Crunching the Numbers
We won't do your taxes for you, but here's some help in the form (no pun intended) of this report. Read Post advice on the new tax laws, find out how the Roth IRA works, and use an updated guide to the Web's best tax resources. Also, learn how to navigate the complex, but useful IRS site and talk online with our resident CPA.
You, New Tax Laws and the IRS
In the next three days, millions of Americans will turn in their tax forms, a mountain of paper the IRS must move. Also, read about changes to the tax law passed last year and browse our Key Stories page for stories on the new tax laws, capital gains, and health-related taxes.
First-time D.C. homebuyers get a $5,000 credit. Get forms and other D.C. tax info here.
Tax Software Reviews
Do software packages really make taxes easier? Read reviews of Intuit's TurboTax/MacInTax and Block Financial's Kiplinger TaxCut and see how they compare to the less pricey versions available on their Web sites.
Tax Tools Online
Our guide to tax Web sites helps you: calculate your taxes, peruse state tax sites, download forms from the IRS site and learn how to file from your PC. And don't miss the advice forum with Ron Polichnowski, online CPA.
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