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  • 2011 Tax Guide
    Before you prepare your taxes, check here for information on the latest tax-rule changes, valuable tips, and warnings about what to watch out for.
  • Tax Basics
    Whether you're an old hand at filing your taxes or doing it for the first time, check out this guide that covers the process from withholding to tips on how to reduce what you owe the IRS.
  • Tax Calculators
    Use Bankrate's calculators to compare mortgage, home equity and auto loan costs, perfect your budget, pay down debt, and plan for your retirement and investing goals.

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  • 7 tax law changes that affect 2010 taxes
    Look out for these seven tax scenarios as you complete your taxes this filing season.
  • Do I have to file?
    Do you have to file a return? Maybe, maybe not.
  • What's my tax rate?
    Although it often seems like Uncle Sam taxes every last dime you make, your IRS bill is actually figured only on your taxable income amount. And that income amount will fall into a particular tax bracket.
  • Tax help in caring for an aging parent
    Millions of adult children find themselves looking after aging parents. Tax laws offer some help, as long as you and your folks meet the criteria.
  • How to adjust your withholding
    Payroll withholding is something you want to get just right. Why? If you have too little taken out, you'll owe money when you file your return. If too much is withheld, you'll get a refund, and that's not good either. What's wrong with getting a refund? That means you've given Uncle Sam free use of your tax money, which you could have made better use of yourself throughout the year.
  • What to do if you don't get your W-2
    If your W-2 never arrives, you can create your own for tax-filing purposes.
  • Getting the most from tax software
    If you decide this year to join the millions who do taxes on a computer instead of paper, here are some ways to make the process go more smoothly.
  • Tax valuation guide for donated goods
    Our list will give you an idea of what your donated clothing and household goods are worth. It indicates fair market value for some common items as suggested in the Salvation Army's valuation guide.

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