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What does Jason Chaffetz's impending departure mean for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen?

Since Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced on April 19 that he won't seek reelection in 2018 and then the next day suggested he may even leave before his term ends, there has been much speculation as to what this might mean for additional Congressional investigation into possible questionable ties between the Trump Administration and Russia. Show More Summary

Government shutdown could delay billions in tax refunds

At midnight on Donald J. Trump's 99th day in the Oval Office, the federal government could shut down. That would be a public relations disaster for the 45th president, who's struggling to show that he and his administration can get things done as he promised in his 100-day contract with voters. Show More Summary

Tax Freedom Day 2017 has arrived!

Happy Tax Freedom Day! Today is the day, according to Tax Foundation calculations, when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year. via Giphy.com Critics of the tax-related designation, mostShow More Summary

7 tax-saving breaks to celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day 2017! Maybe you're spending this Saturday simply out enjoying the beauty of Mother Earth. Or perhaps you're participating in the March for Science (the main event in D.C. or satellite marches across the country) to support scientific efforts, including the study of climatology and climate change. Show More Summary

Texas' emergency preparedness sales tax holiday coincides with 2017 hurricane season's early start

When the clock ticked past midnight today (Saturday, April 22), Texans welcomed their first sales tax holiday of 2017. During the three-day event, which runs until midnight Monday, April 24, no state or local sales tax will be collected on certain emergency preparation supplies. Show More Summary

How to tell if that IRS agent on your porch is legit

Is that really the Internal Revenue Service knock, knock, knocking on your door? That's a concern shared not just by individuals who find people claiming to be with the federal tax collector's office, but also the IRS itself. "Many taxpayers...Show More Summary

4 moves to make now if you missed the tax-filing deadline

Some folks didn't file their federal taxes on April 18. Judging from social media, much of the deadline busting was the fault of cats. "Can't claim my cats as dependents? Well I can't file then," Tweeted @deedles420. Sorry, Dee, but while a dependent doesn't have to be a blood relative, your fur babies don't pass tax muster. Show More Summary

You paid your taxes, now find out how they're spent

Tax Day 2017 is over. That means Uncle Sam has the bulk of his take from our 2016 earnings, thanks to tax bills paid on April 18 with return filings and extensions. Now what's he going to do with our money? Steve Ballmer at World Mobile Congress in 2010 talking about the Windows phone when he was still heading Microsoft. Show More Summary

5 tips for folks submitting their tax returns by snail mail

The U.S. Postal Service has evolved since the days when Texas Panhandle residents depended on mule mail. That's a good thing, since millions of taxpayers still insist on using today's postal system to send their annual tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service. Show More Summary

Form 4868, the tax procrastinator's best friend

You've got until midnight your time to get your 2016 tax return to the Internal Revenue Service, either by hitting "send" on your computer or getting your paper form to a Post Office where it can be postmarked today. Or, if it becomes...Show More Summary

10 last-minute tax filing tips

Remember those frantic times when your classroom assignment was due and you were running out of time to finish it? Millions of U.S. taxpayers are flashing back to those school days as they scramble to complete their 2016 tax returns by tomorrow, April 18. Show More Summary

Trump Tax March is over, but efforts continue on Capitol Hill and at state/local levels to see presidential tax returns

Around 25,000 people gathered on the U.S. Capitol grounds Saturday, April 15, as part of a nationwide Tax March demanding the president release his tax returns. (Photo courtesy Trump Tax March via Twitter) Donald J. Trump fell back on...Show More Summary

How e-file and, if necessary, e-pay your taxes

If you've waited until now to finish your taxes (or are going to delay until the very last minute on April 18), then your best filing, and paying if you owe, bet is to go electronic. As the Internal Revenue Service has been saying for years, filing and paying your taxes is easier and more accurate than going the old fashioned paper route. Show More Summary

The scoop on paying estimated taxes

Every journalist, regardless of his or her beat, follows a time-honored template in crafting stories. Each article should tell readers the who, what, when, where, why and how of the selected topic. Answers to those six questions are perfect for detailing the intricacies of estimated taxes. Show More Summary

IRS grants automatic tax filing and payment extensions to taxpayers in major disaster areas and combat zones

People who live in storm ravaged areas of Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi have enough to worry about, so the Internal Revenue Service says they don't have to worry about filing their taxes next Tuesday. Neither do U.S. military personnel who are in combat zones. Show More Summary

IRS offers special phone tax help this Saturday, April 15

No maybe about it. Taxpayers will be calling the Internal Revenue Service this weekend as the April 18 tax return filing deadline looms. Taxpayers will be taking Carly Rae Jepsen's advice and calling the IRS in a filing season last-minute rush to complete their returns. Show More Summary

FBAR filing now due in April + more on foreign accounts & issues facing taxpayers abroad

As if you and your tax adviser weren't already crunched enough in April, this filing season there's a new deadline for folks who have money or other assets in foreign accounts. FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts...Show More Summary

Last-minute IRA contributions could mean a tax win-win-win

Time is rapidly running out this filing season to make tax-saving moves, but adding to an IRA could be a win-win-win. Win 1: Added feathering of your nest egg Most moves to reduce a tax year's final bill must be taken by the end of that tax year. Show More Summary

Maximizing your itemized tax deductions

You have a mortgage. That home's property taxes are waaaay too big. (Note to self: Protest the appraisal.) And you were really generous. All those expenses mean that you itemize instead of taking the standard deduction. Yes, it's more work, but if you take full advantage of all Schedule A has to offer, it can really pay off. Show More Summary

IRS impersonation scam's alleged mastermind arrested, but the criminal calls continue

Indian police on Saturday, April 8, arrested the man they believe is the mastermind behind what has been called the most pervasive U.S. tax scam ever. But although he's in custody, his alleged criminal legacy continues. On Monday, April 10, the Internal Revenue Service issued yet another warning about phone scams and email phishing schemes. Show More Summary

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