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Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, MBA, CFE performs fraud examinations and financial investigations for her company Sequence Inc. Forensic Accounting, and is the author of Essentials of Corporate Fraud. This column is designed to provide information about taxes that will be relevant to a large group of readers. If you require legal service or other expert assistance, please seek the services of a competent professional.

Tax Terms Glossary

Confused by tax terms and lingo? Get plain-English definitions that make tax return terminology less, well, taxing.

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When you started your last job, do you remember filling out a W-4 form? It may have been one of many documents you had to complete for your employer, but because you can update it at any time, you may want to think about submitting a new one. Watch this video to learn why updating your W-4 can save you money.

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Video: Common Income Tax Deductions

Some common income tax deductions that can lower your annual taxes include mortgage interest, state and local property taxes, charitable contributions, and non-reimbursed work expenses. Find deductions that you are eligible for with help from TurboTax in this video on annual tax filing.

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Video: What Educational Expenses Are Tax Deductible?

Are you a student in an educational institution, or do you claim one? The federal government supports higher education, offering many deductions on education-related taxes. Watch this video to find out more about education expenses and deductions. Note: The tuition and fees deduction ends with the 2017 tax year.

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