Archive for December, 2012

Pros and Cons of HID Headlights

Pros and Cons of HID Headlights

| December 21, 2012

HID stands for high-intensity discharge; a new type of headlight that started appearing on luxury models in the 1990s.

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The Best — and Worst — Way to Wash a Car

The Best — and Worst — Way to Wash a Car

| December 21, 2012

Dish soap is to paint like sandpaper is to your skin. Learn how to wash your car or truck properly.

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5 Car Care Tips for the Winter

5 Car Care Tips for the Winter

| December 21, 2012

Temperatures will be lower, there’s less daylight and we will see more precipitation, either rain, sleet or snow. Check your tires and battery.

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Online Tax Tools Help You Do More Than File Returns

Online Tax Tools Help You Do More Than File Returns

| December 20, 2012

The number of people who have used the federal e-filing system, whether through an accountant or online service, has passed the 1 billion mark.

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Property Tax Rates by State. Find Out Where You Rank.

Property Tax Rates by State. Find Out Where You Rank.

| December 20, 2012

TaxFoundation.org compiled property taxes in the U.S. for a three-year period ending in 2009. Tax-Rates.org used then calculated averages by state.

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Deductions vs. Exemptions: How Are They Different? How Do They Help You?

Deductions vs. Exemptions: How Are They Different? How Do They Help You?

| December 20, 2012

Both deductions and exemptions reduce the amount of income that is subject to taxes. Should you take a standard deduction or itemize?

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Which 2012 Federal Tax Forms Do I Need?

Which 2012 Federal Tax Forms Do I Need?

| December 20, 2012

There are three basic federal tax forms: 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ, which will be released for 2012 once IRS completes its revisions.

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What to Do If You Get Audited on Taxes

What to Do If You Get Audited on Taxes

| December 20, 2012

The majority of Americans file their tax returns each year and don’t hear anything back from the IRS. But you may just be selected at random.

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Do You Qualify to Use Form 1040EZ? Here’s How to Tell

Do You Qualify to Use Form 1040EZ? Here’s How to Tell

| December 20, 2012

Many taxpayers will qualify to fill out the simplest 2012 federal tax form: Form 1040EZ. Using Form 1040EZ can save you a lot of time and hassle.

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What Will the Tax Rates Be in 2013? 3 Scenarios

What Will the Tax Rates Be in 2013? 3 Scenarios

| December 20, 2012

We have yet to learn if certain tax cuts — both the Bush cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003, as well as stimulus tax cuts passed in 2009 — will expire.

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