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Super Bowl jock taxes mean some players pay more in taxes than they made from the NFL championship game

Super Bowl winners get it all. More fan adoration. Parades. A flashy piece of jewelry. Trips to Disney World. More taxes. Around a million Denver Broncos fans, including 24,000+ truant schoolchildren, thronged the Colorado capital on Feb. Show More Summary

Full, permanent Internet access tax ban approved

The legislative merging of international manufacturing and the Internet is complete. The Senate this afternoon finally approved H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which the House handily passed last December. Show More Summary

Hackers try, but fail, to get into IRS e-filing PIN system

And the tax hacking continues. The Internal Revenue Service says that crooks recently unleashed an automated attack upon its Electronic Filing Personal Identification Number, or e-filing PIN, application Web page. The cybercrime attempt failed. Show More Summary

Obama's final budget is full of big, but unlikely to be fulfilled, tax and spending ideas

Go big or go home. That's not just a catchy tune. It's President Barack Obama's philosophy regarding his eighth and final fiscal year budget blueprint. Click image to watch American Authors' hit "Go Big or Go Home" via YouTube. Even when a president and Commander in Chief get along, getting everything in an administration's annual budget is tough. Show More Summary

Previous Year of the Monkey stamp offers collectors a nice profit, but a higher capital gains tax rate

Happy New Year! No, I haven't hit a time warp, although that could be cool! But I digress. Today is the start of the Year of the Monkey. Although 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, Chinese New Year parades still tend to be led by dragons. Show More Summary

Super Bowl 50 is here! Place your crazy -- and taxable if they pay off -- prop bets now

I am not a big gambler. Sure, as long-time readers of the ol' blog know, I buy lottery tickets. Way too many lottery tickets. But when the hubby and I go to Las Vegas, we go for the shows -- Cirque du Soleil, Penn and Teller, Blue Man Group -- not the betting. Show More Summary

TaxSlayer data breach is the 3rd tax software-related security issue so far this filing season

Tax filing season is tax crime season, with yet another tax software company reporting that some of its customers' data apparently has been compromised. Computer hacking ID theft image by Don Hankins via Flickr TaxSlayer notified customers that it became aware on Jan. Show More Summary

Super Bowl 50 results: NFL wins, host city taxpayers lose

Even before the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers players step onto the field at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, we'll already have one big winner. Click screenshot to view full NFL Super Bowl 50 trailer on YouTube. The...Show More Summary

Lesson from IRS hardware failure: Be prepared for the unexpected during tax filing season

Technology is great. Until it isn't. That's what the Internal Revenue Service learned yesterday afternoon, when what the agency describes as a hardware failure led to the shutdown of several parts of its tax processing systems. The big blow was to the IRS modernized e-file system. Show More Summary

North Pole decides to tax marijuana

North Pole officials have decided to tax pot. No, not that North Pole, although that would explain why Santa eats so many cookies in a single night. Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska. (Photo by Nicole Bizinski/Santa Claus House) We're talking North Pole, Alaska, a community of around 2,200 just southeast of Fairbanks. Show More Summary

Sanders' biggest tax plan foe? Capitol Hill Democrats

If you're feeling the Bern, you count Bernie Sanders's effective tie with Hillary Clinton in last night's Iowa caucuses as a win. However, Sanders is a loser on Capitol Hill when it comes to his tax plan. The party's leadership in Washington, D.C., has made it clear that it won't run on any platform that supports raising taxes on middle-class voters. Show More Summary

February is filled with hearts, flowers, frogs & tax moves

What do hearts and flowers, leaping amphibians and taxes have in common? February! The shortest month of the year is upon us. In 2016, however, it's a day longer because it's Leap Year, hence the frog allusion, adding a 29th day to our calendars. Show More Summary

W-2, 1099 forms delivery deadline is here In 2017, IRS and taxpayers will be on same Jan. 31 schedule

Have your snail mail and email boxes been filling up lately with tax statements? Mine have. That's good. As soon as we have all these documents detailing our 2015 tax transactions in our hands, physically or digitally, we can file our tax returns. Show More Summary

Don't play around with your taxes! Turn to tax tips

Looking for a creative way to get your taxes done this year? Here's an idea from xkcd.com. "Yes, it took a lot of work to make the cards and pieces, but it's worth it. The players are way more thorough than the tax prep people ever were," says the cartoon creator. Show More Summary

Global income inequality tied to worldwide tax havens

Here in the United States, the income gap between the very wealthy and the rest of us is getting a lot of attention, thanks in large part to the Democratic presidential nominee race. Sen. Bernie Sanders has made the wealth gap a key part of his effort to dislodge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the front-runner spot. Show More Summary

Donate directly to veterans' charities instead of letting Donald Trump take the (tax) credit

So The Donald actually did it. He bailed on the final GOP debate before Iowa voters caucus on Feb. 1 to pick their favorite presidential candidates in both parties. Instead Donald Trump held an event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, ostensibly to benefit veterans' charities. Show More Summary

Trump likely to be focus of GOP Des Moines debate The Donald's absence could limit -- or increase -- other candidates' attacks on the IRS

You're going to watch tonight's Republican presidential candidates' debate from Des Moines tonight, right? At least long enough to see if The Donald makes a surprise, showy entrance despite his pledge to hold a competing event. (AndShow More Summary

Uber oops: driver's tax info exposed on ride share site

Uber pitches itself to potential drivers as a way to make cash on your own terms. But one of the popular ride-sharing company's contractors this week found her driving effort was not so personal after all. This Uber driver's 1099-MISC...Show More Summary

3 marriage-related tax tips to celebrate Spouse's Day

It's national Spouse's Day. Yes, apparently this is a real day, real in the sense that somebody came up with the idea and managed to get the word out there enough that it's generating some attention. I don't know how I've missed this holiday in previous years, being such a perfect wife to a great husband, but I discovered it today. Show More Summary

Arizona proposal: a state tax credit for gun classes

Many state and local governments have taken to taxes as a way to discourage gun ownership, or at least make some money on it. In Arizona, however, one lawmaker wants to give some gun owners a tax break. Rep. Steve Montenegro, Republican...Show More Summary

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