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Tax Deductions, Exemptions and Strategies to Maximize Your Tax Refund

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If you’re filing a federal tax return this year, you’re probably hoping you don’t owe any money—and, if you’re lucky, even to get a refund. As you begin to prepare your taxes, there are some ways that you can maximize your chances of getting a refund. But, guess what? If you fail to include a deduction you’re entitled to, the IRS isn’t going to come and point it out. So, being in the know tax-wise is smart. Let’s take a look. [Read more…]

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AccountNow Social Security SSI Payment Schedule for March 2015

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Social Security SSI Payment Schedule for March 2015 to your AccountNow Visa Prepaid Card & AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card

Customers with AccountNow prepaid cards may get their direct deposits faster [Read more…]

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Do You Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit?

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You might have heard about the EITC—or Earned Income Tax Credit (also called EIC). This tax credit benefits working people with low to moderate incomes. If you qualify, you can receive a credit ranging from $2 to $6,143, depending on your situation.  This can be a huge benefit, especially if you have children. And the IRS estimates that one of five people who qualify for the EITC don’t claim it! Don’t let that be you! [Read more…]

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What You Need to Know for the 2015 Tax Season

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Some important dates for your 2014 taxes:

  • January 20, 2015: First day to e-file taxes. IRS begins to process tax returns e-filed and filed on paper.  Many software companies will allow you to complete your return prior to this date. Please check with your software provider.
  • January 31, 2015: By the last day of January, you should have a W-2 wage & tax form from each employer for whom you worked in 2014. If you haven’t received your documents by then, contact the HR or payroll departments to track them down.
  • April 15, 2015: Tax Day! This is the last day to file your state and federal 2014 taxes (for most states), and the last day to file for an extension. Just a reminder – your taxes must be paid by this day even if you file an extension to file your return at a later date.
  • October 15, 2015: This is the absolute last day to file 2014 taxes, if you were granted an extension (the deadline for the request to be made is April 15).
  • April 15, 2018: If you filed your return by April 15, 2015, this is the deadline to file an amendment to your 2014 tax return. If you had filed an extension, the deadline is October 15, 2018.

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