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Accidental Landlords: Tax Time Is Coming

Accidental landlords are yet another unexpected byproduct of the housing crisis, right up there with underwater homes and foreclosed mansions. Homeowners who planned to sell their homes are now renting them out, or at least renting out a part of them, to meet rising costs and a difficult housing market. Matthew Scott of... Continue Reading »

Homebuyer Tax Credit Bills Coming Due in 2011

If you took advantage of the first time homebuyer tax credit in 2008, it's time to start repaying this interest -ree loan when you file your 2010 tax return by April 2011. But, if you used the homebuyer tax credits in 2009 or 2010, you won't ever have to repay the money unless you sell or otherwise dispose of your home... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: 4 Places to Shop Your Tax Refund

Phew. Tax Day madness is behind us, and now that you've appeased the IRS let's direct your attention to how you're going to spend your whale of a refund. Sure, you can be a responsible adult and pay off your credit card debt or your next month's rent in advance, but that is so stereotypical! (And heartbreaking too.) You... Continue Reading »

Shred, Baby, Shred. And for Free!

You've filed your taxes, now shred the evidence--for FREE! Yes, you should keep tax-related documents locked away for a few years in case the IRS comes calling with questions, but for those keeping multiple drafts of their tax forms and any other sensitive paper documents, the Better Business Bureau is here to help. This... Continue Reading »

Party Girl: Tax Day Dinners

It's Tax Day, and whether you're singing the Star Spangled Banner or shouting "Get bent, TAX MAN!" you've still got to eat. Getting a refund? Getting screwed? Party Girl has you covered with dinner plans for a tasty feast regardless of your tax return (or lack thereof) situation. Writing a Check So you're on the losing... Continue Reading »

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