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Tax Filing Tips and Tax Credits

Keep Your Tax Refund. Don't Give It Away! Lots of money flows at tax time. And everyone wants a piece of it. Be smart and keep all of your refund. Here are our simple tips for holding onto your hard-earned money. CONTENTS Tip #1: Say "No" to money advances: rapid refunds, "Money Now" loans, and other "fast money" products. Tip #2: Use more...

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Armed Forces' Tax Guide

This IRS publication is updated each year. It provides detailed information related to federal income taxes for individuals serving in the military and their families.  Topics include the way to recognize various forms of military pay as income and the special provisions regarding "forgiveness" of tax liability for individuals killed during military service. more...

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Free Tax Return Preparation for Veterans

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify -- and they want to be sure that eligible  local veterans also benefit frm this service. VITAThe VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $50,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return prepa more...

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IRS Information for Veterans with Disabilities

The Internal Revenue Service  provides assistance to veterans and veterans with disabilities. Clicking the link will bring you to a list of federal tax-related information for veterans on tax credits and benefits, free tax preparation, and asset-building opportunities. more...

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