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Playlist: Pay your taxes!

Christina Huh Apr 8, 2011

Posted by Christina Huh

For Marketplace Money, Friday April 8, 2011

This episode is for all you folks who left your taxes to the last minute. Fortunately, due to government holidays, you get an extra three days to file your taxes.

Tess Vigeland and tax expert Frank Degen answer listeners’ tax tricky tax questions. We also debated whether it is better to DIY your taxes or hand them off to a professional. And God forbid, you do get audited, we take a look at what an IRS tax audit is really like. Jeff Tyler reports on why some undocumented citizens may opt to pay taxes and Jeff Gura goes over the tax woes

And for you lucky tax payers who get a refund, Tess talks to Kimberly Palmer of the US News and World Report about how to make the most of your refund.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Tax Free – Jimi HendrixBuy
  • Taxman – Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Sunny Afternoon – The KinksBuy
  • Taxman Mr. Thief – Cheap TrickBuy
  • Taxman – Billy Wyman’s Rhythm KingsBuy
  • Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh – Say HiBuy
  • Clean Living – RJD2Buy
  • Refund me – DeadbeatBuy

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