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Average Tax Refunds Down Double-digits

“Average tax refund amounts are down double-digits compared to last year, according to the latest batch of weekly IRS data about the 2019 tax-filing season released late Friday,” The Hill reports. “The average refund through Feb....
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*law And Macroeconomics: Legal Remedies For Recessions*

That is the new and interesting book by Yair Listokin.  He argues that during a downturn regulators perhaps should be slower to approve utility rate increases, the IRS should run tax policy in a more stimulative manner, construction expenditures...
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Irs Employee Charged With Leaking Michael Cohen’s Bank Records To Michael Avenatti

The employee faces up to 5 years in prison.
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Irs Analyst Charged With Leaking Michael Cohen's Bank Records

The illegal disclosure revealed the Trump lawyer was accepting some questionable payments.
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‘there Is No Deep State’

So says Ace of Spades, remarking on the astonishing report that an IRS bureaucrat has been charged with leaking Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s bank records to reporter Ronan Farrow and attorney Michael Avenatti last year. The bureaucrat, based...
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How Long Should It Take To Get My Tax Refund This Year?

In general, the IRS expects most tax refunds to be issued in less than 21 days. Here’s how to find out the status of your tax refund.        
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How To File Your Taxes: A Beginner's Guide

In 2017, the Internal Revenue Service processed more than 245 million tax returns and collected more than $3.4 trillion in revenue. Individuals and businesses throughout the U.S. are expected to file tax forms with the IRS to tell the federal...
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Dems Want Info From Irs About New Tax Forms

Two key House Democrats are asking the IRS for information about third-party analyses of the new tax-filing "postcard," after the agency's in-house watchdog expressed concerns about the forms.Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (Mass.)...
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Physicians Should Stop Being Afraid Of Getting Audited By The Irs

Not only is an audit unlikely to happen — if it does, it’s rarely a huge deal. Few words inspire such fear in the hearts of Americans as “IRS audit.” But one of the biggest mistakes that taxpayers make is letting fear of the IRS stop them...

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Taxed Out: Here’s Why Your Refund May Be Smaller Or Nonexistent In 2019

Most U.S. taxpayers owe less to the IRS this year under the new tax law, but the average refund is also smaller. Most Americans have a smaller total federal income tax bill for 2018 than they did in previous years, thanks to the tax law passed by...
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Why The Irs May Send You Less Money This Year

The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: "Millions of people are getting hit with a surprise tax bill," said Matthew Yglesias at Vox. Twitter is aflame with outrage from early filers who typically...
Related topics: Taxes, Social Media, Twitter (business)

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These Are The Penalties For Filing Taxes Late

Penalties for filing taxes late are deliberately set high enough to encourage taxpayers to file in a timely manner. On top of that, the IRS can impose additional penalties and interest to any unpaid taxes, increasing your bill even further.Penalties...
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Irs Data Shows Initial Drop In Average Tax Refund

The IRS released data on Thursday showing that the average refund size for the first 12 days of this year’s tax-filing season was smaller than it was during a similar period last year.The average refund size through Feb. 8 was $1,949, which was...
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Florida Man Tries To Pull One Over On The Irs

In 2017, the man reported an income under $20,000, and also reported paying $1 million in withholding taxes. The IRS refunded him $980,000 — that is, until it figured out what he had done.
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Trump's Shutdown Is Turning Out To Be A Nightmare For This Tax Season

The 35-day budget impasse caused "real harm" to taxpayers, according to a new IRS watchdog report.
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Why You Should Hang Up If A Caller Claims They're From The Irs

It’s important to be dialed in when it comes to scammers. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more.        

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Government Shutdown Caused ‘real Harm’ To Taxpayers: Irs Watchdog

The partial U.S. government shutdown in December and January caused “real harm” to taxpayers, with many unable to get help from officials to understand their tax obligations, a government watchdog said. In a report released on Tuesday, the...
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Taxes On Tippy Tippy Top

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren told CNBC the other day: “I want these billionaires to stop being freeloaders … I want them to pick up their fair share.” Are billionaires freeloaders? To get an idea, we can look at IRS data on the Top 400...
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A Blockchain Company That Works With Banks Like Barclays To Fight Financial Crimes Just Raised $30...

Chainalysis, which offers software that tracks cryptocurrency transactions, said on Tuesday it had raised $30 million in its Series B round led by prominent VC firm Accel. The New York-based upstart serves clients like Barclays, Binance, and IRS and...
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Government Shutdown 2019 Update: You Can File Now With Turbotax

Today, the President announced plans for a temporary end to the Government Shutdown until February 15. Although the IRS previously confirmed the Government Shutdown would not impact processing tax returns, with filing season beginning on Monday,...
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