tax season

8 tax-filing mistakes to avoid

The April 17 tax filing deadline is less than a month away. Get to it -- but avoid these mistakes with tips from CNN.

Federal tuition tax deduction back on the books

If you are a student or are paying for someone's college tuition, you might want to wait to file your taxes. In 2017, federal lawmakers did not renew the popular "tuition and fees" federal income tax deduction. But halfway through tax season, it's back on the books, and if you're paying for someone's college expenses, you won't want to miss out.