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Alan Levine

Reminder: You Can Still Cut Your 2016 Taxes By Making IRA Contributions

Looking for a way to cut your tax bill or boost your refund before you file? Don’t forget that contributions that you make to your retirement accounts between Jan. 1 and April 16 of this year can count toward either your 2016 or 2017 tax return. [More]

Adam Fagen

Taxpayers Have A Bill Of Rights Too

It’s tax season, which means you should be preparing your return or getting ready to do so, if only so an identity thief doesn’t get there first and file a fake return to swipe your refund. What you should remember as you file and if you encounter any problems with the IRS is that taxpayers have specific rights that apply to everyone. [More]

Ask Tax Cat: What The Heck Is Going On With The Business Mileage Rate For 2011?

Ask Tax Cat: What The Heck Is Going On With The Business Mileage Rate For 2011?

Every year around this time, Tax Cat emerges from his basket to answer questions and offer advice to you, the fine people of the internet.

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This Is Your Last Chance To Help Consumerist And Cut Your 2010 Taxes

This Is Your Last Chance To Help Consumerist And Cut Your 2010 Taxes

Hi, Tax Cat here. If you’re looking for a way to cut your 2010 taxes, and show the Consumerist some love, have I got a deal for you! But hurry. You’ve got just a few more hours to do it.

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H&R Block Upsells Tax Service, But Won't Downgrade

H&R Block Upsells Tax Service, But Won't Downgrade

Tax Cat here with a reminder about using a free service to prepare your taxes. Beware sneaky upsells on “free” tax preparation options for people with simple tax returns. We’ve already seen a Consumerist reader get charged for this unawares with TurboTax, and now reader Shane reports that If you miss an option on H&R Block’s form, you’ll be paying extra for access to your own data.

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