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Medical tax provisions affected in 2018 by inflation

Welcome to Part 5 of the ol' blog's series on 2018 inflation adjustments. Today we look at changes to some medical tax provisions. You can find links to all 2018 inflation posts in the first item: Income Tax Brackets and Rates. Note: The 2018 figures apply to 2018 tax returns that are due in 2019. Show More Summary

Hurricanes, tax reform could delay 2019 tax season

Where the heck has 2017 gone? The countdown clock over in the ol' blog's right column is steadily ticking away the time left until Dec. 31, the deadline for most moves that could affect this year's taxes. The Internal Revenue Service, however, has its eyes on November, which is just little more than a week away. Show More Summary

Maps show crazy U.S. quilt of state sales tax nexus laws

There could be some consistency in how states collect sales tax on consumers' online purchases if the Supreme Court agrees to hear a South Dakota case. Many states are ignoring the sales tax law of the land, decided in 1992 by the U.S. Show More Summary

Retirement plan inflation adjustments for 2018

Welcome to Part 3 of the ol' blog's series on 2018 inflation adjustments. Today we look at changes next year to retirement and pension plans. You can find links to all 2018 inflation posts in the first item: Income Tax Brackets and Rates. Show More Summary

Inflation effects on 2018 federal tax deductions, exemptions and itemized limitations

Welcome to Part 2 of the ol' blog's 2018 series on tax inflation adjustments. We started on Oct. 19 with a look at next year's — if there isn't tax reform or cuts by or before then — income tax brackets and rates. Today we look at standard...Show More Summary

2018 tax rates, income brackets inflation adjustments

This is the first in a 10-part series on the 2018 tax year inflation adjustments. Links to the other posts are at this end of this article. The White House and Congressional Republicans are still hoping to get some tax changes finalized by the end of the year. Show More Summary

IRS backs off Trump's Obamacare order, will enforce ACA coverage reporting rule

Image by Shawn Campbell via Flickr Creative Commons What's going on with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? It depends on where you're looking for answers. Federal lawmakers remain in a quandary over how to deal with the ACA, or as it's known (for now) Obamacare. Show More Summary

5 amended tax return filing tips

To err on tax returns is human. To forgive is Xtraordinary, and yes, the misspelling is intentional. Tax law lets us correct mistakes we make on our 1040s via another form, the 1040X. Most people file 1040X, which is known as amending your return, because they discovered they didn't claim a tax break that give them a (or a bigger) tax refund. Show More Summary

Tax tips to help you meet the Oct. 16 filing deadline

It's that time of year again. Monday, Oct. 16, the absolute final tax return filing deadline. Don't panic. You've still got a few hours to fill out and submit your 2016 Form 1040. The latest Weekly Tax Tip, over there at the top of the ol' blog's right column, has 10 tax tidbits to help you through today. Show More Summary

Cook County soda tax goes flat

Cook County residents lined up last week to tell county commissioners what they thought about the board's proposed soda tax. (Photo by Hal Dardick via Twitter) Cook Cook County officials implemented a tax on sugary beverages this summer. Show More Summary

California, U.S. territory taxpayers get disaster tax relief

Aerial view on Oct. 9 of a damaged home in the mountainous area of Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria, many homes, businesses, roads and bridges suffered major damages due to strong winds and heavy rain. (Photo by Andrea...Show More Summary

Friday the 13th alert: Beware these 13 tax ID theft scams

If Halloween isn't scary enough for you, this October also has a Friday the 13th, which if you haven't looked at a calendar yet, is today. And making things even more frightening, the Internal Revenue Service has some terrifying tax scam news. Show More Summary

Tax subsidies for sports facilities under fire again

AT&T Stadium, originally known as Cowboys Stadium when it opened its doors in 2009 and forever known as Jerry's World regardless of which company buys naming rights, is home to America's Team. It also hosts college football's Cotton Bowl game, as well as a variety of other sports and entertainment activities. Show More Summary

IRS e-Services is bait in new tax ID theft phishing scheme

Tax identity thieves apparently are paying close attention to official security moves that the Internal Revenue Service is making and using that information to create new schemes. The latest effort by crooks to steal taxpayer personal data comes in the form of a new phishing scam designed to steal tax professionals' passwords and data. Show More Summary

10 filing tips for folks who got a Form 1040 tax extension

Based on Internal Revenue Service tax return filing data, it looks like around 7 million Americans have yet to submit their 2016 forms. They need to get busy. (Yes, I get to say they, not we, this year since I filed my 1040 this summer.) The absolute, final due date is less than a week away. Show More Summary

Retirement tax moves to make by Oct. 16

So that you can enjoy lazy days in your retirement like this couple, take advantage of tax-saving retirement moves by the October filing extension deadline. (Photo by Pug50 courtesy Flickr CC) If you're one of the millions who's put off filing your tax return until October, you know that due date — it's Monday, Oct. Show More Summary

Family businesses get estate tax break thanks to Treasury decision to revoke tax regulation

A proposal to limit certain business estate valuation discounts is outta here under the Treasury's finalized list of eight tax regulations it wants to eliminate or substantially revise. Remember back in July when the U.S. Treasury announced...Show More Summary

Government waste reports now on consolidated website

Michael Horowitz, Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice and Chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, welcomes one and all to Oversight.gov, a new website that consolidates public reports from federal Inspectors General. Show More Summary

Capitol Hill demands IRS answers about Equifax deal

Driver's license data was among the personal info that identity thieves obtained in the hack of Equifax. That security breach, however, didn't stop the Internal Revenue Service from continuing its contract with the credit reporting bureau, a move now under fire from, among others, members of Congress. Show More Summary

Monopoly Man photobombs Equifax Senate hearing to protest proposed forced arbitration changes

Everyone knows the Monopoly Man, even if we don't know his name. His classy duds, compete with top hat, and bushy mustache make him immediately recognizable. For many of us, he and his board game were our introduction to high finance. Show More Summary

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