Taxes - Yahoo Finance

  • Play

    Tax fraud and identity theft: How to protect yourself

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

    Yahoo Finance Video
  • Play

    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
  • 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
  • 10 states where taxes are going up

    Some states, still facing tight budgets after years of recession and slow recovery, are turning to tax increases to make up for the shortfalls.

    Kiplinger
  • 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
  • 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 ...

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • 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...

    Business Insider
  • 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 ...

    Associated Press
  • 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…

    The Fiscal Times
  • Your tax bill isn’t as bad as you think

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

    Yahoo Finance
  • 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...

    StreetAuthoritySponsored
  • 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.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • 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…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • 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