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How To Get A Stimulus Payment If You’re Homeless

More than 156 million households around the country have already received their third stimulus checks. But people experiencing homelessness may be missing out on money they’re eligible to receive because the IRS doesn’t have enough information about them. And not only could many unhoused people be missing out on the $1,400 third stimulus payment: They […]

What Is My IRS Pin?

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The last few years have been difficult ones for the IRS with respect to security issues, and the agency is determined to improve security during this year's filing. Electronic filing is particularly vulnerable because of the speed of the process — it is a favorite method among thieves who steal information from taxpayers and file fraudulent tax returns in their name.

As Bankrate.com Senior VP and Chief Financial Analyst Greg McBride points out, "Tax ID fraud is one of those things where somebody can have your Social Security number and they could have been sitting on it for a while, and you would have no idea until they go and file a bogus tax return under your Social Security number. You only find out at the point where your legitimate return gets rejected." Protect your credit – protect your identity – protect yourself with a Tax Identity Theft

Tax Identity Theft Lower But Still A Problem

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9 Money Numbers You Need to Know

Your doctor needs to know certain numbers to judge your physical health, such as your weight, your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels. Similarly, you need to know certain numbers…

Deduct Your Student Loans!

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Chances are that if you have student loans, you need every bit of extra cash that you can get. Did you realize that your student loans might be able to generate some cash for you?

Under certain circumstances, you may be able to save on your tax bill by deducting the interest that you pay on your student loan. The total deduction from your taxable income could be as much as $2,500. As a final bonus, you do not have to itemize to claim this deduction.

To be eligible for the deduction, your loan must meet certain qualifications. It must have been made to cover qualified education expenses as defined in IRS Publication 970, including tuition, fees, and most room and board charges. The loan cannot have come from a relative or via a qualified employer plan, and the e...

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2021 Hurricane Season Looks “Above Average” So Far

The Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project Team is predicting an “above average” Atlantic hurricane season this year, with 17 named storms. This includes eight hurricanes, four of which are predicted to become major hurricanes. The CSU team bases its forecasts on models that use 40 years of historical hurricane data and evaluates conditions […]