Category: Tax Focus

KSU specialist offers tax tips ahead of April 15 deadline

The April 15 deadline for filing federal and state income taxes is months away. Even so, taxpayers who gather and organize their tax information early can be better able to take advantage of tax credits and free income tax services, a Kansas State University specialist said. If due a refund, filing early also can speed that refund, said Carol Young, […]

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You can reduce the chances of identity theft this tax season

Each year, more Americans choose to file their taxes online due to convenience, faster turn around on refunds and more accurate returns.

In fact, the Internal Revenue Service reported that more than 86 million taxpayers filed taxes online during the 2008 tax-filing season, a 12 percent increase from the previous year.

While e-filing continues to grow in popularity and hard copy returns become a thing of the past, Americans still send and receive a large quantity of confidential information on paper documents. W-2 forms, old pay stubs and investment information?all can leave you vulnerable to identity theft.

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Marion County residents can receive free income tax help

Taxpayers who meet income guidelines can get their taxes completed and e-filed for free with Mid-Kansas Community Action Program of Marion County.

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Congressional delay on AMT could delay your tax refund

Less than two weeks ago, Congress had yet to pass a ?patch? that would allow millions of taxpayers to avoid filing an Alternative Minimum Tax in addition to their regular tax forms.

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