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Your New York State Tax Rebate Check May Be In The Mail

If your families adjusted gross income was between $40,000 and $300,000 on your 2012 tax New York State tax return and you claimed at least one dependent under 17, you're getting a rebate from New York State!

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Simple Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill — Part 2

Yesterday we took our first look at some basic, no-nonsense steps you can take to lower your tax bill. Here are a few more tips to help ensure you aren’t overpaying come tax time:

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Here Are 10 of the Most Absurd Excuses for Filing Taxes Late

The New Year has arrived, which means that, in addition to dropping some weight and working out, you should start to think about filing tax returns.

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IRS Warning — 12 Scams to Watch Out For This Tax Season

The IRS has issued its annual warning about the "Dirty Dozen" schemes out there—ways that certain disreputable folks will try to steal your money or methods people use to hide financial information from the tax agency.

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Why You Should Beware of Tax-Refund Loans

It takes at least a few days, sometimes longer, to receive your refund after you've filed your taxes with the IRS. Some people, though, just can't seem to wait. This almost certainly is a bad decision.

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How to Stop Identity Thieves From Stealing Your Tax Refund

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it had targeted about 400 identity thieves across the country. The thieves were using stolen Social Security numbers to file false tax returns and then claim the refunds.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your 2013 Taxes

It's hard to believe it's already the middle of tax season. 2013 is off to a fast clip, and unfortunately this means that Tax Day is right around the corner. You could bury your head in the sand until you hit April 14 panic mode, or this year you could give yourself a burst of energy and self-confidence knowing that you met your taxes head-on. Here are money savers to get you started:

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New Bill Would Force Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax — Dollars and Sense

Online shoppers often cite the convenience of purchasing items from web retailers like Amazon, but another perk to cyber shopping is that buyers often don’t have to pay sales tax.

Thanks to a congressional bill, though, that could soon change.

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10 Signs That You Have Improperly Filed Your Taxes

Everyone knows that filing your taxes can be a huge headache. While it can be a pain, it’s definitely not something you want to take lightly.

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Filing Your Taxes at the Last Minute? Here Are Five Things You Need to Know

Remember the kids who always sat in the front of the classroom, the ones who reminded the teacher when she forgot to hand out homework? Those kids grew up into adults who get their oil changed every 3,000 miles, visit the dentist every six months like clockwork and file their taxes as soon as they can.

Then there were the back of the class kids. They’re now the reasons dentists send those “we’ve missed you” cards and cars have low oil lights. If you’re a “back of the classroom” kid, don’t worry — there’s still time to get those taxes filed. Here are a few handy tips for the procrastinators of the world.

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NY State Expands Sales Tax Exemption

The pricetags might not change, but a new sales tax exemption just made it a little cheaper to update your spring wardrobe. New York State has eliminated its share of sales taxes on all clothing and footwear items priced under $110.

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Is Cheating on Your Taxes Okay? More Americans Say ‘Yes’ — Dollars and Sense

Tax day is right around the corner — but that doesn’t mean we’ll all pay our fair share.

An IRS survey last year found the percentage of people who thought it was acceptable to cheat “as much as possible” on their returns doubled compared to 2010.

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