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Name your yearly tax ritual

Apr 9, 2010
People around the country describe what they go through as April 15th draws near.
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In California, the state does your taxes

Apr 9, 2010
Julie Small reports on a state government program that prepares your taxes for you.
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Meet the tax man himself

Apr 9, 2010
Internal Revenue Commissioner Doug Shulman talks to Tess Vigeland about doing his own taxes, and how the recession led the IRS to do things differently this year.
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A plan to get you excited about taxes

Apr 5, 2010
Duke University Professor Dan Ariely talks with Kai Ryssdal about how voting on where your taxes will be distributed can help spur civic engagement.
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Americans, taxes and Wagner's Law

Mar 17, 2010
Although taxes have not been rising, Americans have continued to desire more government services. The New York Times's David Leonhardt discusses this phenomenon with Kai Ryssdal.
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This year's tax twists and turns

Mar 12, 2010
Kiplinger's Kevin McCormally joins Tess Vigeland just in time for tax season, and answers listeners' pressing questions.
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