taxes

Tax-Related Identity Theft: The Importance Of Protecting Your Social Security Number

With your social security number, criminals can open accounts in your name, potentially leaving you stuck with fraudulent charges.

09/08/2014

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Obamacare To Complicate Tax Refunds, Create ‘Hefty Repayment Liabilities’

But if you count on your tax refund and you’re one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama’s law, it’s not too early.

08/24/2014

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (left), Attorney General Doug Gansler (center), and Del. Heather Mizeur.

Democratic Candidates For Md. Governor Debate

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown faced more questions about his role in Maryland’s badly flawed health exchange website Monday night during a Democratic primary debate.

06/02/2014

File photo of a yoga class. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Yoga, Gym Sales Tax Likely to go Forward in DC

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson says he doesn’t expect the council to scale back or undo a proposal to apply sales taxes to yoga classes and gym memberships.

06/02/2014

The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

CBO: US Set For Narrowest Budget Gap Since 2008

The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.

05/12/2014

The IRS is reportedly gathering massive amounts of online data hoping to find tax cheats. (Getty Images)

Report: IRS Data Mining Facebook, Twitter, Instagram And Other Social Media Sites

IRA agents gathering massive amounts of public data that could be used in audits.

04/16/2014

Form 1040 individual income tax return. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Tax Day Freebies and Help

Easing the burden of crunching numbers and cutting checks, here is a list of tax day freebies and a few other links that may assist you.

04/15/2014

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Can’t Pay Your Taxes? Here’s What You Can Do

In a turbulent economy with constantly changing rules it’s no surprise that the bill from Uncle Sam can sneak up on some of us. Here are some tips to make sure you emerge (mostly) unscathed this April 15.

04/14/2014

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obamas’ Charitable Giving Dips By Nearly $100,000 in 2013

The White House says President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid just over $98,000 in taxes on income of nearly half a million dollars last year.

04/11/2014

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7 Deductions That Lower Your Taxable Income

Most folks looking for tax deductions focus on things like mortgage interest, real estate taxes and charitable donations. But tax rule changes that applied in 2013 made them less valuable in cutting taxes for an increasing number of taxpayers.

04/09/2014

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