Consumer Reports: Tax Mistakes to Avoid

TAX MISTAKES TO AVOID No one wants to pay more taxes than necessary or run the risk of an audit. Here are several common mistakes to avoid. One of the most common errors concerns filing an extension. Your taxes are due on April 15th whether or not you file an extension. The extension gives you … Continue reading »

Hackers Filing Fraudulent Taxes

(CNN) — Hackers are filing fraudulent taxes, and it starts with stolen Social Security numbers. Experts say tax return fraud is getting much easier, and it’s happening a lot more because of the Internet. The best way to protect yourself is to use every safeguard the IRS and your tax preparer provides, including the extra … Continue reading »

Interview: Free Tax Prep Help

EUGENE, Ore. — Last year, AARP Foundation and 36,000 volunteers at more than 5,000 sites provided free tax help to 2.6 million people. This year, they are doing again–provide free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income. So how do you know if you qualify? Find out by clicking on the … Continue reading »

Last Minute Tips For Filing Taxes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Time is ticking to get your taxes filed. The tax deadline is just two days away. But local accountants said there’s still time to file and avoid those late fees. Local tax preparers said they’re always busy these last few days before the April 15th deadline to file tax returns, so they’re … Continue reading »