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10 Ways Going Over The Cliff Will Hurt More Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

President Obama returned to Washington to resume "fiscal cliff" talks on Thursday, after cutting short his holiday in Hawaii. Unfortunately, the likel...

One More Reason To Be Concerned About The Fiscal Cliff

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.20.2012 | Money

If Congress doesn't reach a fiscal cliff deal by the end of the year, up to 100 million Americans will face tax delays, the Internal Revenue Service w...

Getting Tax Relief after a Natural Disaster

Mark Steber | Posted 01.05.2013 | Money
Mark Steber

Unfortunately, natural disasters, and losses from them, occur each year and will continue to impact people's lives, causing personal and financial loss, and in some cases, even severe financial and economic loss. The income tax rules may provide for a small silver lining if the right circumstances apply.

Taxmageddon, the Fiscal Cliff, the Mayan Calendar, and Other Year-End Events to Watch Out for

Mark Steber | Posted 12.26.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

The Mayan calendar "end of times" prediction scheduled for Dec. 23, 2012, might not be all bad when compared and contrasted with some of the other predictions associated with Taxmageddon and the fiscal cliff on the horizon.

October 15, Final Tax Deadline Is Drawing Near

Mark Steber | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

The final deadline for filing their annual tax return, October 15, is coming up fast.

It's Coming...But Just What is Taxmageddon -- The Highlights

Mark Steber | Posted 12.02.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

Take home pay may be lower beginning January 1, 2013 unless we get some changes to the current expiring tax provisions. Why? Three major areas of change.

There's a Tax on What?

Mark Steber | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

I spend a lot of time reviewing the latest tax laws and how they can affect you, but it's fun every now and again to take a step back and look at some of the stranger nuances of tax law.

Life Changes Can Affect Your Tax Return -- Things to Know

Mark Steber | Posted 11.24.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

Did you know that a change in marital status, having a child, or sending one off to college, even a change in employment status, can affect your tax return?

Justice Department Targets Tax Refund Thiefs

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business

* Federal prosecutors gain new authority for criminal tax cases * Effort focuses on ID theft for tax refunds WASHINGTON...

Remember to Get Your Income Tax Estimates in by September 17

Mark Steber | Posted 11.14.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

Are you self-employed? Do you have investment income, prize or lottery winnings, or other income that doesn't traditionally have income tax withholdings? If you answered yes to any of these, you may need to make an estimated tax payment by September 17.

Back-to-School Time Can Mean Big Savings at Tax Time

Mark Steber | Posted 10.27.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

If you or someone you know has higher education costs, look to the tax rules to get some much deserved tax relief and possibly a bigger tax refund this coming tax year. Let your education help you make the most out of tax time.

Why It's Important to Conduct a Mid-Year Tax Review Now

Mark Steber | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

Summertime means beach, barbeques and much needed vacation time. Probably the last thing on your mind is your taxes. Yet this is the perfect time to review your tax situation.

One Address In Florida Sends In 741 Tax Returns, IRS Doesn't Blink

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.07.2012 | Money

Either one particular home in South Florida is really, really crowded, or there's something shady going on. In 2010, 741 tax returns were filed to ...

Early Tax Lessons for Summer Jobs

Mark Steber | Posted 09.16.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

Summer jobs are a great opportunity for young Americans to learn about income taxes, and also to increase their personal financial literacy by understanding that taxes are not just automatic and don't always result in a refund.

Tying the Knot in 2012? How Marriage Impacts Your Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 09.02.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

One of the most significant changes that comes with marriage is a new tax filing status and there are several options. If you are planning to tie the knot this year, here are some more items to keep in mind.

What to Do if Your Tax Return Is Audited by the IRS

Mark Steber | Posted 08.08.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

If you are one of the unlucky few who do receive a 'review' notice from the IRS, here is some important information to consider.

Waitress Receives Nearly Half-Million Dollar Tax Refund Sent By Mistake

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.01.2012 | Money

If the government sent you a half-million dollar tax refund by mistake, would you keep it? A waitress at Johnny's Downtown in Cleveland recently fa...

What You Can Do Now to Get a Bigger Tax Refund Next Year

Mark Steber | Posted 07.16.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

A better way to work towards a larger refund next year is by taking advantage of all the tax credits and deductions that you may be entitled to, but are often overlooked.

They're Stealing Tax Refunds From The Dead

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.15.2012 | Money

A number of families are losing not only their loved ones, but also their loved ones' tax refunds. Identity thieves have stolen the tax refunds of ...

Identity Theft Racks Up Huge Bill For IRS

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.08.2012 | Money

In the battle between the Internal Revenue Service and identity thieves, the thieves are winning. In the next five years, the U.S. may issue as muc...

Women's $6,000 Tax Refund Check Turns Up In Surprising Place

Posted 04.30.2012 | Money

Madhavilatha Ravuri must have felt like she won the lottery after a local television news station in Fresno, Calif. found her $6,000 income tax refund...

Here's Why Half Of Americans Don't Pay Income Tax

CNNMoney | Jeanne Sahadi | Posted 04.26.2012 | Money

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- It's a provocative fact about the tax code: Nearly half of U.S. households end up owing no federal income tax. But it's not ...

Got Your Tax Refund: Now What?

Bob Meighan | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money
Bob Meighan

Roughly 16 percent of taxpayers will put their refund in some type of savings. In an effort to avoid debt or the temptation to raid your retirement accounts in the event of a financial emergency, consider setting up an emergency fund.

Three Ways to Be Generous With Your Tax Refund

Justine Rivero | Posted 06.23.2012 | Money
Justine Rivero

With that hefty tax refund check on its way to your mailbox or already in your hands, the next step is the fun part -- what to do with all that money.

INFOGRAPHIC: Brides Use Their Tax Refunds To Do WHAT?

Sara Morgan | Posted 06.16.2012 | Weddings
Sara Morgan

You know what they say, there are two certainties in life... death and taxes. Every year on April 15, millions of Americans fret and file on Nationa...