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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Public economics

Apple’s Tax Breaks Under Investigation By EU

Apple’s Tax Breaks Under Investigation By EU The European Union’s antitrust officials are opening an investigation

Jun 12 2014, 12:33am CDT

The Biggest Winner In Triple Crown Betting

The Biggest Winner In Triple Crown Betting Some 15 million people will watch California Chrome June 7th, many pulling for California Chrome. A Triple Crown Winner would be great, especially out of a kind of rags to riches story like this one. And that probably...

Jun 7 2014, 1:23pm CDT

Google Slapped With Huge Tax Bill

Google Slapped With Huge Tax Bill For years, multinational companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft have been thwarting attempts by government authorities abroad to plow through complicated tax structures and pin down profits for purposes of...

Apr 28 2014, 9:17am CDT

IRS is Taxing Tax Day Freebies?

IRS is Taxing Tax Day Freebies? The list of Tax Day Freebies and discounts grows every year. Tax Day can be painful, so collecting fun perks that also help businesses seems like a win-win. But could they themselves be taxed? It’s not a silly...

Apr 15 2014, 4:35am CDT

How Long Can IRS Audit? It All Depends On You

How Long Can IRS Audit? In most cases, the IRS has three years after you file to audit. If the IRS shows up after that, you may be able to point out that the statute of limitations has run. It’s better than hunting for receipts! But there are...

Apr 3 2014, 8:11am CDT

Finding Lost Bitcoin Could Mean IRS Finds You

Finding Lost Bitcoin Might Mean IRS Finds You The bankrupt Japanese Bitcoin exchange MtGox discovered over 200,000 lost Bitcoins valued at over $116 million. The coins apparently showed up in an old Bitcoin wallet format. MtGox’s CEO said he thought it no...

Mar 23 2014, 2:00pm CDT

E-File Tax Return: TurboTax Resolves Tax Return Issues

E-File Tax Return: TurboTax Resolves Tax Return Issues IRS is already offering free e-file program that makes tax filing quite an easy proposition. But TurboTax 2014 is also there to resolve tax return issues.

Mar 22 2014, 7:11am CDT

Graduate Student Loans are a Whole New Ball Game

Graduate Student Loans are a Whole New Ball Game Graduate Student Loans - As far as college debt is concerned, it can be paid off by a number of means. And as for graduate student loans, they are a whole new ball game.

Mar 17 2014, 9:44am CDT

CES 2015 News
Bayern Munich Football President Uli Hoeness Tax Evasion Trial Starts Today

Bayern Munich Football President Uli Hoeness Tax Evasion Trial Starts Today Uli Hoeness is close to royalty in football circles. In Germany, Mr. Hoeness was a household name for over 40 years. He started as a player, helping win West Germany the World Cup in 1974. He eventually became team...

Mar 10 2014, 1:58am CDT

Oscar Freebies Balloon To $80K (Don't Tell IRS)

Oscar Freebies Balloon To $80K (Don't Tell IRS) No matter who you are, it is somehow fun to receive free stuff. Perhaps it is less fun for the truly wealthy, but it’s still fun, especially if the items are downright cool and are dropped in your lap. It should be no...

Mar 1 2014, 9:01am CST

TurboTax 2014 Released for Your Tax Return Troubles

TurboTax 2014 Released for Your Tax Return Troubles The software known as TurboTax 2014 is the only way to go. This is because it happens to be the ideal solution for your tax return troubles.

Feb 28 2014, 3:34am CST

When Your Business Expenses Are Really Personal

When Your Business Expenses Are Really Personal If an employee is sued on the job, the employer will be too. Say a delivery driver has an accident on his route. The company and the driver will be sued. But what if a supervisor sexually harasses an employee? This...

Feb 14 2014, 12:36am CST

U.S. Tax Rates? Not Competitive, But California's Are Worse

U.S. Tax Rates? Not Competitive, But California's Are Worse Is the U.S. tax system competitive? Many global companies say it isn’t. Companies like Apple say they have to jump through hoops to stay competitive. In September 2012, the Senate Permanent Investigations...

Feb 13 2014, 1:31am CST

IRS Goes Mobile

IRS Goes Mobile Looking for tax information on the go? The Internal Revenue Service has released the update to its smartphone application for the new tax season. The app, IRS2Go 4.0, is free for your iPhone or your Droid. The app,...

Feb 10 2014, 8:47am CST

Tax E-File Now Available Free

Tax E-File Now Available Free The e-filing of tax returns has been started. IRS has started free e-file program that makes tax filing quite an easy proposition.

Feb 8 2014, 2:12am CST

The IRS and the Statute Limitations on their Ability to Prosecute Tax Fraud

The IRS and the Statute Limitations on their Ability to Prosecute Tax Fraud If you’re starting to think about tax filing season, you’re not alone. As always occurs in the run-up to April 15th, the government wants to remind you to fly right. You must sign tax returns under penalties of perjury...

Feb 5 2014, 11:30pm CST

IRS e-file Program Starts The e-filing tax returns has been started. The IRS free e-file program makes tax filing quite an easy proposition.

Feb 3 2014, 11:55am CST

IRS: Don't Call Us, Look It Up On IRS.Gov

IRS: Don't Call Us, Look It Up On IRS.Gov As the Internal Revenue Service begins  processing an expected 148 million individual income tax returns for 2013, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen  is apologizing to taxpayers for the sorry state of telephone...

Jan 31 2014, 4:55pm CST

7 Crippling and Costly Mistakes With Form 1099

7 Crippling and Costly Mistakes With Form 1099 It’s Form 1099 season, and companies big and small are churning them out. If you’re in business–even as a sole proprietor–you need to pay attention to issuing them or face penalties. The burden on businesses seems to...

Jan 28 2014, 4:46am CST

Tax Filing Procedure Complicated by Various Issues

Tax Filing Procedure Complicated It is tax return filing season and, although things will hopefully work out just fine in the end, various issues have cropped up along the way. Besides the governmental shutdown some time back another glitch which makes the procedure even more complicated is imitation sites that charge for free form filing.

Jan 24 2014, 6:30am CST

Tax Forms Face a Dearth During E-Filing

Tax Forms Face a Dearth During E-Filing The tax forms that are being distributed to ordinary citizens are facing a dearth in quantity. And this paucity of paper rigmarole comes during a time when the federal government and the state department are E-filing.

Jan 20 2014, 3:59am CST

Worldwide Travel, Write It Up, Write It Off

Worldwide Travel, Write It Up, Write It Off You have to admit it sounds awfully good. Travel the world, write your experiences, and write off all your expenses on your taxes. Trouble is, someone thought of it before you, and the IRS said no. Not only that, the...

Jan 17 2014, 1:11am CST

Will Overstock Force IRS To Make Up Its Mind About Bitcoin?

Will Overstock Force IRS To Make Up Its Mind About Bitcoin? Overstock raised eyebrows earlier this month when the retailer announced it would accept Bitcoin as payment. While Bitcoin has slowly been making inroads into the U.S. economy, Overstock is by far the largest, most...

Jan 13 2014, 11:01pm CST

Top 10 Most Litigated Tax Issues

Top 10 Most Litigated Tax Issues What happens when a taxpayer disagrees with the Internal Revenue Service? Some people think that the matter ends there: the IRS always wins, right? Not necessarily. There are a few ways to appeal an action with IRS but...

Jan 11 2014, 3:51pm CST

Report To Congress: IRS Is Increasingly Unable To Meet Taxpayer Needs

Report To Congress: IRS Is Increasingly Unable To Meet Taxpayer Needs When Congress threatened “right-sized” budget cuts for the Internal Revenue Service last July, it was a clear swipe at the agency which had been under fire following a number of scandals. House Appropriations Chairman...

Jan 9 2014, 10:56pm CST

IRS Seeking Volunteers To Help Taxpayers File For Free

IRS Seeking Volunteers To Help Taxpayers File For Free “Occupation?” I asked. “Spy,” he replied, looking at me with his eyes sparkling, daring me to disagree. I nodded. And then I typed “Retired.” I probably sat with 20 seniors that day at the Internal Revenue Service...

Jan 9 2014, 9:06pm CST

Filing Your Taxes Early? IRS Will Not Process Returns Before Opening Day

Filing Your Taxes Early? IRS Will Not Process Returns Before Opening Day Despite the announcement from the Internal Revenue Service about the late start to tax season, taxpayers are already confused. Why the confusion? Tax preparer advertising. Some tax preparers are accepting tax returns...

Jan 8 2014, 9:11pm CST

What You Need To Know About Taxes In 2014: Expired Tax Breaks, Obamacare Penalties & More

What You Need To Know About Taxes In 2014: Expired Tax Breaks, Obamacare Penalties & More Tax season opens in 26 days. And here’s my big prediction: a lot of taxpayers will be taken by surprise. Despite all of those “no new taxes” type promises, tax bills are expected to edge higher for a number of taxpayers...

Jan 5 2014, 6:31pm CST

IRS: New Year, New Rules

IRS: New Year, New Rules There are a lot of changes brewing in the tax world for 2014. Some changes are the result of things Congress did – and even more, the result of things didn’t do. But Congress doesn’t pull all of the strings. The...

Jan 3 2014, 2:36pm CST

Top Tax Stories Of 2013

Top Tax Stories Of 2013 When it comes to taxes, one thing you can’t say about 2013: it definitely wasn’t boring. Here are the top ten most popular tax stories on Taxgirl this year, by reader views: 11 Reasons Why I Never Want To Own A House...

Jan 1 2014, 10:36pm CST

13 Dramatic Year End Tax Strategies For 2013

13 Dramatic Year End Tax Strategies For 2013 The clock is ticking. 2013 is almost over which means that year end tax strategies are on the minds of many taxpayers. By now, we all know the most common tips (pay mortgages and taxes in advance, make contributions to...

Dec 31 2013, 12:16am CST

Top French Court Upholds 75% Tax While Footballers Eye Exit

Top French Court Upholds 75% Tax While Footballers Eye Exit You have to hand it to the French for making tax news interesting. Their on-again off-again 75% tax on the wealthy fueled a worldwide debate over whether high earners are unpatriotic to call it quits and head for...

Dec 30 2013, 1:41pm CST

Game Offers Tax Advice To Rappers: Write Off Strippers, Sneaks And Medical Marijuana

Game Offers Tax Advice To Rappers: Write Off Strippers, Sneaks And Medical Marijuana The Game may be a successful rapper but his tax advice leaves a little bit to be desired. Born Jayceon Terrell Taylor, Game was discovered by Dr. Dre in 2003. His debut album “The Documentary” went on to sell over five...

Dec 29 2013, 11:36pm CST

Timing Is Everything: 11 Key Triggers To Keep In Mind For The 2013 Tax Year

Timing Is Everything: 11 Key Triggers To Keep In Mind For The 2013 Tax Year At year end, there is often a flurry of advice about making income and deductions count for the year. The general consensus tends to be that nearly everything needs to be wrapped up by December 31. While December 31 is...

Dec 23 2013, 5:11pm CST

I4U news

TheTaxVox 2013 Lump Of Coal Award: Wait 'Til Next Year Edition Tax Vox proudly announces its seventh annual Lump of Coal Award for the worst tax and fiscal policies of 2013. The year was a curious mix of really bad ideas and dithering. After all, Congress’s finest moment may have...

Dec 23 2013, 8:46am CST

Duck Dynasty's Cracker Barrel PR? Talk Taxes

Duck Dynasty's Cracker Barrel PR? Talk Taxes Set in real Louisiana bayou country, A&E’s popular reality series Duck Dynasty follows a brood of real-life brothers who manufacture duck calls and love to go bird hunting. But Phil Robertson of the cast gave an...

Dec 22 2013, 11:31am CST

7 Simple Year-End Tax Tips That Can Save You Money

7 Simple Year-End Tax Tips That Can Save You Money 1. Do a “test run” of business and personal tax returns – If possible, estimate your taxes by preparing 2014 tax returns using the information that you now have available. Some numbers will need to be estimated, but...

Dec 22 2013, 8:51am CST

Jack Dorsey's 10% $100M+ Square Stock Give-Back Isn't About Taxes

Jack Dorsey's 10% $100M+ Square Stock Give-Back Isn't About Taxes As Fortune reported—Square’s Dorsey returns 10% of his shares—Jack Dorsey, founder/CEO of Square, is giving back 10% of his shares to the company. Voluntarily, not to charity or family, but back to Square. It’s rare and...

Dec 20 2013, 8:21pm CST