Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Have Far-reaching Tax Implications

  • Monday, 26 January 2015
  • Taxes

Even though President Obama indicated only last Friday that the fiscal cliff deal likely to be produced by the January 1 deadline would be a basic package, lawmakers managed to come out with a surprisingly comprehensive set of tax provisions, some with long-lasting effects.

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Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill into Law to Avert Most Tax Hikes

  • Monday, 26 January 2015
  • Taxes

President Barack Obama signed the legislation that enacts a last-minute budget deal and averts income tax increases for most U.S. workers, marking an end to a yearlong impasse.

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IRS Warns Congress Tax Season Might Be Delayed until March or Later without AMT Patch

  • Monday, 26 January 2015
  • Taxes

IRS Acting Commissioner Steven T. Miller warned Congress on Wednesday that if lawmakers fail to extend the traditional alternative minimum tax patch, up to 100 million American taxpayers could be affected...

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Obama Summons Congressional Leaders to Meet as Fiscal Cliff Nears

  • Monday, 26 January 2015
  • Taxes

President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to a White House meeting three days before a year-end deadline to avoid $600 billion in spending cuts and tax increases as lawmakers gave little sign they intend to act together on a budget plan.

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Santa in Trouble with the IRS

  • Monday, 26 January 2015
  • Taxes

Christmas always brings out the satirical bent in a lot of folks, and this holiday season has been no exception, with stories suggesting the beloved Santa Claus is running afoul of the tax authorities.

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IRS Offers Tips for Year-End Giving

  • Monday, 26 January 2015
  • Taxes

WASHINGTON — Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations.

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Wanted Community Volunteers to Provide Free Tax Help

  • Monday, 26 January 2015
  • Taxes

Want to help people in your community? The IRS is looking for volunteers for programs that provide free tax help to qualified individuals during the tax filing season.

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IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012

  • Monday, 26 January 2015
  • Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.

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