April 2014

Volunteer Tax Assistance, Outreach Programs and Identity Theft The IRS sponsors volunteer assistance programs and offers help to taxpayers in many community locations. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) offers free tax help by trained volunteers to low to moderate-income taxpayers. VITA sites are locally available...

Investing with an eye toward promoting social, political, or environmental concerns (or at least not supporting activities you feel are harmful) doesn't mean you have to forgo pursuing a return on your money. Socially responsible investing allows you to further both your own economic interests...

Tax credits help reduce the taxes you owe. Some credits are also refundable. That means that, even if you owe no tax, you may still get a refund. Here are five tax credits you shouldn’t overlook when filing your 2013 federal tax return: 1. The Earned Income Tax...