Preparing for Disasters

It's important to think about hurricanes, tornadoes, and other disasters so you're prepared in case they happen. This includes safeguarding your tax forms and other financial records. First, you could take advantage of electronic record keeping. See if you can receive your bank statements and related documents by email. For paper documents such as W-2s and [...]

Pop Quiz! Do You Qualify for an Education Tax Credit?

Class is in session! It's time to learn how education tax credits can help pay for higher education. Visit for more information. There are two education tax credits that can help offset the cost of higher education: the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. These can help if you're heading to college, [...]

Debunking Common Myths about Federal Tax Refunds

This article was published by the IRS. Once people complete and file their tax return, many of them eagerly await any refund they may be owed. Knowing fact from fiction can help manage expectations as they wait for their money. Myth: Calling the IRS, a tax software provider, or a tax professional will provide a more [...]

Options for Taxpayers Who Need Help Paying a Tax Bill

This article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers who can't pay their tax bill by the April 17, 2024 deadline shouldn't panic – the IRS is here to help. There are several options to help taxpayers meet their obligations. It's important for taxpayers to file their tax return or request an extension of time to file [...]

How to Pay Your Taxes

There are several easy ways to pay your taxes: online; by phone; or with cash, check, or money order. To pay online, you can go to your online account at and make a payment from your checking or savings account. You can also view the amount you owe, any payment history or activity, and other [...]

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