A brief history of taxes in the USA

Posted on March 23 2014

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Think back to your history classes in high school and you will probably remember that one of the main causes of the Revolutionary War was the colonists' frustration with being taxed by England. The early founders of the nation gave the states the option to help pay for federal debt at their discretion. Given this fact, it may seem odd that people today have to pay so much money in federal income taxes. Let's take a look through some of the historical points that have brought us to where we are now.
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Taxes filed? Take control of your financial future and organize your documents. Here's some tips.

Posted on March 13 2014

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Filing your taxes early has its benefits, including getting your tax refund sooner and not having the stress of the April 15 deadline looming over you. Once you have sent off your federal and state tax returns, you aren't quite done, though. You still have to figure out what to do with the pile of W-2 forms, 1099 forms, and annual statements. Don't toss them into the shredder, or worse, the trash. Instead, take the time to organize your documents to prepare financially for the future.
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Weekly Tax Advice: How Self-Employed People Should Plan Their Tax Returns

Posted on March 13 2014

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Come tax time, many self-employed people find themselves scrambling to complete their tax returns on OnePriceTaxes and pay their tax bill. A little planning will go a long way in making it easier for you to file your taxes. Plus, you'll have a better chance of ending up with a tax refund instead of a tax bill when you're done.
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Weekly Tax Advice: Should I convert my IRA to a Roth IRA?

Posted on March 6 2014

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Roth IRA owners pay taxes on their income when they put it into the IRA, which increases tax liability now. However, all disbursements, including the earnings, are tax free, provided the owner sticks to the rules for withdrawing funds from the Roth IRA.
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OnePriceTaxes 10 most commonly asked questions during tax season

Posted on March 4 2014

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Tax season is a busy one, and it's important to be able to quickly, efficiently, and accurately do your taxes without a hassle. Every year, we get many of the same questions from individuals coming here to complete their tax returns. Check out these frequently asked tax questions to get your answers before digging into your taxes this year.
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Last minute tax tips/new updates from IRS.gov

Posted on March 3 2014

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Being informed about the latest tax updates and changes to this year's tax laws can help you file correctly and get as much money back as possible. During the height of tax season, IRS.gov provides regular updates and daily tax tips to help you understand your taxes. Here are some of the latest tips that you may find useful as you prepare your return at OnePriceTaxes.
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Weekly Tax Advice: Tips for Surviving an IRS Audit

Posted on March 3 2014

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If you're like most taxpayers, the word "audit" will send shivers up your spine and cause your heart rate to jump by at least 20 beats per minute. The idea of having the Internal Revenue Service single out your tax return and require verification of information can be scary, especially because you could be facing penalties and an additional tax bill if they find anything wrong. If you receive an audit notice, these tips can help you survive an audit and come out in the best position possible.
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Have a baby in 2013? Here are 10 tax tips for new parents

Posted on March 3 2014

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The federal government offers several significant perks for parents filing taxes. In the midst of the chaos of teething, diaper changes, and keeping little hands out of trouble, use these tips as you complete your tax return.
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Medical Bills: How to Use Them to Your Tax Advantage

Posted on February 14 2014

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Nobody likes paying medical bills, but the good news is that if you had high medical costs last year, you may be able to use them to your advantage at tax time. This week, work to gather information about all the medical costs you paid last year. When you fill out your tax return through OnePriceTaxes, this information will come in handy to determine whether you qualify for tax deductions that could save you hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars.
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Weekly Tax Advice: Is my child care deductible?

Posted on February 10 2014

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Anyone with children knows they can be expensive, but the government helps you out a bit during tax time. In addition to the child tax credit that many parents claim, you also may be able to get tax benefits if you spent money on child care during the year. The question-and-answer format at OnePriceTaxes will walk you through the process of determining what tax benefits you can claim, but if you'd like to understand how it all works, read on for an overview of the potential tax benefits for child care.
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