Throughout your working life, you pay taxes to earn Social Security benefits. That’s why it comes as such a surprise to many retirees that taxes don’t stop once you start collecting checks. In fact, a report from Senior Citizens League found around half of all Social Security beneficiaries owe federal taxes on their money. And it’s…

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As if doing your taxes wasn’t irritating enough, it often ends up costing you money. Tax prep and unexpected fees basically go hand in hand. But if you’re paying to submit your federal return this year, save your cash — you can probably file for free. The IRS estimates that some 70% of Americans, or roughly 100 million taxpayers,…

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The Internal Revenue Service is planning to delay the April 15 tax filing deadline by about one month, giving taxpayers additional time to file returns and pay any outstanding levies, according to three people familiar with the discussions. The IRS is still figuring out what the final deadline will be. The agency is considering setting…

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Filing early will also return refunds quicker The IRS is urging taxpayers to file their returns as quickly as possible this year, which is normally sound advice, unless you fall into a specific group of individuals that may find themselves out of a stimulus check. Lawmakers are considering legislation that would potentially dole out an additional round of direct…

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