Renting vs Buying a House: Pros and Cons

Having your own space is an important part of adulthood. But how you secure that space depends on a lot of factors. In some situations it makes sense to purchase and own a home; in others, renting makes more sense. Here are some pros and cons to each scenario: When you are a renter, there's only [...]

Pay With Cash at a Retail Partner

This video was published by the IRS. Here is the information you should know about the only way that you can pay your Federal Taxes with cash at an approved participating retail store. The instructions are available at It generally takes up to 7 business days to process your cash payment. For that reason, be [...]

Part-Time and Seasonal Jobs

This video was published by the IRS. Students and others often get part-time or seasonal jobs to earn extra money or to save for later. But many people don't know that they may have to report and pay taxes on their income. When you start a job, you need to fill out a Form W-4, which [...]

Tax Return Errors – Tips to Avoid Them

This video was published by the IRS. Did you know that if there are mistakes on your tax return it can take longer to get your refund? Worse yet, you may owe additional tax. Examples of common mistakes include: Not choosing the right filing status. You can avoid this mistake by using the Interactive Tax Assistant [...]

Tax Withholding Estimator Helps Retirees, Workers and Self-Employed Calculate Taxes, Fill Out New Form W-4

This article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers can take control of the size of their refund using the Tax Withholding Estimator on The estimator has a "slider" feature to let users to choose the refund they want from a range of amounts based on the information they enter. The feature helps taxpayers set their [...]