Last-Minute Tax Tips

Tax Day is almost here: This year it lands on April 18, because April 15 is a Saturday.

If you’ve already mailed in your forms, congratulations, you’re ahead of the game. But if you still need to pay your dues to Uncle Sam, we’ve rounded up a few articles to help you make smart money choices. And if you’re reading this after Tax Day, keep these tips in your back pocket for next year.  

Donate to Charity

Charitable donations are a tax write-off. This article from Money offers some tips on how to make sure those donations put something back in your pocket, too. 

Save For Retirement

If you want to maximize your future spending money, this is exactly the right time to review the taxes you’re paying — or not paying — on what you’re saving. Read the story from Inc.

Maximize Your Refund

You could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table by not taking a few extra tax deductions and credits. This 4-minute read from Mic can help you save like a boss. 

Know What You’re Dealing With

Tax time is stressful because it’s complicated. But the big companies behind getting your taxes filed — namely, H&R Block and TurboTax — want to keep it that way. This story from Mic explains why

Can’t File In Time? 

Life happens, and sometimes you can’t make the Tax Day deadline. That’s OK! TIME offers up some tips on what to do if April 18 is coming at you a little too fast.