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Get ready for Hurricane Matthew NOW!

Sorry, not sorry, to yell at you in my headline, but Hurricane Matthew is going to get awfully close to Florida's east coast in the next few days, so time is short to get ready for him. I know I blogged about this storm earlier this week, which at one point was a category 5 and, although its intensity lessened, still struck a deadly blow to Haiti. Show More Summary

Trump's taxes likely to be a topic of tonight's VP debate

Will taxes, specifically, Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump's still officially secret federal filings dominate tonight's vice presidential debate? It's showdown time tonight for Sen. Tim Kaine, above right, the Democrats' vice president choice, and Sen. Show More Summary

Prepare for Hurricane Matthew hit & aftermath

The good news is that Hurricane Matthew, which was a category 5, has weakened a bit. The bad news is that it's still a very dangerous and destructive storm. GOES radar 4:15 a.m. Central Time, Oct. 4, via National Hurricane Center/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Show More Summary

Why we're looking at Donald Trump's state taxes In most states, tax filing is closely connected to taxpayers' federal filing data

No, we still haven't seen Donald Trump's federal tax returns. Donald Trump shared this photo on his Twitter account last October of him signing what he said was his 2015 federal tax return. However, it was old state returns that have given us a glimpse into the Republican presidential candidate's tax bills. Show More Summary

4 (and more) tax moves to make this October

October is one of my favorite months, as it ushers in crisp, cooler temperatures. This time of year has two names, fall and autumn. October also is a key month for some important tax moves. And there are many names for taxes, too, although not all printable in the ol' blog. Show More Summary

New Jersey hikes gas tax by 23 cents per gallon Other Garden State taxes will be reduced, eliminated

Gasoline prices were amazingly low this past summer. One reason that drivers nationwide paid less at the pump was that state gasoline excise taxes also were down. Incredibly cheap gas at HEB in Marble Falls, Texas, earlier this year....Show More Summary

Wyoming: wild, western and welcoming to businesses seeking a friendly tax climate

Sweeping western vistas don't get much grander than those found in Wyoming. Wyoming has lots of space for wildlife, like these horses spotted along the Flaming Gorge Green River Basin scenic byway, and businesses looking for a friendly tax climate. Show More Summary

Wake up and smell the coffee and tax connections -- and get some drink deals -- on National Coffee Day

I'm raising my third cup to celebrate National Coffee Day. I must admit, though, that I tend to follow my grandmother's preference when it comes to this caffeinated beverage. Like her, I prefer a little coffee in my milk. A bit blurry...Show More Summary

Made a tax-filing mistake? Fix it with 1040X

There's an old tax myth that filing an amended tax return will get you audited. Not true. In fact, failing to correct an error you made on your original tax return is more likely to cause you more tax trouble. When the Internal Revenue...Show More Summary

Trump's still undisclosed IRS returns were the main tax topic of his first debate with Clinton

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton finally went toe-to-toe last night in the first debate of the 2016 presidential election campaign and taxes were discussed. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton discuss taxes and emails on the first debate of the 2016 presidential election campaign. Show More Summary

IRS selects 4 private collection agencies to go after overdue tax debts in 2017

If you have an old federal tax debt, you might be getting a call from a private debt collection agency next year. Under provisions of the transportation bill enacted last year, the Internal Revenue Service is once again to turn over some delinquent tax accounts to private debt collectors. Show More Summary

Taxes are part of travel, but at least many business trip expenses are deductible

I'm a bit slow today. I got up at O'dark-thirty to catch a flight home from San Diego, California, where I had spent four fantastic days at FinCon, an annual conference of fellow financial bloggers and other money and media folks. View from my San Diego FinCon hotel room last week. Show More Summary

2-step authentication system on the way for access to more IRS online services

Computer users, which nowadays means almost everyone, used to be told to follow the X-file's advice when it came to cyber security: Trust No One. IRS is moving to two-step authentication for more of its online services beginning in late October. Show More Summary

When early retirement plan withdrawals are penalty free

Saving is the key to the kind of retirement you want. The earlier you start, the better. Among the goals posted during this year's FinCon, an annual gathering of creators (including me!) of various personal finance material and advice, is to, as a couple of participants noted, retire soon. Show More Summary

Amazon will start collecting D.C. sales tax on Oct. 1

Place your Amazon orders soon D.C. residents. On Oct. 1, the Seattle-based giant e-commerce operation will begin tacking the District of Columbia's 5.75 percent sales tax onto most purchases delivered to District buyers. Amazon box photo...Show More Summary

IRS commissioner and House Judiciary panel face off today over impeachment effort

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen gets his day in court, I mean before a House panel, today. The appearance comes after an effort to bring a vote on impeaching the 48thh IRS commissioner to the full House floor last week was deferred so that the House Judiciary Committee could hear testimony from Koskinen. Show More Summary

6 divorce tax tips in the wake of the Brangelina split

If you follow celebrity news, you already know that sad word about the impending dissolution of another Hollywood couple is in the works. Angelina Jolie is seeking a divorce from her husband of two years, Brad Pitt. Brangelina's divorce likely will be much more difficult than separating their Madame Tussaud wax representations. Show More Summary

IRS to close operations in California, Kentucky & Texas

The Internal Revenue Service is pushing via its Future State plan a transition to digital tax systems. That's life in the modern world to which all of us, in doing our taxes and other transactions, are adjusting. Unless paperwork suddenly becomes this magical (don't hold your breath), electronic tax transactions will continue to advance. Show More Summary

Tax code tweaks could help increase retirement savings

On lazy Sunday afternoons, my thoughts -- after I'm through cursing the idiotic plays my Dallas Cowboys make -- often turn to retirement. Retired couple enjoying a lazy day outdoors. (Photo by Pug50 courtesy Flickr CC) The hubby andShow More Summary

Holy taxes, Batman! Taxes matter even on Batman Day

No need to display the bat signal. All fans of the Dark Knight already know that today is Batman Day. Yes, it started and still is a marketing gimmick for DC Entertainment, but Batman, who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May...Show More Summary

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