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The modern conservative movement has become obsessed with eliminating all taxes all the time on anyone who isn't poor. They think people too poor to pay income taxes should pay a lot more, but apparently anyone who has been successful in any way should not be forced to pay.
Your refund will be put to good use with any of these luxe items.
There seems to be a general belief around this time of the year that if you're getting a refund, then you should spend it on something fun. All the ads urging us to go out and splurge certainly seem to think so. But is that really the case?
Nothing too surprising -- those who pay more in federal taxes think they're too high; almost nobody thinks their tax bill is too low. But departing from the data a bit, there are two factors that I suspect have an impact on our general perceptions of tax fairness.
While time is ticking for you to complete your taxes, don't get so caught up trying to file that you make a mistake!
The first income tax day in U.S. history was on March 1, 1914. Four years later, Congress passed the "Revenue Act," which moved tax day forward by two weeks to March 15, where it remained in effect until 1955. Why the change to April 15?
Tax season is an annual American ritual. For many Americans, it brings the biggest influx of money all year, giving a much-needed boost to millions of families. Yet for Americans of all backgrounds, tax filing can be a stressful and confusing experience.
More than half of state tax dollars go to fund education and health care. State tax dollars also fund other critical services such as transportation, corrections, public assistance, care for residents with disabilities, police, state parks, and general aid to local governments.
You can wander about your house sipping from the pitcher, playing private drinking games.
Future generations will thank us for taking this step before it's too late.
Many straight couples file their taxes under the burden of the "Marriage Penalty" and now same-sex couples -- like myself and my wife -- find ourselves in the same boat. We will be paying more taxes, and enjoying the resulting equality, with pride.
In the rush, you may be overlooking significant tax savings that homeownership can bring if you're planning to itemize your deductions this year.
In this tax season marked by anxiety, my encounter with him forces me to pause. When I close that sliding glass door, I stop in wonder at his self-sufficiency and gratitude for the pieces of his life that remain intact.
So what happens if, or when, you become a victim of tax identity theft? If you know for certain that your identity has been compromised, the IRS has a form for that. But if you've already lost your tax refund to an identity thief, their reporting mechanism may not be enough to resolve your existing case.
According to the IRS about 28 percent of taxpayers wait until these last weeks to prepare their taxes. If you're among those that procrastinated this year, here are six reasons to file your taxes before the April 15th tax deadline.