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Fiscal cliff rewrites the calendar for the IRS

Jan 9, 2013
Taxpayers will have to wait eight extra days to file returns to give the IRS time to absorb tax changes in the fiscal cliff deal.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, tax returns, IRS

The IRS in limbo as fiscal cliff debate continues

Jan 1, 2013
The IRS faces a ton of decisions, changes and updates in the fiscal cliff deals. But until there is a deal, the federal agency is as uncertain about the future as everyone else.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Taxes, IRS

How the IRS will enforce health care 'tax' penalty

Aug 2, 2012
The House Oversight Committee examines how the IRS will collect taxes from people who fail to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: IRS, health care insurance

Report: Plain Writing Act fails to live up to its name

Jul 23, 2012
About a year ago a law went into effect called the Plain Writing Act, meant to compel federal agencies into communicating with the public in a more accessible way. Now a nonprofit has come out with its first report card based on the act, and most agencies are not doing very well.
Posted In: federal government, legislation, IRS

The health care mandate and your wallet

Jun 29, 2012
The Supreme Court ruled that President Obama's health care mandate is constitutional. So what does that mean for citizens?
Posted In: Adriene Hill, Taxes, IRS, Affordable Care Act, scotus

Taxing your winnings

May 18, 2012
Winning big could saddle you with some serious debt. Tax expert Louis Barajas explains.
Posted In: Taxes, winning, prizes, IRS

Mexicans worried about disclosure rules for U.S. banks

Apr 17, 2012
The IRS plans to require U.S. banks to report interest payments to nonresident depositors. Mexican nationals are concerned the sensitive info will wind up in the wrong hands.
Posted In: IRS

President Obama hopes to boost IRS budget, tax revenue

Mar 5, 2012
We're less than six weeks away from tax day, and this year the IRS is gonna have to do more with less when it comes to processing all those returns. President Obama hopes to change that.
Posted In: Taxes, IRS, federal budget

Getting Personal: Identity crisis

Feb 17, 2012
Tess talks with David Lazarus of the the Los Angeles Times about how to cope with possible identity theft, the tax implications of airmiles and handling your credit profile when collectors come calling.
Posted In: Money, Taxes, identity, theft, ID, IRS, collection agency, debt

IRS may have money waiting for you

Jan 27, 2012
Today is Earned Income Tax Credit Day, which highlights the benefit for low- and moderate-wage earners.
Posted In: IRS, income tax, Earned Income Tax Credit

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