Tax News

A Truce in the War Over Family

Marriage, babies and problems liberals and conservatives can agree on....
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The average tax refund is now $2,893

The IRS has paid out more than $191 billion in refunds so far this tax season to 66.1 million filers....
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Free ways to file your taxes

Preparing and filing your taxes is an annual -- and potentially expensive -- ritual that can be a burden, especially if you don't make a lot of money....
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Federal workers owe the IRS $3.5 billion

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Under Health Care Act, Many Tax Filers Are Discovering Costly Complications

Under the Affordable Care Act, people who remained uninsured last year must either pay a penalty with their taxes or claim an exemption....
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Crowdfunded Entrepreneurs, Tripped Up by the Taxman

Campaigns on sites like Kickstarter can help a small business get started. But the complex income and sales tax reckoning can come as a surprise....
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Tax Cuts Still Don’t Pay for Themselves

A new report says a Republican tax cut plan would increase tax revenue in the long run, but economists disagree....
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Hillarynomics: Big Policy Questions for Clinton

Mrs. Clinton will need to find ways to project freshness, but her biggest differences with President Obama on economics may be about style....
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Will Hillary Clinton Follow Democrats on Capital Gains?

One of the big questions facing the Democratic front-runner is how eager she is to tax the rich with a higher rate on capital gains....
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4 easy ways to combat tax fraud

While it's not "easy" to outwit criminals in the age of hacking and opaque online transactions, experts at a Senate Finance hearing agreed that there ...
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Scammer tries to swindle top tax-crime fighter

Criminals posing as IRS agents over the phone have duped taxpayers out of $15.5 million so far, said one of the country's top tax-scam investigators....
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Marco Rubio’s Puppies-and-Rainbows Tax Plan

A closer look at a recent Republican tax proposal that has something for almost everyone — which is both its strength and its weakness....
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IRS: Claim this refund now or you're out of luck

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Uncle Sam says my Swedish kid is American

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Barnes & Noble Profit Up, but Misses Expectations

The bookstore chain’s quarterly profit widely missed analysts’ estimates as it paid more tax and invested in its college books business ahead of i...
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12 biggest tax scams to avoid

There's no end to the creative ways scammers will try to steal your identity and your money. And tax time is one of their favorite times of the year. ...
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IRS delaying refunds for thousands of Obamacare enrollees

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson said the IRS is delaying refunds for tens of thousands of Obamacare enrollees....
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Everyone in Colorado may get a pot tax refund

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Beware of TurboTax email scams

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