Among the best stories from Retirement Daily for Jan. 20 - 24: Tax tips from the IRS, strategies for getting the highest Social Security benefits, and research into return-chasing in mutual funds.

Many people think "Tax Season" is in April. But most folks saving for and living in retirement know that the time of year to start preparing their taxes is now. That's why Bob Powell's information on the Internal Revenue Service's Tax Tips is so timely.

The Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Tips are short, useful and cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Common errors to avoid when you prepare your tax return
  • Where you can get free tax help
  • Guidance on available tax deductions and credits
  • How e-file can make filing easier, get you your refund faster and protect your payments
  • How to file for an extension or amend your return

For example, the IRS recently shared some

tips for folks to remember when selecting a preparer

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Learn more about the IRS Tax Tips, tax reform news and online tax resources in Bob's report headlined Subscribe to IRS's Tax Tips.

And in case you missed them, here are more great stories from Retirement Daily:

Strategies to Get the Highest Social Security Benefits

Advisers Tom Farrell and Elena Ladygina explain the best strategies to help you determine when and how to claim Social Security benefits to get the biggest check.

A Goals-Based Approach to Retirement Planning

Adviser Massi De Santis offers a step-by-step guide to identifying retirement goals and building a plan to meet them.

Ask Bob: Suicide and Social Security Benefits

Question: My husband committed suicide. Will I and my 7-year-old daughter be eligible for survivor benefits?

Answer: As long as you and your husband were married for more than nine months, the fact that the death certificate says "suicide" should not impact your ability to collect a survivor benefit for yourself and your child, says Rob Kron, the founder of Leading Perspective.

Ask Bob: My Ex and My Social Security Check

A reader asks about Social Security benefits, and what his ex-wife could claim.

New Retirement Research

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into robots, taxes and artificial intelligence, and return-chasing in mutual funds.