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Gold Star families facing higher tax bills — but a solution is in sight

by Marielle Segarra May 27, 2019
The "Kiddie Tax" is suddenly something they have to worry about.
A volunteer places flowers along a row of headstones during a volunteer event ahead of Memorial Day on May 26, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia.
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How do organizations get tax-exempt status?

by Marielle Segarra Apr 29, 2019
And how, or why, might that status be revoked?
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Study looks at where the IRS audits more and less

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 15, 2019
“It is, in a way, a map of poverty in this country,” ProPublica reporter Paul Kiel says.
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House votes to continue controversial IRS program

by Ben Bradford Apr 10, 2019
The "free file" program is controversial because it's run by the same private companies that make money on tax preparation.
Armando La Rosa directs people to the Liberty Tax Service office as the deadline to file taxes looms on April 15, 2016 in Miami, Florida. 
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The IRS is using Instagram to try to humanize the agency

by Barbara Platts Apr 1, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service is getting creative.
One of the 12 monsters the IRS posted as part of the #IRSdirtydozen campaign, aimed at teaching taxpayers the most common tax scams they may encounter. 
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Why the IRS has received 2 million fewer tax returns this year

by Marielle Segarra Mar 13, 2019
Word of smaller refunds may have had a chilling effect on filing.
People are afraid to file their taxes — and accountants are moving slower.
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The history — and psychology — behind the tax refund

by Marielle Segarra Feb 20, 2019
When did taxpayers and industries start to rely on the refund?
A neon sign is seen in a window of a tax preparation office in Des Plaines, Illinois.
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Refunds are looking slimmer this tax season

by Marielle Segarra Jan 29, 2019
Here's what you told us.
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Tax season expected to be full of unknowns

by Erika Beras Jan 28, 2019
The IRS started processing taxes on Monday, the first full work day for IRS workers after a temporary measure halted the government shutdown.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service building is seen on the first work day for furloughed federal workers following a 35-day partial government shutdown in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2019.
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How big do you expect your tax refund to be this year?

by Marketplace Staff Jan 28, 2019
New tax season, new rules but same amount of refund?
New tax season, new rules but same amount of refund?
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