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Do you need to think about the alternative minimum tax?

You may not have thought much about the alternative minimum tax, or AMT, since Congress passed a law that permanently fixed the exemption. But the tax, which you calculate separately from your regular tax liability, is still around. Here’s how … Continue reading

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Are you giving the IRS an interest-free loan?

Will you be among the thousands of taxpayers who get a big tax refund this year? While most Americans happily accept their tax refund checks, smart taxpayers understand that refunds actually cost them money. Here’s why: * The government pays … Continue reading

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April 17 — a big day for taxes

Tuesday, April 17, is the deadline for filing certain returns and taking certain tax-related actions. Here are the major deadlines. * Filing 2011 income tax returns for individuals. If you cannot file your return by this deadline, be sure to … Continue reading

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