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Marketplace Money for Friday, April 8, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, April 8, 2011

Getting Personal: What to do with employer gifts

Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and tax expert Frank Degen answer a tax question about how to categorize gifts that your employer gives you, and explain what minimis fringe benefits are.
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Have you filed your taxes yet?

Marketplace Money takes to the streets to find out who has done their taxes and who is putting it off.
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Getting Personal: How to avoid a tax penalty

In our final installment of Getting Personal, we find out if a senior citizen can avoid a very hefty tax penalty.
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The tax woes of politicians

Every so often, with some regularity, politicians get in trouble for failing to pay their taxes. So, why does it seem politicians make mistakes most of the rest of us don't?
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Getting Personal: Categorizing a home sale that's lost money

Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and Frank Degen answer a tax question about how to categorize the sale of a home that has lost money.
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Getting Personal: I lost an important document

Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and tax expert Frank Degen answer a question about how worried you should be if you lost an important document.
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Getting through tax preparation

Marketplace Money takes to the streets again to find out if people approach their tax returns with any ritual.
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You got a $54,000 refund! What are you going to do next?

What's the best tax return you've ever received? In the hundreds, maybe the low thousands? What if your tax return was more like $50,000! Tess talks to a couple who got the most unexpected call from their tax accountant.
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How to make the most of your refund

Tess Vigeland talks to Kimberly Palmer, senior editor and columnist for US News and World Report. She says that refunds are not only good, but something you should have fun with.
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Some undocumented workers still pay U.S. taxes

Many foreigners living in the U.S. are volunteering to cough up money for Uncle Sam. But why?
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Taxes: To DIY or not to DIY?

According to the IRS, more people are opting to do their taxes using some kind of tax software. But many are still nervous about going it alone.
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A look behind the dreaded IRS audit

Last year, the government audited more than 1.5 million individual tax returns, an increase of 11 percent over the previous year. So just how bad is the audit experience?
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What's in your wallet, Frank Degen?

We ask our tax expert what he carries in his wallet.

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