IRS Announces Filing Season Open Date (It’s Later Than Expected)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that tax season will open on Friday, February 12, 2021. Yes, on a Friday.

The IRS will begin accepting paper and electronic tax returns that day. This is about two weeks later than had been expected. The delay allows the IRS time to do additional programming and testing of IRS systems following the December 27 tax law changes – especially those involving a second round of stimulus checks (Economic Impact Payments, or EIPs).

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4 Smart Reasons Why You Should Do Your Own Taxes

When you get your W-2 in the mail each year, it might fill you with a bit of dread. It’s time to call your accountant, wait in line some Tuesday night in March, and pay out a hefty chunk of your refund just to get someone to type your income and taxes paid into some computer software program. It all seems like a waste of time and money, with a thankless reward of handing over a check to the government at the end of it all.

Getting married? Understand the financial implications

Getting married? Understand the financial implications

Getting married changes your financial life in profound ways. It’s not just that you’re living together or sharing expenses (you don’t need marriage to do that…), it’s that your legal and tax status changes. And while your credit rating remains individual, your future choices could be changed by what your spouse brings into the financial picture.

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Freebies in July!

Rejoice in the nation’s freedoms by grabbing a few free treats this month.

July has arrived, and as you celebrate our nation’s freedom, also take a moment to rejoice in all the freebies available this month!

From complimentary cheesecake to free museum access for active military members (thank you for your service!), we are spotlighting some incredible offers you don’t want to miss.

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