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My W-2 Arrives Ripped Open, Only Tax Cat And I Care

Ultimately, we’re all responsible for our own fates. That’s what David learned when an important tax document arrived in his mailbox with his Social Security number and name exposed. It didn’t come in a “sorry we damaged your mail” envelope like most mangled letters do, so he was suspicious. Maybe someone had ripped it open to get his info. Maybe a postal employee had mangled it, but forgot to put it in an apologetic envelope. Whatever had happened, surely the postal service, credit bureaus, and police would have answers for him, right? Right. [More]

Online Vendors, Meet The 1099-K

Online Vendors, Meet The 1099-K

Online sellers, we warned you about this in 2010. The Internal Revenue Service created the new 1099-K form as a way to keep closer tabs on those who sell items online, and the 2011 tax year is the first in which the form will apply. [More]

Your 1099s May Be Tardy This Year

Your 1099s May Be Tardy This Year

Some of your 1099s may be delayed this year because recent changes in the tax law require them to be corrected. They’re supposed to be mailed out by Jan 31 but this year they may not even show up until after the April 18th filing deadline. So what do you do? [More]

Everyone Can Now File Their Taxes Electronically For Free

Everyone Can Now File Their Taxes Electronically For Free

This year the IRS is letting each and every one of us file our taxes electronically free of charge. Didn’t the IRS already let all of us eFile our taxes for free, you ask? No. The IRS has a program called Free File, which provides free commercial tax help to anyone making less than $56,000 per year. This program, enticingly known as Free File Fillable Tax Forms, is different…

AOL Repackages Personal Finance Content, Names It WalletPop

AOL Repackages Personal Finance Content, Names It WalletPop

Apart from the quite adequate assortment of calculators, it’s all a big heap of plain-Jane articles slotted into categories by simple tags.