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Taxes & Income

You work hard to earn a living, so it's important to understand how taxes impact your income and where it goes. Learn how to break down your paycheck and be prepared when tax time rolls around.

You work hard to earn a living, so it's important to understand how taxes impact your income and where it goes. Learn how to break down your paycheck and be prepared when tax time rolls around.

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Guide to your paycheck

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5 questions to decide whether to itemize deductions

As you prepare your tax return, you may wonder: Should I itemize deductions? Before you get started, check out these 5 questions to see if itemizing deductions is right for you.

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What to do with your tax refund: 9 simple ideas

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How will marriage affect your taxes?

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How to know if you need to file a tax return Watch video 
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Beyond salary: Benefits may matter more than you think

There’s more to your job than salary. Learn how benefits can help lower your tax bill and even earn you a refund.

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8 tax season moves to save you money

Don’t leave money on the table at tax season. Consider these 8 common strategies to help you lower your taxes.

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Tax benefits for homeowners

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5 key tax questions to ask if you're self-employed

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Your guide to key tax terms

Knowing tax vocabulary can make filling out the paperwork less intimidating when it’s time to file. Check out 7 key terms that can help you make sense of it all.

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New job? Make the most of your employee benefits

New jobs mean big changes, but it’s important to remember the basics. These 4 details can help in your workplace transition.

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Ways to manage part-time job or freelance income Watch video 

Decoding your tax bracket

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Documents you need to do your taxes

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Tax planning when you work part-time

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Anatomy of a paycheck Watch video 
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5 ways civilian and military pay are different

Understanding 5 key differences between your civilian paycheck and your LES can reduce the likelihood of surprises — and help you pick the job that’s best for you.

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How allowances affect your paycheck Watch video 
Anatomy of a W-2 Watch video 
Pre-tax benefits Watch video 
Calculating federal income taxes Watch video 
How to fill out a 1040EZ Watch video 
Calculating state income taxes Watch video 
Understanding the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Watch video 
Calculating tax deductions Watch video 

Where will I get health insurance?

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How to earn money from a hobby or skill

Could you make a profit doing something you love? Get smart tips on converting your hobby into a moneymaker that could supplement your primary source of income.

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Preparing your tax return for the first time Watch video 
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Understanding the Earned Income Credit Watch video 

6 steps for 20-something tax filers

Whether this is your first time filing your taxes or your fifth, following 6 simple steps can help you avoid mistakes and take advantage of money-saving opportunities.

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What former military members need to know about taxes

Transitioning from time in the service to civilian life means different tax rules. Here are 5 things you need to know to avoid surprises.

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Want to claim the Earned Income Credit?

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Revisiting your finances after a raise, promotion or windfall

Coming into some extra money can be a good time to revisit your finances. See how a little planning can make a big difference.

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Is the Form 1040EZ right for me?

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