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Your tax questions, answered

Mar 30, 2021
Up to $10,200 in unemployment benefits is tax-free. What do you do if you already filed your return?
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This year's tax season is likely to be more stressful than usual

Feb 12, 2021
For a lot of people, the last year has been weird, from a tax standpoint.
Though the start of tax season was delayed, the traditional filing deadline is back.
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COVID-19 relief: Direct checks and a 90-day tax extension

Mar 17, 2020
"Americans need cash now," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says at a press conference.
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A short-staffed IRS is trying to reform

Mar 3, 2020
The IRS is trying to modernize its computer systems and improve customer service — with a smaller budget and workforce.
The Internal Revenue Service Building in 2008.
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Calling in the pros this tax season

Apr 15, 2019
With so many changes to the tax code, people like Evin Moore are using experts.
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House votes to continue controversial IRS program

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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Why so few people do taxes on their own

Apr 10, 2019
Fear of costly mistakes drives some taxpayers to use a professional or software.
TurboTax products sit on display at Costco in 2016.
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This tax season, accountants are double-checking their software

Apr 3, 2019
It's the first filing season under the tax overhaul of 2017. Software companies are still catching up.
People are afraid to file their taxes — and accountants are moving slower.
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Government shutdown could affect tax refunds

Jan 7, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service is operating on a skeleton crew, down to just an eighth of its workforce, during what’s typically the major ramp-up before tax season. Here’s how that could put your tax return timeline into limbo. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.