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Reduce your tax burden, learn tax strategies, get taxpayer advice, tips, and resources, tax forms, filing tips, investment help, tax and financial glossaries, tax history, and even tax humor!

SmartMoney's Tax Guide
page is packed with tax help like home and family tax advice, work and business tax help, resources, planning tools, tips, news features, and more.

Tax-Aide, which is administered by the AARP Foundation, has IRS-trained and certified volunteers who answer tax questions. This free site for people of all ages also features tax law changes, online calculators, etc.

How-to help in paying taxes, filing returns line by line, plus lots of tax tips, tax break news, audits, and long-term tax strategies to help lessen the tax ordeal are at Money Magazine. 

Go straight to the source.  The Internal Revenue Service provides tax forms, instructions, regulations, etc. for individuals, spouses, families, self-employed, businesses, plus tax fraud alerts, FAQs and more.

Beginning with “Your Rights as a Taxpayer,” the IRS provides a host of publications and tax guides for everyone.  Plus, as a taxpayer, you’re entitled to problem-solving assistance from the IRS’s Taxpayer Advocate Service.  Each state and service center has at least one local Taxpayer Advocate who is independent of the local IRS office. Their goal is to protect individual taxpayer rights.

Got tax questions? Look into tax strategies, filing tips, 401(k)s, IRAs, tax breaks for education costs, deductions, capital gains, day trading, tax tools, The Tax Man and more at CBS MarketWatch.

Louisiana State Univ. offers federal and state fax forms and other resources, even a one-stop guide for businesses, too.

Here’s an exhaustive directory of tax and accounting sites, plus plenty of tax topics, issues, state tax courts, links and organizations.

Tax deficiencies are disputed in the U.S. Tax Court and this site provides info on the tax appeal process.  The Tax Court ensures that taxpayers are assessed only what they owe, and no more.

Information about the role that taxes play in our society is provided by The Tax Foundation, whose mission is to educate the public about taxes, answer questions, and publish reports in a way that an informed layman can understand the complex tax system.

SaveWealth.com wants to help you maximize what you earn and minimize what you pay in taxes at their guide to reducing taxes pages where you can become tax-savvy.

The Motley Fool is no fool when it comes to tax topics; be sure you check their excellent weekly tax articles, tax FAQs, and a host of tax-related features on investor, retirement, marriage, family, education, and home-office issues, and a lot more.

From tax sites, tax history and tax forms -- plus humor and quotes -- you'll find help at Tax World, provided as a public service to help you access state, federal and international taxing authorities.

How about tax information "with a Mother's touch?"  Just Ask TaxMama -- she's got plenty of tax resources, small business help, investment secrets, a tax library and lots more!

Just what you need, a tax glossary! 

And let’s not forget a financial glossary.  

The Washington Post offers a business glossary with over 1,250 business terms.

Speaking of money, why not visit an American Currency Exhibit brought to you by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  History comes alive when you tour the Showcase of Bills and even tour the exhibit by Era as you follow the evolution of American currency.

A tax site for kids?  Yes -- Sherri Shine and PJ Fly are part of the tax interactive experience so kids -- actually, all of us -- can learn why we pay taxes.  Site also offers a Teachers' Toolkit.

Open Secrets is your guide to the money in U.S. elections, specifically  special interests, PACs, lobbying, and a whole lot more on money changing hands that affects you and all Americans.

For tax jokes, cartoons, and lots of humor about taxes and the IRS, see this About.com compendium.

Strictly for laughs, our humorous book of gripes and pet peeves, "TAX THE RUDE, NOT ME!", is an etiquette manual in reverse and levies "taxes" on everyday rude offenders.  The Midwest Book Review calls it, “Hilarious,” and “Very Clever,” and Lenore Skenazy of the New York Daily News says, "This book is really funny!" and "Thanks for the chuckles!" We wrote it as a funny diversion on the bumpy road of life.

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