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Kelly Phillips Erb
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Does Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton really get fined for handing out those footballs? (Spoiler alert: no) But if he did, what would the tax consequences be?
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Trying to figure out your tax forms? Here's the fifth in my handy-dandy forms primer: 1099-A, Acquisition Or Abandonment Of Secured Property.
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Don't believe the hype: IRS says refunds are unaffected by the temporary website shutdown. Here's the latest information.
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You said you wanted an eBook, you got it!
In January of 2016, the Investment Team put together a series of primers - from taxes to employee benefits to life insurance and everything in between - the 100 Things You Absolutely Need To Know About Money Before You’re 35. We were blown away by the reception and honored to be asked by readers to put the pieces together in a compilation. We listened. Today, we're proud to launch our e-book, which includes all 100 things in one easy reference.
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Fake TurboTax Emails Make The Rounds As Taxpayers Are Warned To Be Diligent During Tax Season
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Understanding Your Forms 2016: 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement
Trying to figure out your tax forms? Here's the second in my handy-dandy forms primer: 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement
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With Iowa under their belts, the GOP candidates are pushing onto New Hampshire. I'm live blogging the GOP debate.
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Identity theft continues to be a concern this tax season with two tax preparation software companies reporting unusual activity involving their customers. Tax preparation software companies TaxSlayer and TaxAct have reported suspicious account activity.
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IRS Website Hit With Hardware Failure, Some Refund & Payment Tools Unavailable
If you tried to access the IRS website today and had difficulties, you aren't alone. The IRS has announced that they suffered a hardware failure today. Here's what it means.
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Congressman's Son Sentenced To Five Years In Prison On Fraud & Tax Charges
Chaka Fattah Jr., the son of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA), was sentenced today to five years in prison for fraud and tax charges.
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Understanding Your Tax Forms 2016: 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income
Trying to figure out your tax forms? Here's the fourth in my handy-dandy forms primer: 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income.
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Understanding Your Tax Forms 2016: 1098-T, Tuition Statement
Trying to figure out your tax forms? Here's the second in my handy-dandy forms primer: 1098-T, Tuition Statement
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  • Forbes
    Senior Editor, 2015 - present
  • The Erb Law Firm, PC
    Of Counsel, 2000 - present
    Previously, managing shareholder.
  • Forbes
    Blogger, 2011 - 2015
  • AOL
    Blogger, 2009 - 2011
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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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Philadelphia, PA - Hampstead, NC - Raleigh, NC - Durham, NC - Hull, UK
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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

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