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There's some good news for a Pennsylvania woman this week: she can keep her home. A decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has put an end to litigation involving the sale of Eileen Battisti's home due to an alleged underpayment of tax.
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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 found that a postal worker delivered more than 22,000 pieces of mail to an alternate destination: his garage.
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Pope Francis will be making his first visit to the U.S. in September of 2015 with stops planned in New York and Washington. However, his most anticipated stop will be Philadelphia where the Pope will lead Mass on the Parkway. As the visit draws closer, finding a spot to stay could become more difficult. The solution? Philadelphians are renting out their homes - for a price.
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The deadline for mandatory reporting accounts for foreign accounts for the calendar year 2014 is looming. Taxpayers may need to file an FBAR for foreign accounts. Other FATCA related reporting requirements may also apply.
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It's Fix the Tax Code Friday! Today, the focus is on structuring.
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A Spanish court has confirmed that FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, remain under investigation on tax fraud charges and will face trial. The announcement comes just one month after the club learned that the Spanish National Court will move forward with a trial against the club, club president Josep Bartomeu, and former club president Alexandre “Sandro” Rosell on tax charges linked to the signing of the Braz...
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The Internal Revenue Service is on Tumblr. IRS is expanding its social media presence to include spots on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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Back to school is coming - and that means cash out of pocket. In 2015, many states are again offering a sales tax holiday to help keep costs down.
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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 subscription based services like Netflix and LexisNexis has many wondering what's next.
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The Spanish monarchy has announced that King Felipe VI of Spain has removed the title of "Duchess of Palma de Mallorca" from his sister, Princess Cristina, who faces criminal charges of tax evasion.
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Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen, leading tax partners and state tax administrators have announced new steps to protect taxpayers from identity theft tax fraud, including a new collaborative effort between public and private sectors to protect taxpayers and their tax returns.
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Did you get your free doughnut? Today is National Doughnut Day - or National Donut Day, depending on where you grew up.
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  • Forbes
    Senior Editor, 2015 - present
  • The Erb Law Firm, PC
    Of Counsel, 2000 - present
    Previously, managing shareholder.
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    Blogger, 2011 - 2015
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Why taxgirl? Because paying taxes is painful... but reading about them shouldn't be.
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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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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

Supreme Court Upholds King, Says Obamacare Tax Credits Apply To All States
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In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court has held that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called

Julius Baer Shareholders React Favorably To Tax Settlement News
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Shares of Julius Baer stock nosed north sharply yesterday after settlement talks with U.S. officials caused them to announced that the bank

Tax Authorities Want Atlanta's SkyView Ferris Wheel Seized To Pay Taxes
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A Florida tax collector says that Escambia County is due nearly $350,000 in overdue taxes - on a 20 story ferris wheel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Nevada Pops New Tax On Burning Man, iHeartRadio, Other Music Festivals
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Planning on catching your favorite entertainer in Nevada this year? Beginning in October 2015, tickets to live entertainment may be subject

IRS Issues Reminder As Taxpayers Near Deadline To Report Foreign Account...
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The deadline for mandatory reporting accounts for foreign accounts for the calendar year 2014 is looming. Taxpayers may need to file an FBAR

Spain's King Felipe Strips Sister Of Royal Title As Tax Evasion Charges ...
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The Spanish monarchy has announced that King Felipe VI of Spain has removed the title of "Duchess of Palma de Mallorca" from his sister, Pri

Fix The Tax Code Friday: Structuring
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It's Fix the Tax Code Friday! Today, the focus is on structuring.

Tax Collections On Pace To Hit Record Highs
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According to the Treasury Monthly statement, federal tax collections are on pace to hit a record.