yourself for the tax filing season. [Read More...]

401k Contribution Limits for 2013

On October 18, 2012, the IRS announced the cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for Tax Year 2013. In general, many of the pension plan limitations will change for 2013 due to the in the cost-of-living index. However, other pension plan limitations will remain unchanged. [Read More...]

Do I have to claim tips on my tax return?

Do you receive tips as part of your job? Did you know, all tips you receive are income and are subject to federal income tax? You must include in your gross income on your tax return all tips you receive directly, charged tips paid to you by your employer, and your share of any tips you receive under a tip-splitting or tip-pooling arrangement. [Read More...]

Attention Farmers: Livestock Deferment Extended

Farmers, if you have deferred the gain on livestock sales because of the recent drought conditions, the IRS has extended the replacement period due to the continuing drought. Farmers and ranchers, whose sale replacement period was set to expire on December 31, 2012, will get another year. [Read More...]
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