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CNNMoney: How health insurance mandate will workupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 17:03:00

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the health insurance mandate, most Americans must be insured starting in 2014 or pay a penalty.

CNNMoney: Audit rates of millionaires nearly doubleupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 08:32:00

The more money you have, the more the IRS wants you.

IRS policies help fuel tax refund fraud, officials sayupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 09:08:00

Criminals across the country are raking in billions of dollars in tax refunds through a new and brazen form of fraud that takes advantage of the IRS's fast online returns, law enforcement officials say.

CNNMoney: IRS offers relief to unemployed taxpayersupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 14:18:00

The IRS is offering some relief to taxpayers struggling to pay their taxes due to unemployment or a significant loss of income.

CNNMoney: Tax scam promises churchgoers 'free money'updated: Tue Mar 06 2012 05:55:00

The IRS is cracking down on scammers promising elderly and low-income churchgoers "free money" by urging them to claim fraudulent tax refunds.

CNNMoney: Wealth of 1.8 million Americans tops $2Mupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 17:42:00

Defining "rich" is always subjective.

CNNMoney: IRS has $1 billion in unclaimed tax refunds for 2008updated: Thu Feb 23 2012 13:04:00

If you still haven't filed your 2008 tax return, you could be missing out on some serious cash.

CNNMoney: IRS: Beware of 'dirty dozen' tax scamsupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 14:55:00

As the tax season kicks off this year, the IRS is keeping an eye out for scam artists who steal identities, lie about charitable donations and hide income in offshore accounts, among other abuses.

CNNMoney: IRS on autopilotupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 18:18:00

The IRS is discovering vastly more mistakes on tax returns than it used to.

CNNMoney: Average tax refund slips to $2,913 in 2011updated: Tue Jan 10 2012 12:27:00

The IRS not only doled out fewer tax refunds last year, but it also cut smaller checks with the average refund slipping by nearly $100.

CNNMoney: IRS gives offshore tax cheats another chance to come cleanupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 17:48:00

The IRS has collected $4.4 billion from two programs that allowed tax evaders hiding money in offshore accounts to come clean and said it will launch a similar initiative this year.

CNNMoney: Tax gap: IRS comes up $385 billion shortupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 18:21:00

Close to 15% of federal taxes -- or $385 billion -- went unpaid in 2006, according to new estimates by the IRS.

CNNMoney: IRS audited 1 in 8 millionairesupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 10:24:00

The IRS audited one out of every 8 millionaires last year, the third year in a row the agency has ramped up its enforcement of the nation's top earners.

CNNMoney: IRS extends tax filing deadline to April 17updated: Wed Jan 04 2012 15:58:00

The IRS is giving taxpayers two extra days to get their taxes turned in this year.

CNNMoney: IRS: $153 million in tax refunds still undeliveredupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 14:25:00

The Internal Revenue Service is holding onto tens of millions of dollars in tax refunds that it hasn't been able to deliver to consumers.

CNNMoney: Who are the 1 percent?updated: Sat Oct 29 2011 08:40:00

Think it takes a million bucks to make it into the Top 1% of American taxpayers?

CNNMoney: Millions mistakenly take education tax creditsupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 16:06:00

More than 2 million Americans received education tax credits in error last year, according to a watchdog report issued Thursday, at a total cost to taxpayers: $3.2 billion.

CNNMoney: IRS raises 401(k) contribution limit to $17,000updated: Thu Oct 20 2011 12:34:00

You'll be able to contribute more tax-free money to your 401(k) next year, the IRS announced Thursday.

Money Magazine: 10 ways to save on your taxesupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 18:14:00

When you gather up your W-2s, 1099s and crumpled receipts to figure out your taxes this time of year, you're probably hoping for some shreds of good news. How's this: Because April 15 falls on a Saturday in 2006, you have two extra days to file.

CNNMoney: IRS crackdown: Tax cheat caught claiming 20 bogus kidsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 14:48:00

Tax fraudsters are getting more creative -- and, in some cases, more daring. But the IRS is making it harder for them to get away with their tricks.

CNNMoney: IRS gives break to victims of Hurricane Ireneupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 14:25:00

The IRS is giving a break to tax filers impacted by Hurricane Irene.

Air travel tax refund procedure still fuzzyupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 10:09:00

If you're traveling by air this month, there's a good chance the government owes you money.

CNNMoney: IRS hikes mileage rate by 4.5 centsupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 14:49:00

Drivers will soon be able to get back an additional 4.5 cents per mile that they rack up for business purposes thanks to a new Internal Revenue Service rule announced Thursday. The rare mid-year decision was fueled by the recent rise in gas prices.

CNNMoney: IRS gave car tax credit without proof of purchaseupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 11:45:00

The Internal Revenue Service may have granted more than $150 million in car purchase tax deductions to thousands of people who didn't have to prove they actually bought the car.

CNNMoney: Where's my $65,000 tax refund?updated: Sat Jun 04 2011 07:34:00

Tina and Kenny Thomas filed their taxes in February and are still waiting for their refund.

CNNMoney: The American tax machineupdated: Tue May 24 2011 05:21:00

Are you afraid of an audit? Well, just be glad you aren't running a giant oil company.

CNNMoney: Your taxes are due!updated: Mon Apr 18 2011 15:02:00

You had three extra days to file your taxes this year, but the time has finally come to hand over your paperwork to Uncle Sam.

CNNMoney: Foreclosed? The tax man may want his cutupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 05:39:00

Did you lose your house to foreclosure this year? Did your lender forgive some of your mortgage debt because the house sold for less than it the mortgage balance?

CNNMoney: Government shutdown: White House details consequencesupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 17:40:00

If the government closes shop after Friday, the IRS will stop processing paper tax returns, the Small Business Administration will stop making loans and federal home loan guarantees will be put on hold.

CNNMoney: 12 most common tax scamsupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 05:19:00

With less than two weeks to go before Tax Day, scammers are hard at work coming up with ways to score every last penny. That means stealing identities, filing fake tax forms, hiding income offshore and exaggerating charitable donations.

What would be shut down?updated: Thu Apr 07 2011 18:15:00

With the federal government on the verge of a shutdown, many government services and agencies would be closed, suspended or otherwise affected.

Fortune: Income inequality: How to fix itupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 05:39:00

The hot topic of income equality gets especially emotional now, at tax time, and will get even more so this year, with the latest IRS data showing what happened in the recession.

CNNMoney: Tax audits: 78% are done by mail, not in personupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 05:30:00

You're now almost four times as likely to conduct your tax audit by mail, as you are to sit down with the tax man.

CNNMoney: IRS cracks down on millionairesupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 11:16:00

Watch out millionaires: The IRS is coming for you.

CNNMoney: IRS budget in the crosshairsupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 11:41:00

If the Internal Revenue Service is able to hire more enforcement agents, will the federal budget deficit shrink?

CNNMoney: Average tax refund this year: $3,129updated: Fri Mar 04 2011 18:24:00

As tax season kicks into gear, the Internal Revenue Service is doling out refunds averaging more than $3,000 so far this year.

CNNMoney: $1.1 billion in unclaimed 2007 tax refundsupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 15:22:00

Did you forget to file your 2007 taxes? The IRS might have a nice check waiting for you.

CNNMoney: I survived an IRS tax auditupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 13:58:00

There are no red hot pokers or other instruments of extreme torture hanging from the walls. No wicked cackling. Not even an evil eyebrow raised.

Mother's milk stirs unlikely political debateupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 16:33:00

First lady Michelle Obama found herself at the center of an unlikely breast-feeding debate this week when three prominent conservative women criticized her for encouraging the creation of a "nanny state."

Is the U.S. a 'nanny state'?updated: Fri Feb 18 2011 16:33:00

CNN's John King holds a discussion on the IRS decision that breast-feeding is a medical expense.

CNNMoney: Happy Valentine's Day: Itemizers can finally file taxesupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 05:10:00

On Monday, the Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting itemized tax returns, after having pushed back the process due to Congress' delay finalizing the tax code this year.

CNNMoney: Tax cheats: Fess up without going to jailupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 10:43:00

Tax cheats hiding money offshore have until the end of August to fess up if they want Uncle Sam to take it easy on them.

CNN Fact Check: 16,500 IRS agents to police health care?updated: Wed Jan 26 2011 07:33:00

In a second Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address delivered on behalf of Tea Party activists Tuesday night, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann asserted that "Instead of a leaner, smarter government, we bought a bureaucracy that tells us which light bulbs to buy, and which may put 16,500 IRS agents in charge of policing President Obama's health care bill."

CNNMoney: IRS mobile app lets you check tax refund statusupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 12:20:00

The Internal Tax Revenue unleashed its first smartphone app on Monday, called IRS2Go, which allows taxpayers to check the status of their refunds and find other tax information.

CNNMoney: IRS: Itemizers can file on Feb. 14updated: Fri Jan 21 2011 11:13:00

Leave it to the Internal Revenue Service to further complicate the national mood on the only day of the year devoted exclusively to romance.

CNNMoney: Repeal 'onerous' IRS rule: Lawmakersupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 05:26:00

Now that House Republicans have had their token show-vote on the health care law, Congress is turning its attention to one small provision that everyone agrees should be repealed.

CNNMoney: Tax day extended to April 18updated: Wed Jan 05 2011 12:29:00

You get three extra days to file your taxes this year. They'll be due on Mon., April 18.

CNNMoney: 50 million taxpayers must delay filing - IRSupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 11:14:00

Itemize your tax deductions? Itching for a refund? You're going to have to wait.

Money Magazine: Should I stop giving to charity and pay down debt?updated: Thu Dec 23 2010 11:54:00

Question: I'm 60, make a good salary and I give generously to charities and other causes I support. I feel that those who have should give to those who don't. I also have about $20,000 in credit card debt, however.

Money Magazine: Should I give to charity or pay down debt?updated: Thu Dec 23 2010 10:34:00

Question: I'm 60, make a good salary and I give generously to charities and other causes I support. I feel that those who have should give to those who don't. I also have about $20,000 in credit card debt, however.

CNNMoney: Senate pushing to repeal reviled IRS ruleupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 14:40:00

Lawmakers will get a chance Monday to undo a piece of health care reform that businesses big and small say will cost jobs.

CNNMoney: IRS: No more tax forms in the mailboxupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 11:31:00

Electronic filing of tax returns has become so popular that the Internal Revenue Service will no longer automatically mail a traditional paper form.

CNNMoney: Homebuyer tax credit: 950,000 must repayupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 14:40:00

Nearly half of all Americans who claimed the first-time homebuyer tax credit on their 2009 tax returns will have to repay the government.

CNNMoney: Calling the IRS: 11 minutes on holdupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 15:18:00

The Internal Revenue Service is too busy trying to punish taxpayers instead of helping them navigate the complex tax system, according to a government official who watches out for taxpayers.

CNNMoney: Scamming the system for $8,000 tax creditsupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 10:24:00

Some homebuyers are angling to claim the $8,000 tax credit even though they missed the deadline.

CNNMoney: Prisoners cashed in on homebuyer tax creditupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 14:03:00

More than 1,200 prison inmates, including 241 serving life sentences, defrauded the government of $9.1 million in tax credits reserved for first-time homebuyers, according to a Treasury Department report released Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Stealth IRS changes mean millions of new tax formsupdated: Fri May 21 2010 13:51:00

The massive expansion of requirements for businesses to file 1099 tax forms that was hidden in the 2,409-page health reform bill took many by surprise when it came to light last month. But it's just one piece of a years-long legislative stealth campaign to create ways for the federal government to track down unreported income.

CNNMoney: Health care law's massive, hidden tax changeupdated: Wed May 05 2010 23:00:00

An all-but-overlooked provision of the health reform law is threatening to swamp U.S. businesses with a flood of new tax paperwork.

What motivated Joe Stack's IRS attack?updated: Mon Apr 19 2010 07:46:00

CNN's Abbie Boudreau looks at the day Joe Stack slammed his plane into the Austin, Texas, IRS office.

CNNMoney: Haven't filed your taxes yet? No rush.updated: Thu Apr 15 2010 17:35:00

Scrambling to file your taxes before the April 15 deadline? Relax. There's a good chance it won't cost you a penny to submit your return late.

CNNMoney: Beat the tax clockupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 15:01:00

There's only hours left to get in your taxes. But you can beat the clock.

Why more Americans pay no income taxupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 09:46:00

If "taxes are the price we pay for civilized society," to quote Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., then April 15 is the day that bill comes due for every working American.

Inmates bilk Uncle Sam for millionsupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 08:37:00

Officer Mark Lindback started his day off with a routine contraband check of a jail cell. He pulled up the inmate's mattress, and ducked his head under the bed. He didn't find any shanks or drugs, but he did find papers -- lots and lots of papers.

Inmates scamming the IRS?updated: Thu Apr 15 2010 08:37:00

CNN's John Zarrella explains how some inmates are cashing in on the IRS from prison.

CNNMoney: Foreclosed? Here comes the tax manupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 17:25:00

Did you lose your house to foreclosure this year? Did your lender forgive some of your mortgage debt because you sold it for less than it was worth? If so, you could be facing a big tax hit.

Beware of 'IRS' scams during tax seasonupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 14:24:00

Tax season is winding down, but scam artists are still hard at work.

CNNMoney: Beware of 'IRS' scamsupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 12:55:00

Tax season is winding down, but scam artists are still hard at work.

Money Magazine: How not to waste your tax refundupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 03:52:00

What's that in your mailbox (or directly deposited into your checking account)?

Tips for avoiding an IRS auditupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 15:53:00

Worried about an audit this tax season? They're on the rise, according to the IRS. But here are some ways you can avoid IRS scrutiny.

CNNMoney: Avoid an IRS auditupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 12:32:00

Worried about an audit this tax season? They're on the rise according to the IRS. But here are some ways you can avoid IRS scrutiny.

CNNMoney: Tips for last-minute filersupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 12:34:00

Whether you plan to have someone else prepare your taxes for you, do it online or the old-fashioned way, by hand, here are some tips for last-minute filers.

CNNMoney: Lawbreakers foiled by Facebookupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 06:16:00

You might be surprised to learn who's following you on Twitter, or who your Facebook friends really are.

CNNMoney: Protect your identityupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 10:58:00

A thief recently stole personal information related to the student loans of 3.3 million people. It's believed to be the largest ever breach of such data.

CNNMoney: Auditors crack down on 'independent contractors'updated: Mon Mar 29 2010 09:31:00

If your business uses independent contractors, get ready for new scrutiny. Hoping to boost tax revenue, the IRS and many state governments are cracking down on how companies classify their workers.

CNNMoney: Getting the first-time homebuyer tax creditupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 12:14:00

The first-time homebuyer tax credit has been extended to cover sales after November 6, 2009 and in contract by April 30, 2010.

CNNMoney: Here's the tax bill for forgiven debtupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 11:09:00

If you've had any debt forgiven last year and settled a debt for less than the full amount, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise at tax time.

How reform affects youupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 01:56:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks who health care reform helps ... and hurts.

Some may face penalty for shunning health insuranceupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 01:56:00

The health care law signed Tuesday by President Obama is projected to extend insurance coverage to roughly 32 million additional Americans, but what happens to those who don't get themselves covered by health insurance?

Money Magazine: 3 ways to use your tax refundupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 10:45:00

Question: I'm trying to figure out what to do with my $500 tax refund. I'm looking to save for the long-term rather than waste it on a TV. Any suggestions? -- Chez, Colorado Springs

CNNMoney: IRS: Beware of these 'dirty dozen' tax scamsupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 09:56:00

As the tax deadline draws near, the Internal Revenue Service wants you to beware of fraudulent tax preparers, hidden offshore bank accounts and offers that seem too good to be true.

New tax changes for self-employedupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 14:59:00

As the April 15 income tax filing deadline approaches, the top tax expert at the National Association for the Self-Employed offers his best advice for business people who work for themselves.

CNNMoney: Can't afford to pay your taxes?updated: Mon Mar 15 2010 11:03:00

Even if you don't have enough cash on hand or savings to pay your taxes this year, you still have to file your income tax return.

IRS: $1.3 billion still unclaimed for '06, and deadline loomsupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 11:13:00

Some people who didn't file a federal tax return for 2006 have more than 1 billion reasons to reconsider, but they need to do it fast, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Pilot, IRS worker identified as those killed in Texas crashupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 18:58:00

A man accused of flying a small plane into an Austin building housing an Internal Revenue Service office last week was one of two people killed in the incident, Texas authorities confirmed Monday.

Pilot's wife releases statementupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 10:56:00

The wife of the Texas plane crash pilot says in a statement that "words cannot express my sorrow and sympathy."

Intriguing people for February 19, 2010updated: Fri Feb 19 2010 10:18:00

Joseph Andrew Stack III: Federal officials said a 53-year-old Austin resident with an apparent grudge against the Internal Revenue Service set his house on fire Thursday and then crashed a Piper Cherokee PA-28 into an office building, which housed nearly 200 IRS employees.

Pilot deliberately crashed into Texas building, official saysupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 07:56:00

The pilot of a small plane that slammed into a building Thursday morning in Austin, Texas, set his house on fire beforehand and then intentionally crashed the aircraft, a federal official told CNN.

Pilot targets Texas buildingupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 07:56:00

Federal authorities say Joseph Andrew Stack crashed a small plane into a building housing an IRS office in Austin.

Smoke pours from buildingupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 22:51:00

A plane crashes into a building in Austin, Texas. KXAN reports.

CNNMoney: Tax audits: Uncle Sam wants you!updated: Wed Feb 17 2010 11:27:00

Worried about a tax audit? Maybe you should be. More Americans than ever may be subject to unwanted attention from the Internal Revenue Service this season as the government pumps billions of dollars into tax collection.

CNNMoney: Lost money? Score a whopping tax refundupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 11:17:00

Sick of sending big checks to the IRS? For some business owners, this tax season will bring a rare reversal: A stimulus-fueled tax change is putting cash back into the pockets of qualifying entrepreneurs.

CNNMoney: Homebuyer tax credit: No e-file and four-month delaysupdated: Sat Jan 16 2010 06:54:00

Good news homebuyers: You can file for your $8,000 first-time buyer tax credit again.

CNNMoney: You can't file for your $8,000 homebuyer tax creditupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 11:40:00

Did you purchase a home after Nov. 6? Don't expect your $8,000 homebuyer tax credit any time soon.

CNNMoney: Taxpayer advocate to IRS: Don't lien too heavilyupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 07:47:00

The tax man has gotten a lot more aggressive in slapping liens on taxpayers who are seriously delinquent in their payments.

Money Magazine: Writing off losses in your portfolioupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 09:53:00

Question: If I sell a mutual fund to write off the loss on my tax return, do I face any restrictions on reinvesting the money? -- Tom M., St. Paul, Minn.

Fortune: Should you be paid for being on call?updated: Mon Nov 30 2009 10:28:00

Dear Annie: Late last year, the software company where I worked as a full-time webmaster had to lay people off, but they kept some of us on as independent contractors. My boss offered me a deal where I would be doing the exact same job as before, only paid by the hour instead of on salary, with no benefits.

CNNMoney: Stimulus surprise: 15 million may owe IRSupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 09:45:00

Nothing with taxes is ever simple, even when you're getting a tax break.

CNNMoney: IRS to rich tax cheats: Be afraid. Be very afraid.updated: Tue Oct 27 2009 13:28:00

The Internal Revenue Service detailed plans on Monday to weed out wealthy, international tax cheats with renewed urgency.

CNNMoney: IRS gets a key to Swiss bank accountsupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 13:14:00

The Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday that it has reached a deal with the Swiss government, gaining access to thousands of UBS AG accounts that Americans might have used to avoid paying taxes.

CNNMoney: Homebuyer tax credit fraudupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 15:08:00

The IRS is on the lookout for taxpayers and tax preparers skirting eligibility rules when claiming the $8,000 tax credit. Here's what you need to know.

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