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Personal Finance, Taxes Feature Package

NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following feature package is a roundup of feature stories dealing with personal finance, taxes and is appropriate for special sections and for general use. 

For each story included in this package, you will find the first paragraph of the feature release below, as well as its headline linked to the full text.

This is the latest in a series of topical feature packages PRN will carry as part of its regular Feature News Service.  Coming up in 2013 are features on:

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April 3

Personal Finance, Taxes Feature Package

1. Don't be 'taken' this tax season
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was written by Marietta Rodriguez, vice president mortgage programs, NeighborWorks America:

All of the data aren't in yet for 2013, but it's safe to assume that hundreds of thousands of people became first-time homeowners last year. Becoming a homeowner also means that many people for the first time will find it beneficial to itemize their tax returns. The advertisements about using a paid, professional service for completing and filing tax forms are filling the airwaves, newspapers and other media. Most of these advertisements promise friendly and fast service. But few if any of these ads disclose the cost.

2. Five W-2 Tips to Put More Money in Your Pocket from the American Payroll Association
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- January 31 was the date for employers to provide Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement to their employees – in person, electronically, or by mail. Income tax returns and future social security benefits are based on this form so its accuracy is essential.

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