10 Foods that Cost Much More Now Than a Decade Ago

10 Foods that Cost Much More Now Than a Decade Ago

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The rising cost of food has created a huge headache for consumers in the United States. According to a recent Nielsen survey, food is the top reason people tightened their belts when it came to shopping for other products like household, health and beauty items.

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Still Looking For Your Tax Refund? Errors, 4464C Letters And Other Explanations

Still Looking For Your Tax Refund? Errors, 4464C Letters And Other Explanations

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Tax Day is over for most of us but some taxpayers are still looking for their refunds. Statistically, the IRS has processed refund requests at a faster pace than last year (101,176,000 refunds issued as of last week’s report compared to 101,082,000 for the same time period in 2013).

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More than 150 000 Individuals Pay Their Taxes with IRS Direct Pay

More than 150 000 Individuals Pay Their Taxes with IRS Direct Pay

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The Internal Revenue Service announced the successful start of its new web-based system — IRS Direct Pay — on IRS.gov, which lets taxpayers pay their tax bills or make estimated tax payments directly from checking or savings accounts without any fees or pre-registration.

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Federal workers owe IRS the $3 point 3 billion

Federal workers owe IRS the $3 point 3 billion

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Lots of people haven't paid all their taxes -- including employees of the federal government. The IRS released data this week showing that roughly 3.3% of federal employees and retirees owed $3.3 billion in unpaid taxes as of Sept. 30.

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Man Convicted Of Threatening To Assault and Kill IRS Agent Family Over Audit Proceedings

Man Convicted Of Threatening To Assault and Kill IRS Agent Family Over Audit Proceedings

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Last week, a federal judge found Andrew A. Calcione of Cranston, Rhode Island, guilty of threatening to assault and murder an IRS Revenue Agent and his family. The reason? Calcione didn’t want to pay his taxes.

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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Landmark Case On Whether States May Tax Income Earned In Other States

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Landmark Case On Whether States May Tax Income Earned In Other States

Taxes

The Supreme Court had a busy day on Tuesday. When the dust settled, however, it had only granted one new case – but it was a big one. The nation’s highest court granted certiorari to Comptroller v. Wynne, setting the stage for a fight that could rewrite tax laws in states across the country.

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IRS Announces Issuance of Two Affordable Care Act Electronic Publications

IRS Announces Issuance of Two Affordable Care Act Electronic Publications

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The IRS today announced the issuance of two electronic publications containing information for individuals and families about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These one-page publications are available on the IRS website and can be used by individuals, tax professionals, health care professionals and other stakeholders for educational and outreach purposes.

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After TIGTA Report, Expect More Tax Refund Delays

After TIGTA Report, Expect More Tax Refund Delays

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In 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), collected nearly $242 million as a result of the Delinquent Return Refund Hold Program. Under the program, the IRS can hold onto income tax refunds for up to six months while it investigates return delinquencies from other tax years.

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ATAX Tax Tips-Consumer Alerts

ATAX Tax Tips-Consumer Alerts

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‪Please note that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels.

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Prepare for Hurricanes, Natural Disasters by Safeguarding Tax Records

Prepare for Hurricanes, Natural Disasters by Safeguarding Tax Records

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With the start of hurricane season this week, the Internal Revenue Service encourages individuals and businesses to safeguard their records against natural disasters by taking a few simple steps.

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