Tax & Financial News of The Week

Happy Friday! Things are very busy here at Common Form headquarters as we get ready for a busy tax season. W-2s will start being mailed out very soon and many employers make electronic copies available from the same website you view your paycheck stubs. IRS begins processing returns on Tuesday January 20, 2015. The next 13.5 weeks are going to be crazy. Hold on tight! Here's a quick run down of the tax and financial articles that caught my eye this week. Feedback is welcomed!


Common Form invited to 2015 SXSW Accelerator.  Quoting the article "More than five hundred companies submitted their web-based products to the seventh annual SXSW Accelerator presented by Oracle. Competition was tough and we're extremely grateful for all of the great submissions we received this year. Congratulations to the Interactive finalists who will be showcasing their products on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 at the Hilton Downtown Austin."


IRS Free File Launched Today.  The Internal Revenue Service and the Free File Alliance today announced the launch of Free File, which makes brand-name tax software products and electronic filing available to some taxpayers for free


A Student’s Guide To Filing Taxes.  Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach, and I provide a guide to filing taxes for college students. It covers the deductions and credits that students maybe eligible for as well as college savings plans and student loans.


Have a great weekend!