Tax Scams

Filing Taxes

Before you file your taxes, make sure you are getting all the benefits and breaks available. GOBankingRates provides the in-depth information you need to get the biggest tax refund you deserve.

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Each year in April, you’re expected to file your tax return for the previous year. GOBankingRates outlines all tax deductions and credits so you don’t miss out on opportunities that can reap valuable tax refunds.

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The basics of personal finance start with budgeting. If you spend less than you earn and budget for expenses, you will be well on your way toward financial success. Learn how to manage a budget of your own.

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Stay current on all the financial news you need to make better decisions for your wallet. Being in the know about decisions from the Fed and the government can influence how you spend and save.

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Understanding Tax Scams

circumvent security settings to access and abuse your private information, which can lead to a headache and potential losses come tax time. Remain current on ways hackers are trying to steal your identity by reading articles and tips on GOBankingRates.

Tax season is a stressful time of year. Don’t make it worse by trusting the wrong tax preparer or getting caught in a tax scam by trusting the wrong tax preparer. Make sure you are using a legitimate tax service or software program.

Tax scams can lead to more paperwork, long holds on calls to the Franchise Tax Board or IRS, and the potential loss of your hard-earned, tax-return dollars. By learning which mistakes to avoid, you can help prevent further problems. With GOBankingRates, you can learn about tax-scam warning signs and how to protect your identity.