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The Shadow of Past-Due Debt

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IRS, your tax return | May 09, 2016

We all look forward to getting a nice fat refund from the IRS come tax time, but sometimes, what we get can be less than what we expected. What was supposed to be a new car down-payment gets whittled down to dinner for one. How can that happen?

Most times this scenario plays out when the taxpayer has some sort of debt that’s owed. The tax refund is fair game for repaying some – but not all – kinds of past-due debt.

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The Future of Your Taxes

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income tax, tax news, IRS | April 04, 2016

How many times have you looked at the American income tax process and thought, “Well, heck, I could come up with something better than that!”

Now’s your chance.

The IRS has kicked off what it calls the “Tax Design Challenge,” to come up with “the taxpayer experience of the future.” And to get your little grey cells into overdrive, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is offering a $10,000 cash prize for the winner. Second place is worth $5,000.

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Time-Saving IRS Tax Tools

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IRS, your tax return | March 14, 2016

The IRS has some handy tools to speed up and smooth out the process of doing your taxes.

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Keeping Your Identity Safe Online

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IRS, security | February 01, 2016

This time of year, you’re apt to get a lot of advice from us about how you should go about filing your income taxes on 1040.com. But once in a while, we have to take a bit of a side trip in order to let you know about important developments or tools that can keep you safe. This is one of those times. Let's talk online security, and how you can keep your personal info, well, personal.

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