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Should The Mormon Church Pay Taxes?

Fred Karger | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Fred Karger

Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) committing tax fraud by hiding its global business empire, massive financial holdings and worldwide political machine behind the mask of religion?

Tax Surprise for Double-Income Households

Mark Steber | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

Many people take a second job, or have their spouse take a job, with the idea that they will make extra money for their household only to find that co...

Smart Tax Planning Strategies for Graduation Year

Mark Steber | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

June isn't just for weddings; in many cases, it is for another life change that comes with possible large tax return implications - graduation. Gradu...

How to Tell If a Charity Is Legitimate: Tools and Tips for Donors

Mike Montali | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Mike Montali

Donating to charity is a noble thing to do, but be sure you do your research before you donate your hard-earned money. Looking into the organization and using good judgment will help give you peace of mind that your donation is going towards a good cause.

What Donald Trump Doesn't Get About Religious Freedom

Rabbi Jack Moline | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Jack Moline

We cannot use the power given to us by the pulpit to compel our congregants to follow our political beliefs. We cannot commit our congregation's resources to pursue a partisan agenda.

4 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Tax Return Even Earlier This Year

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 01.29.2015 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

The IRS began accepting e-filed tax returns last week, officially kicking off the 2015 tax season! Historically, taxpayers file their tax returns as s...

How Health Care Reform Will Affect Your 2014 Taxes (The Ones You File On April 15, 2015)

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 02.09.2015 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

The Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA) was signed into effect in 2010, but 2014 marked the first year most Americans were required to have health insurance. As the year comes to a close, what does this mean for you?

What You Need to Know About the Health Insurance Marketplace Before Open Enrollment

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 01.12.2015 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

As we head into the second annual open enrollment period to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, many Americans may be wondering what actions to take if they don't have health insurance and are eligible to purchase health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

20 Million Americans Could Qualify to Waive the ACA Tax Penalty. Are you Exempt?

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 12.08.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Come tax time, most Americans will have to answer a simple yes or no question on their tax return to prove they have health coverage. In some cases, taxpayers may be exempt from purchasing health insurance and a tax penalty.

Cory Booker: Revoke NFL's Nonprofit Status, Give The Funds To Domestic Abuse Prevention

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

The NFL continues to be the world's most valuable athletics league, raking in an estimated $9 billion in revenue last year. It also happens to be ...

The One Dangerous Thing Philanthropy Has In Common With Big Oil And Banks

Democracy Journal | Gara LaMarche | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

Though this is not the way I would usually describe my career, one way of looking at it is that I spent my first 20 working years trying to raise mone...

Don't Have Health Insurance? Your Top Affordable Care Act Questions Answered

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 11.16.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

If you were uninsured and did not get health coverage by the March 31st deadline, what does this mean? And what are your options for purchasing health insurance? To break down what you need to know, here are the answers to your top health care questions.

Making the Most Out of Ch-ch-changes

Mark Steber | Posted 09.15.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

From getting married to having a baby or even getting divorced, use our tips to help keep more of your money in your pocket.

Affordable Care Act: Applying for Special Enrollment Period

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 09.14.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

The application for special enrollment varies slightly from state to state. However, there are a few things you can expect to see across the board to help prepare for when you do apply.

A Common Mistake People Make On Their Taxes (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | Home

When it comes to tax advice, personal finance expert Suze Orman had quite an interesting spin on tax refunds to share with us. “Here's the botto...

Charity "a la Carte"

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

Genuine charity or philanthropy requires, above all else, that we are dedicated to seeing to it, first of all, that every human being has access to all the basic human rights.

Separate Church From State and Guarantee Religious Liberty

Tom Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

Does anyone really think hard line conservative faith groups, and their influential religious leaders, would embrace such common sense steps, and willingly give up their power and authority to sanction civil marriage?

Tax the Churches

Walker Bragman | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

If we are to maintain the separation of church and state we must adapt to deal with the problems that arise.

Why Should Any of These Groups Have Tax-Exempt Status?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The problem here isn't the president. It's the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and subsequent tax law written by Congress that gives these groups tax exempt status.

Paul Blumenthal

How Citizens United Sparked IRS Scandal | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Internal Revenue Service began to use broad search terms like "tea party," "patriot" and "9/12" to target groups seeking tax-exem...

Church Electioneering and the IRS: Another Example of Tax Agency Failure

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Rev. Barry Lynn

It appears that officials at the IRS can't get motivated to work resolving an actual problem and are instead spending time embroiling themselves in embarrassing scandals. Perhaps it's time to bring in some people who not only understand the law but are willing to enforce it.

NARTH Loses Tax Exempt Status

Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.

In recent days NARTH's office has been telling potential donors that the IRS notice is a mistake. However, NARTH has not issued any statement nor alerted donors that donations to NARTH claimed on a tax return may subject the taxpayer to a penalty.

A Religious Rescue from the Fiscal Cliff

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

It's time to reconsider the huge tax benefits and government subsidies that are provided to government-recognized religions in this country.

Sarah Bufkin

Underwater Homeowners Face Double Whammy In New Year | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Beginning on Jan. 1, people who lose their home to foreclosure will be required to pay federal taxes on any unpaid mortgage the bank can...

Sam Stein

Top Romney Adviser Challenged Over Studies Supporting Tax Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time publicly, the Mitt Romney campaign was asked Sunday to defend the six studies it routinely cites as supportive of the...