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Tax Collections Hit Record Highs With No Dip In Spending
If you felt like you paid more in taxes this year, it's not your imagination: tax revenues continue to be on pace to hit record highs. The o
Defendants Sentenced For Stealing 9,000 Identities, Including Army Soldiers
Eight defendants were sentenced for their roles in a massive tax refund scheme involving identities stolen from Alabama agencies and a U.S.
Harper Says No To Netflix Tax In Canada Even Though It Already Exists
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says that he doesn't support a so-called Netflix tax on streaming media. But does the tax already exi
Failure To File Tax Returns May Result In Loss Of Affordable Health Care
The IRS is reminding taxpayers that the new health care law requires that some households file tax returns in order to receive their subsidi
Alabama Man Sentenced To Jail For Stealing Identities Inside Jail
As tax fraud using stolen identities continues to be a problem for IRS and taxpayers, Devon Tucker, a former jailer, was sentenced to jail t
Mark Your Calendars Now: Congress Changes Many Tax Return Due Dates &...
Last week, President Obama signed a bill focused on highway transportation. However, also included in the bill were a number of provisions w
Man Visits 15 Banks Collecting Pennies To Pay Property Taxes - And Still...
Calling property taxes "unethical, unchristian-like and above all, it is thievery," tax protester Steven Piotrowski finally paid off his 201
Five Treasury Checks Among 22,000 Pieces Of Mail Delivered Straight To G...
The check might have been in the mail after all. When postal customers didn't receive their mail on time, investigators started digging and
Hot Diggity! Considering The 'Hot Dog Tax' On National Hot Dog Day
It's National Hot Dog Day! While Americans may love their hot dogs, we don't love taxes. And we don't love taxes on hot dogs. Believe it or
TurboTax Ends Cloud Backup Option For Desktop Users
TurboTax will no longer support Backup to Cloud for its desktop users. The option, available as part of a pilot program, ended on July 21.
Here We Go Again: Tax Extenders Bill Countdown Begins
In December of 2014, Congress finally extended a number of tax provisions but only for 2014. Halfway into 2015, the Senate will begin markin
Former U.S. Representative Grimm Sentenced To Prison For Tax Fraud
Former U.S. Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY) got something of a break earlier today when he was sentenced to just eight months in prison
The Highest Sales Tax Rate In The Country Is In...
Following a vote by county commissioners earlier this week, Chicago now boasts the highest sales tax in the country.
Cloud Tax Is The New Black: Chicago Tax Scheme Will Boost Costs For Serv...
Chicago wants to tax the sky - or at least the cloud. A recent move by the Chicago to clarify that the city's Amusement Tax also includes su
Greece Is The Word: Making Sense Of The Greek Crisis
Greece has been in the news as it struggles to repay its debts. Its failure to embrace austerity measures and ramp up tax collections has ma
You Gotta Eat: IRS Expects Real Businesses To Make Money
Are you trying to make a little money from a hobby on the side or attempting to run a real business? When it comes to federal income tax, th
Taxation Without Representation: Why We Celebrate July 4th
It's July 4, or Independence Day, in the United States. We celebrate the day that the colonies formally declared their independence from Gre
Postal Worker Accused Of Stealing More Than $1 Million In Tax Refunds Th...
The check is in the mail - but it turns out, it's a bogus refund check. A U.S. postal worker has been accused of using his mail delivery rou
SCOTUS Legalizes Same Sex Marriage But Questions Remain For Religious Gr...
This week, the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges made same sex marriages legal in all states. Not everyone is on board with
Supreme Court Upholds King, Says Obamacare Tax Credits Apply To All States
In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court has held that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called