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[MarketWatch] Tempted to lie on your taxes? Here are 4 reasons you shouldn’t

The average tax refund is more than $3,000. When you hear that number and do your taxes, only to find out that your refund is much less — or worse, that you owe money — it can be tempting to fudge the numbers and increase your refund.

[US News] 5 Tips for Filing Taxes Overseas

IF YOU LIVE IN ANOTHER country, you may miss your family and friends and your favorite restaurant. But there’s probably one thing you wish you could miss – filing your taxes.

Alas, no such luck. Even if you’re living and working somewhere other than the U.S., you still have to file your taxes with the Internal Revenue Service. The good news is that filing your taxes in another country isn’t all that different of an experience from when you were living in the U.S. Still, there are some quirks that you’ll want to be aware of, if you want to take advantage of the tax breaks you’re entitled to, and if you don’t want to run afoul of the law. So if you’re filing taxes north, south, east or west of the good old USA, or you plan on moving to a new country soon, these are some tips you’ll want to take note of.

[Huffington Post] IRS Tax Audits Reach a New Low, But Is Your Money Really Safe?

It’s the middle of tax season, and millions of people have already filed their returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Yet, due to recent budget cuts, your chances of being the target of a tax audit are even lower than last year.

However, that doesn’t mean you can cut corners when filing your tax return. An IRS tax audit can still happen, and the consequences can be steep.

[Opploans] 33 Fun Tax Facts!

Now that we’re smack in the middle of tax season, it’s probably time to take a break, right? That’s why we reached out to a group of tax experts and asked them for some of their favorite tax-related facts, tips, and trivia.

[GoBankingRates] 11 Tips for Dealing With Back Taxes

Unfiled tax returns and unpaid taxes can add up to trouble. Like most people, you probably don’t relish preparing your annual income tax returns. But what happens if you don’t file your taxes? The simple answer is that you will incur back taxes — and eventually, you’ll need to deal with them.

[GoBankingRates] 8 Reasons Why Your Refund Will Be Late This Year

The federal income tax is a “pay as you go” levy, which means you’re required to pay taxes as you earn money throughout the year. Self-employed workers make estimated tax payments. For employees, the employer withholds tax money from each paycheck.

[USA Today] Trim your tax burden by deducting phone, Internet bills

Deducting these expenses can help offset income from side gigs, self-employment and other tax scenarios. Knowing the rules is key to avoiding scrutiny from the IRS.

[Cardratings] Are your credit card rewards taxable?

Unless you’re new to paying taxes, you probably aren’t too surprised when you find out that you have to fork over 10 to 40 percent of your income at tax time – but income just means cold, hard cash, right? We’re not talking about credit card rewards, are we?

[Fingercheck] Tips on When to Hire a Professional to Do Your Taxes

As a small business owner, weighing the benefits of turning to a professional tax preparer versus preparing your own tax returns can be challenging.

We consulted with several tax professionals to recommend when to hire a preparer and how to choose a great one. Stay tuned for the next part of our article breaking down general tips and best practices from tax experts.

[Investopedia] How Do IRS Audits Work?

The word “audit” can make anyone break out in a sweat, but a little understanding about what it is and how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) works may make you more comfortable. Some audits are no big deal; some can be onerous. Once you identify the type of tax audit that’s being conducted, you’ll know—or at least have a better sense of—what’s involved. So dry your brow, and let’s begin.