Here’s Your Taxes 101 Pop Quiz
Tax day is coming up really soon, but not as soon as you think. This year's deadline for filing taxes is actually April 18th, not the traditional April 15th, because of a lesser-known federal holiday, Emancipation Day.
Hopefully, this means the procrastinators of the world will get a few more days to put everything together and figure out how much they owe the government (or how much the government owes you.)
It can take a lot of work to get your taxes in order. Do you know the basics?
What is a dependent?
What form do you need to get from your employer?
What's an example of an itemized deduction?
Which of these states get an extra day to file?
In what state do residents NOT owe income tax?
If you're a freelancer, how much do you have to make to pay taxes?
For freelancers, what form do paying clients need to get to you?
What is a tax credit?
When's the IRS going to send me my refund?
I'm a student-worker at my college. Do I need to file?
Lily is currently a TV news producer in Dallas, Texas. Previously, she was a production assistant at MSNBC. She is also a recent NYU grad. She interned for Ann Curry’s team at NBC News, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and the education nonprofit She’s the First. Her interests range from politics to education to comedy. She is not actually a dinosaur. Follow: @lilyalta.