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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • You may be exposed to estate taxes without realizing it

    Some unsuspecting middle-class folks are indeed exposed to the tax.

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  • A new tax break for married couples

    The Internal Revenue Service recently released final rules detailing a generous estate- and gift-tax break for married couples who don’t set up expensive trusts before death. The break, known as “portability,” allows spouses to pass nearly $11 million of assets to heirs free of estate tax. …

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Tax breaks remain in limbo

    Several juicy tax breaks expired at the end of last year but may—or may not—be revived by Congress for this year.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • IRS needs to do more to fight cyberattacks, watchdog says

    The IRS has failed to implement dozens of security upgrades to combat cyberattacks, leaving the agency's computer systems vulnerable to hackers, a government watchdog told Congress on Tuesday. The agency's ...

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  • Congress wants to know how thieves stole tax info from IRS

    Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch ...

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  • The triple tax benefit of health savings accounts

    Americans are generally aware of tax-advantaged investment vehicles such as 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts and 529 college savings plans. An HSA allows account owners to pay for current health care expenses and save for those in the future. Third, account owners may make tax-free…

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  • Lottery Credit Awareness Week begins May 11

    RACINE COUNTY — The Racine County Treasurer’s Office, in conjunction with the Wisconsin County Treasurer’s Association, has dedicated May 11-15 as Lottery Credit Awareness Week.

  • Here's how much income is taxed around the world

    Taxes on wage income vary heavily around the...

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  • Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

    The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama's ...

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  • Study finds illegal immigrants pay $11.8B in taxes

    A new nationwide study on the fiscal implications of illegal immigration concludes that millions of undocumented immigrants are paying billions of dollar in taxes into state and local coffers, and that substantially more would be generated if President Obama prevails in imposing a new executive…

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  • The 10 Best Stocks to Hold Forever

    Few people realize these stocks exist. But many of the richest, most successful investors have been cashing in on them for decades. Now you can too...

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  • 5 things to know about Tax Day: For most, it's not that bad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wednesday is the deadline for filing income tax returns, a day long associated with the dread of rushing to fill out complicated forms and, perhaps, making a payment to Uncle Sam.

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  • Your tax bill isn’t as bad as you think

    The tax burden in the United States is reasonable compared with other countries.

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  • Avoid these costly mistakes on your tax return

    "If you paid an insufficient amount of taxes throughout the year, you'll receive an underpayment penalty," says Melanie Lauridsen, technical manager on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants tax staff. "If you're supposed to pay estimated taxes and don't, you can't just write a…

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