Question: Dear Steve, Hi Steve- I am a 57 year old single father and am in a lot of debt- and just did my taxes and owe the IRS $3500 which I do not ...
The only way to stop tax refund fraud is to change the way the tax filing and refund system works, and while this may be a painful process for employers and taxpayers alike, it's necessary.
For quite some time we've been reading that small business owners want to expand their teams, but are having a hard time finding the qualified candidates. So here's a question to consider: If the path to your small business is paved with snack foods, will desirable recruits start pounding at your door, wanting to get in?
By now, you have probably heard that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most individuals to obtain minimum essential health coverage or pay a penalty. If you're like me, the word "penalty" makes you a little nervous.
At first blush, it may seem like civil forfeiture is different than the usual methods of justice: targeting poor people who have nothing and placing them in jail. As hard as state and federal governments may try, you can't take nothing from nothing so indigent populations are impervious to forfeiture schemes.
Does there really exist an industry of deeply funded anti-tax lobbyists whose sole purpose is to protect the holdings of their clients? Absolutely -- far from "mistaken," that narrative is exactly right. Do they win every fight? Nope, and they lost the one that led the capital gains rate to go up in 2013.
Several months ago there was a minor flap over the fact that the National Football League was given the right to delete parts of the film "Concussion" before its general release to the public. At the time many, including myself, feared that the NFL would defang the bite of the film. It did not.
In September, the IRS proposed giving nonprofits the option of providing more information about people who contribute $250 or more. What kind of information you ask?
In this article, Lobel discusses the need for a well-funded IRS and the importance of a simple, fair, and efficient tax code. * * * * * We are on th...
Michael Moore is known as a documentary filmmaker, and there's no doubt his films strike a populist chord, the result being enormous grosses for a limited audience art form. However, he has a tendency to go beyond the "point of view" aspect of documentary filmmaking which most such filmmakers undertake and in his latest work, Where to Invade Next, he has, for me, gone too far.
When should donors provide their Social Security number to a nonprofit? Common wisdom and universal advice from endless sources say "never." But a dan...
New tax documents released last week confirm what we've known for years: sophisticated political operatives on the right and the left continue to use phony social welfare organizations to pump tens of millions of anonymous dollars into our elections.
The highway funding bill before the House would require the IRS to outsource part of its tax enforcement to private debt collectors. This policy has failed before -- when it actually lost money for the government, according to the IRS -- and remains misguided.
I pulled over the car on the highway because the IRS was calling. "Daddy, why are we pulling over," said one of my kids. I can't remember which on...
This mania for privatization has reached the Internal Revenue Service and taxpayers should be worried that tax investigations might become a political prize handed out to campaign donors. that profit-oriented companies engage in controlling tax investigations instills a whole different level of fear.
Eventually we all realized emails telling us someone had died and we would be coming into millions were a scam.