Tax Season 2013

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It’s tax time. Get excited? Yeah okay, that’s asking too much. But at least we nerds can help you navigate the vasty depths that are the American tax code, get through April 15th with minimal lasting damage and maybe even get yourself a refund.

Take the quiz: Are you tax-literate? Take the quiz, find out and, if need be, follow the links for further reading.

The 1099: What freelancers, the self-employed and, well, everyone will need to know.

The 2013 income brackets: How much of your paycheck will go to Uncle Sam?

Which tax preparation service is best?: NerdWallet compares tax prep services from TurboTax and H&R Block, so you can learn which has satisfied customer’s tastes as well as their finances.

Capital gains tax: Did the fiscal cliff change your investment tax rate?

The 1040: Everyone has to file a Form 1040, but the question is: Which one?

Should I get an extension on my tax return?: Understand the penalties for a late return.

How to avoid penalties on a late tax return: Need some extra time to finish your tax return?

Audits by the IRS: Learn how not to raise red flags when you file.

Corporate Tax Tips for Small Businesses: Small business owners: learn how to file and get all the tax breaks you can, with help from the experts.

Tax Freedom Day: What is it, and why is it falling later than usual in 2013?

Do you owe money to the IRS?: Find out where you might owe the federal government money, on cash apart from you regular wage-and-salary income.