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New York State has introduced new tax rules such as filing state taxes online, same-sex marriage filing, pay by check requirements and new AGI calculations.
Understand what qualifies for medical expense deductions, how much you can deduct on your taxes, and the subsidy from Obamacare and the Premium Tax Credit.
If you receive a tax refund in error, can you cash the check? If not, when must you return the money? Will there be penalties or interest due to the IRS?
If you have a child, learn how you may be entitled to a tax credit, exemption or deduction from the IRS. A full list of tax benefits for parents, explained.
What you should do when you can't file your taxes on time by April 15. How to avoid a late filing and late payment penalty. Handling IRS payment problems.
Understand how to get tax deductions for charitable contributions. Learn what qualifies, valuing property donations, record keeping and filing requirements.
Special tax treatment and deductions are available for worthless securities and investments sold at a loss, including tax refunds if you missed the year to file for your tax deductions.
Understanding what tax credits are and what tax credits may be available to you that can reduce your income tax liability. Identify requirements, qualifying children, dependents and more.
What is the alternative minimum tax? Do I need to pay the AMT? If so, how do I calculate the amount? This article explains all you need to know about the AMT and determining your liability.
How to maximize the tax deductions you may take if you work from home, including for a "home office." Article providing the rules, requirements and advice to maximize your tax deductions.