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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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  • 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.

  • Why the IRS won't tell fraud victims what thieves stole

    Tim Loo learned early this year that his name and Social Security number had made their way onto a fraudulent tax return, and immediately wondered whether the identity thief might also have his bank-account details or his kids’ Social Security numbers. To survey the extent of the damage, Loo asked…

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  • The collapse of a huge for-profit college company could cost taxpayers $200 million

    The abrupt closure of for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc. may cost U.S. taxpayers more than $200 million in canceled student loans. Corinthian reached an agreement on Sunday with the Education Department ...

    Bloomberg
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • If you made a mistake on your taxes

    It’s a common occurrence during tax-filing season to discover that you botched a previously filed return.

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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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  • Corporate tax havens stiff taxpayers by $110B a year

    On the eve of Tax Day, a prominent consumer advocacy group on Tuesday provided a vivid reminder of how some of the largest Fortune 500 companies avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes on profits parked overseas. Last year alone, the U.S. Treasury and state governments lost roughly $110…

    The Fiscal Times
  • FACT CHECK: Estate tax hits fewer than 1 percent of estates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal estate tax inspires a lot of heated political rhetoric for a tax that very few people actually pay.

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  • 10 ways to waste your tax refund

    The smarter way to spend your tax refund: Before you take on more debt, pay off the debt you already have. The smarter way to spend your tax refund: Rather than head to the mall with your refund, go to the bank to open an interest-bearing savings account to start an emergency fund--or build upon…

    Kiplinger
  • The Other Reason Tax Prep Should Make You Nervous

    Few things make me feel less secure about my money than tax time. Not because the Feds taking some of it. No, it’s because tax prep reminds me of how weak security can be at many of the financial sites tax-prep services need to talk to. But as with a lot of security issues, this situation is more…

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