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Income Tax

Online Tax Filing Could Make Your Life Easier

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

There are many benefits to filing your taxes online. Aside from saving paper, online tax filing makes it easier to organize all of your tax inform...

Tax Tips for the Last Two Weeks of the Tax Season

Mark Steber | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

If you're planning to file an extension because you might owe taxes, you should know that an extension only extends the deadline for the forms to be filed. It is not an extension to pay your any taxes you owe.

How To File Your State Returns For Free

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

The Internal Revenue Service allows Americans that make less than $57,000 a year to file federal income tax returns for free –- but what about state...

How To Use IRS Free File

Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

You don’t have to pay big bucks in order to file your taxes by Tax Day on Monday, April 15, 2013. The IRS offers a service called “IRS Free Fi...

How To File Your Taxes For Free

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

Filing your tax returns doesn't need to burn a hole in your wallet. There are a number of services available that will help you file your taxes free o...

How To File Your Taxes Online

Posted 04.03.2013 | Business

Filing your tax returns doesn't have to mean killing trees. You can file your taxes online using Free File, tax preparation software or a tax prepa...

How To File Your Taxes Online

Posted 04.03.2013 | Business

Tax Day -- the deadline to file your 2012 taxes -- is coming up on Monday, April 15, 2013. One convenient way to file your taxes is through IRS e-file...

Don't Let the IRS Do Your Taxes

Grover Norquist | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Grover Norquist

The IRS has one job, and one job only -- to collect taxes. It measures its success or failure in its ability to collect as much in taxes as possible. To ask the IRS to estimate the tax liability of a taxpayer is akin to asking an alcoholic how much they can have without crossing the line -- the answer will always be "more."

Hate Filing Your Tax Return? Good

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
Joseph J. Thorndike

People everywhere hate taxes. What makes the United States distinctive, I think, is our insistence on collecting so much of our tax revenue in a distinctly unpleasant way. No stealthy value-added taxes for us! We're going to do it the hard way.

What To Do If You Lost Your W-2

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

Form W-2 is one of the most essential pieces of paper when filing your taxes. If you've lost a W-2 -- or if you never got one in the first place -- th...

Everything You Need to Know If You Owe the IRS

Mark Steber | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

By now you've heard me say that 75 percent of all taxpayers receive a refund (according to public IRS data it's even higher this year), so what happens if you are in the other 25 percent and owe?

Important and Lesser-Known Life Changes That Could Save You Money on Your Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

Life changes are applicable to just about every taxpayer, and that's where you should look to get the most out of your tax return.

David Brooks vs. Progressives: Genteel Ignorance as Economic Warfare

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

David Brooks may not understand economics or public policy, but his uninformed pronouncements have a music that moves Washington insiders. These uncomprehending arias may have comic-opera overtones, but they build a consensus for tragedy.

Why You Still Haven't Filed Your Tax Return and Why Your Excuses for Waiting are Wrong

Mark Steber | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

Even for tax filers who file in those last few days, April 1-15, those tax returns may be impacted by IRS layoffs due to sequestration as they would likely be processed after April 15. Don't take chances with your tax return. File your taxes now. Get it done. Get that big refund, and go enjoy it.

Jindal Unveils Plan To Eliminate State Income Tax

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

By Nanette Byrnes March 14 (Reuters) - In a year in which sweeping tax reforms are on the table in several states, Louisiana's Bobby J...

When Tax Avoidance Crosses the Line

Christopher Bergin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Christopher Bergin

With the economy showing signs of recovery, it's high time that our federal lawmakers move beyond these self-induced crises and begin to talk about tax reform that can help taxpayers move forward with a clear understanding of how the tax code works and how much they owe.

The IRS Is Now Accepting All Forms: Stop Delaying, File Your Tax Return

Mark Steber | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

If you still need extra motivation to start or finish the process of filing, here are the top five reasons to file your taxes right now.

North Carolina Prepares to Challenge Texas in the Liberty Sweepstakes

Bill Frezza | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

The Republican Party, for the first time in modern history, has gained control of all three branches of the Tar Heel State's government.

Principles of Taxation: Fair or Foul?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

The basic argument for moving away from an "income tax" is that the definitions and calculations are so fraught with interpretation and manipulation that they have lost relevance, not to mention the confidence of the tax-paying public.

The Tax Break That May Benefit Your Unborn Child

Posted 02.26.2013 | Black Voices

Although a recent report showed that one in five taxpayers eligible for the the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) will fail to claim it, researchers fro...

Big Government Kills Religion

Nigel Barber | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Why is religion in decline in countries where ordinary people enjoy a better standard of living? It seems that there is less fear and uncertainty in people's daily lives. Consequently there is less need for religion to help people cope with the feeling that they have little control over their lives.

The Income Tax is Not Turning 100 -- Yet

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Today is not the centennial of the income tax. If you're chomping at the bit to celebrate - and you're determined to ignore the Civil War version of the tax passed in 1862 - then you still have some waiting to do.

Procrastinating at Tax Time Can Cost You Your Identity

Mark Steber | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

ID theft is scary and time consuming, and it can end up costing you a lot of money. But the good thing is that there are ways to protect yourself if you know what to do and what to look for. So take an easy step and start by getting your income taxes filed as soon as you can and lock the bad guys out.

Republican Effort To End Income Tax Does Not Impress Kansas Homeowners

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Brian Jones has been an admirer of Republican Sam Brownback's fiscal conservatism going back to Brownback's days as an anti-tax congre...

Are You Overpaying Your Taxes?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 04.22.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

You can make the most of your income by avoiding these common tax pitfalls.