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    Tax fraud and identity theft: How to protect yourself

    6 ways to protect your identity from fraud during tax season.

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    Tax fraud and identity theft: How to protect yourself

    Here are 6 tips to protect yourself from identity theft during tax season.

    Yahoo Finance Video
  • The downside of striking it rich

    Many people think winning the lottery or getting a hefty inheritance means all their problems will disappear. But sometimes when that daydream turns into a reality, it can actually become a nightmare.

    Yahoo Finance
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    My experience getting audited

    It's every taxpayer’s worst nightmare – an audit. Sure, big corporations and billionaires with off-shore bank accounts can expect some extra attention from the IRS. But what about personal finance bloggers who spend their days dishing advice on sound financial decisions – there’s no way they could…

    Yahoo Finance Video
  • Here's what it's like to get audited

    It’s every taxpayer’s worst nightmare – an audit. Sure, big corporations and billionaires with off-shore bank accounts can expect some extra attention from the IRS. But what about personal finance bloggers who spend their days dishing advice on sound financial decisions – there’s no way they could…

    Yahoo Finance
  • Taxman cometh with new form for health care

    With tax deadlines approaching, those who haven’t filed returns might need a primer on how the Affordable Care Act affects that process.

    La Crosse Tribune
  • Don't be that client: 8 clients that drive tax pros crazy

    Looking for a good tax professional? Then be a good tax client. I asked tax professionals to offer up client behaviors that drive them the most crazy during tax season. Here are their responses. Don't ...

    Forbes
  • Smart Tax Reform Has to Account for This Massive Change

    The Joint Committee on Taxation review of the tax system shows how the mix between individual and corporate taxes has shifted over time. Indeed, individual income tax revenues provide nearly half of all revenue in the federal coffers and Social Security payroll taxes account for roughly another…

    The Fiscal Times
  • IRS Chief Mocks Ted Cruz's 'Abolish the IRS' Mantra

    "Abolish the IRS" is a staple of Ted Cruz's stump speech. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who runs the 87,000 employee tax agency, had a candid response to that sentiment Tuesday. "Politics are politics," he said after a speech at the National Press Club in Washington.

    Bloomberg
  • Three tax loopholes for the merely middle class

    Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's legendary tax deduction for his horse may sound like the ultimate boondoggle of the super rich. The tax benefits of a 529 college savings plan are baked right into the plan - you put in after-tax money and the proceeds grow tax-free, like a Roth…

    Reuters
  • Tax scammers want your child’s Social Security number

    A case in point is the child tax credit scam, a form of identity theft that targets children. While it’s less well known than many other scams and has been underreported by the Internal Revenue Service, it’s apparently on the rise. The child tax credit allows you to reduce your federal income tax…

    The Fiscal Times
  • Spend your tax refund wisely or treat yourself?

    Here are four rules for using your extra income in ways you'll enjoy without derailing good financial habits.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • How to deduct your gambling losses

    Lady Luck may have abandoned you, but all is not lost.

    MarketWatch
  • 5 tips for last-minute tax filing

    The main drawback to this is that waiting longer to file can increase your risk for tax refund fraud, so follow these steps to make sure your refund is protected. Note there is an exception to this rule.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Yikes! I owe the IRS $5,443 by April 15

    Freelance income can vary tremendously, and so can taxes due. If you're in the fortunate position of having a growing income, what should you do?

    Credit.com
  • Tax fraud and identity theft: How to protect yourself

    Identity theft is fastest-growing crime in America. Here are some steps to take if your ID has been stolen or compromised.

    Yahoo Finance
  • Don't throw away these tax records

    After you file this year's tax return, these are the old documents you should keep and the ones you can toss.

    Kiplinger