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Top 10 Scariest Things About Income Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Even though many people feel taxes are scarier than speaking in public, for the majority of people, tax-time is the single largest cash windfall of the year. More than 75 percent of all taxpayers get an average tax refund of $3,000 -- nothing scary about that.

Your Tax Refund -- Fastest, Biggest, and Easiest? Not So Much!

Mark Steber | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Let's look at the most prevalent (often least true) claims and go over some ways that you can make them more truth than fiction.

Mine! Mine! Mine! Keeping Your Business Monies Straight

Mark Steber | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Ever feel like you are part of that scene from a movie where the seagulls are fighting over a crab only it's your money and you are trying to keep a scrap of it? Here are some strategies to help you keep what is yours and ensure what you have collected for others is handled properly.

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.

What This Year's Super Bowl Means for Your Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

Aside from the parties, the ads and shouting at the TV for three hours, what does this mean to you, the taxpayer? Let's look at some of the tax consequences of the activities around the Super Bowl.

How Filing a Tax Return Reduces Identity Theft

Mark Steber | Posted 06.03.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

Be cautious and vigilant when it comes to providing any personal information, such as your social security number, bank or credit account numbers over the phone or via e-mail, and avoid carrying your social security card in your wallet.

Zach Carter

Banks' Share Of Low-Income Tax Refunds Will Fall This Year, Consumer Advocates Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Friday is the Treasury Department's Earned Income Tax Credit Appreciation Day, a celebration of what is arguably the U.S. government's l...

Regulator Orders HSBC to Stop Financing High-Cost Tax Time Loans

Dory Rand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dory Rand

While increased regulatory scrutiny is needed in the short term, we look forward to the RAL product's obsolescence.

Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Gary Rivlan notes in his book, Broke USA, "the working poor have become big business." You wouldn't think that poor people would be a growth market, but businesses make big money off people who live paycheck to paycheck.

An Open Letter to Magic Johnson

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Who is the real Magic Johnson? The friendly guy who raises money for charities or the guy who encourages people to get high interest loans they don't need?

Magic Johnson and the Tax Refund Rip-off

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Because of Johnson, the tax refund business might stick around, luring in more millions of Americans.

It's Not Money Like Magic

Tram Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tram Nguyen

Jackson Hewitt, the second largest commercial preparation chain in the country, has been the target of several government lawsuits for its abusive practices.