Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

This video was published by the IRS. The Individual Taxpayer Identification Number program, or ITIN for short, is for people who have a filing or reporting requirement but who are not eligible for a Social Security number. The law now requires ITINs issued before 2013 to expire. If your ITIN is expiring or has already expired, [...]

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 [...]