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The Tax Foundation has released its 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, ranking the best and worst states for business tax climate. Who made the top? And who sits at the bottom? Here's what you need to know.
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#California franchise tax is outrageous, but so many other factors that make it worth doing business in the state for sure.
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It was called the "biggest tax fraud prosecution ever." Former attorney Paul Daugerdas, who prosecutors called “the most prolific, pernicious and utterly unrepentant tax cheat in United States history,” lost the appeal of his prison sentence this week. Here's how he got there.
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Mistakes were made. That was the takeaway from the House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday to investigate "the allegations of misconduct and articles of impeachment" filed against Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen.
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Actress Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from actor Brad Pitt, citing "irreconcilable differences." From alimony to child support, here's what you need to know about divorce and taxes.
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The Internal Revenue Code imposes a number of penalties for failure to file returns, failure to furnish information returns, and failure to pay tax which affect individuals, companies, trusts, and estates. Many of those penalties are now tied to annual inflation adjustments, which means that they vary from year to year. In addition, a number of penalties, including those aimed at tax preparers have dramatically increased. Here's what you need to ...
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Today, Bloomberg BNA released their predictions for 2017. The good news? Many individuals and businesses can look forward to potentially lower tax liability because of higher deductions and credits.
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New per-diem numbers are out, effective October 1, 2016. These numbers are to be used for per-diem allowances paid to any employee on or after October 1, 2016, for travel away from home on or after that date. The new rates include those for the transportation industry; the rate for the incidental expenses only deduction, and the rates and list of high-cost localities for purposes of the high-low substantiation method.
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The first presidential debate of major party candidates for the 2016 election happens tonight, September 26, 2016, at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York. Here are 13 quick facts about the history of presidential debates in the United States.
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New scams are popping up every day. Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its Security Summit partners issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act.
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The House Judiciary Committee will hold a third hearing today to examine "the allegations of misconduct and articles of impeachment" filed against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Koskinen will be the sole witness to testify before the Committee.
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Get rid of all these CORRUPT officials... Including killary...
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A North Carolina man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of tax fraud. Billy D. Floyd, of Monroe, North Carolina, is accused of interfering with the due administration of the internal revenue laws and filing false income tax returns.
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It was widely expected that members of the House Freedom Caucus would force a vote this morning to impeach Koskinen over allegations tied to his handling of the investigation into the IRS tax exempt organization scandal. As it turns out, there won't be a vote today after all.
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Cupcake maker, coffee drinker, dino expert. Former southerner who converted mostly for snow. I write a little something for Forbes at http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
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    Senior Editor, 2015 - present
  • The Erb Law Firm, PC
    Of Counsel, 2000 - present
    Previously, managing shareholder.
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Tax Collections Hit Record Highs With No Dip In Spending
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 &amp...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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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...
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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