To Buy or Rent? How to Find the Answer to That Million-Dollar Question
To Buy or Rent? How to Find the Answer to That Million-Dollar Question

on April 25, 2016

Some number-crunching scholars have developed an index to help you find the best financial choice in 23 different U.S. cities. Use this tool, calculators … and some soul-searching as you make the decision.

You’re Less Likely to Be Audited — but Is That a Good Thing?
You’re Less Likely to Be Audited — but Is That a Good Thing?

on April 18, 2016

Since 2010, the IRS budget has been cut by 17 percent. What do such cutbacks mean for taxpayers?

Don’t Forget: Today Is Tax Day Freebies Day
Don’t Forget: Today Is Tax Day Freebies Day

on April 18, 2016

After filing your taxes, it’s time to relax a little. You can do so Monday with a free massage, no-cost beer, gratis cookie or other freebie.

Think You’re Paying a Lot of Taxes? Here’s How the US Compares With Other Rich Countries
Think You’re Paying a Lot of Taxes? Here’s How the US Compares With Other Rich Countries

on April 17, 2016

Americans may be comforted to know that they pay less, on average, than people in most developed countries. Of course, they may get less, too.

One-Fifth of Profitable Large Corporations Escape Taxes
One-Fifth of Profitable Large Corporations Escape Taxes

on April 14, 2016

Learn the two key reasons profitable corporations often leave Uncle Sam empty-handed.

Survey Asks How Far Americans Would Go to Get Out of Paying Taxes
Survey Asks How Far Americans Would Go to Get Out of Paying Taxes

on March 21, 2016

A new survey reveals the surprising (and downright alarming) things Americans say they would do to avoid paying taxes — and who respondents would most like to punch in the face.

States Where Drinkers Pay the Highest Beer Taxes
States Where Drinkers Pay the Highest Beer Taxes

on March 18, 2016

Tennessee residents pay the highest state beer tax rate in the nation, while Wyoming residents pay the lowest. Where does your state rank?

Waiting to File Taxes? You Might End Up Paying More
Waiting to File Taxes? You Might End Up Paying More

on March 10, 2016

Some do-it-yourself tax-filing software companies charge procrastinators higher rates, a practice known as “price surging.”

A Way to Master Income Taxes — at Last — and Save Money
A Way to Master Income Taxes — at Last — and Save Money

on March 10, 2016

There must be something you can do to pay less in taxes. But just the thought of learning about this stuff makes your eyes glaze over. Take heart — and take this effective and painless course.

Nearly Half of Online ‘Free File’ Tax Services Fail Security Audit
Nearly Half of Online ‘Free File’ Tax Services Fail Security Audit

on March 1, 2016

More potentially bad news for taxpayers: Those who file their taxes electronically through free programs should be especially cautious this year.

IRS: Security Breach Impacted Many More Taxpayers
IRS: Security Breach Impacted Many More Taxpayers

on February 29, 2016

The IRS says the breach of its “Get Transcript” system affected about 390,000 more taxpayers than first thought.

IRS Warns Taxpayers About Surge in Email Scams
IRS Warns Taxpayers About Surge in Email Scams

on February 19, 2016

One month into tax season, the IRS says email scams have increased by about 400 percent. Find out how to protect yourself.

Ikea Accused of Dodging More Than $1.1 Billion in Taxes
Ikea Accused of Dodging More Than $1.1 Billion in Taxes

on February 15, 2016

A report that accuses the furniture giant of massive tax avoidance also calls for reforms to close loopholes and increase transparency in the EU tax structure.

High State Tax Rate? You Probably Want to Move
High State Tax Rate? You Probably Want to Move

on February 15, 2016

Residents of states with higher state tax burdens are more likely to want to move, a new study shows. Find out which states top the list.

‘Mystery Shoppers’ Uncover Serious Problems With Tax Preparers
‘Mystery Shoppers’ Uncover Serious Problems With Tax Preparers

on February 10, 2016

Testing turns up hazards ranging from losing a chunk of your refund to errors or even fraud committed in your name by unregulated preparers. Here’s what you need to know.

8 Questions You Must Answer Before Tapping a Home Equity Loan
8 Questions You Must Answer Before Tapping a Home Equity Loan

on February 10, 2016

Are rebounding home values tempting you to use the equity in your house as an ATM? Ask yourself these questions first.

Tax Time: Instead of Dread, Host a Tax Party
Tax Time: Instead of Dread, Host a Tax Party

on February 9, 2016

Gather friends and do your taxes together. Or throw a bash to celebrate that tax season is over.

IRS Technical Difficulties Plague E-File, Other Features
IRS Technical Difficulties Plague E-File, Other Features

on February 4, 2016

The IRS reported that “a number” of its tax-processing systems were unavailable and that the problems might linger.

Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Near $1 Billion
Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Near $1 Billion

on February 2, 2016

Legalized recreational marijuana sales are on a roll, says a new report. And sales are projected to keep growing in 2016.

Tax Hacks 2016: What You Need to Know if You’re Self Employed
Tax Hacks 2016: What You Need to Know if You’re Self Employed

on February 2, 2016

Being your own boss has some advantages, but you need to have a clear understanding of your tax obligations or risk a nasty surprise.

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