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What’s in Your Password?
Published on 1/2/2019

It's Never Too Early to Get Ahead
Published on 12/1/2018

Preparing for the Unthinkable
Published on 10/1/2018

Summertime Tax Tips
Published on 8/1/2018

6 Tips for Tax Extension Filers
Published on 7/1/2018

New Year, New Tax Bracket?
Published on 1/1/2018

Charities: To give, or not to give?
Published on 12/1/2017

Taxes and Domestic Abuse
Published on 11/1/2017

The IRS Needs Volunteers!
Published on 10/1/2017

Avoid Summertime Sadness and Scams
Published on 7/1/2017

The Dream Office? Your Living Room
Published on 6/1/2017

How Long Should I Keep Tax Records?
Published on 4/1/2017

Six Tax Perks for US Armed Forces
Published on 1/1/2017

Four Tax Tips for Gamblers
Published on 9/1/2016

No Rest for the Tax Scammers
Published on 4/1/2016

My Neighbor Did It…Why Can’t I?
Published on 2/1/2016

Highlights of the PATH Act
Published on 1/1/2016

What is the Cadillac Tax?
Published on 10/1/2015

Back to School and Taxes
Published on 9/1/2015

Don’t Forget to Take Your RMDs
Published on 12/1/2014

Tax Tips for October Filers
Published on 10/1/2014

What Are Your Rights as a Taxpayer?
Published on 8/1/2014

What to do about a Late Refund
Published on 5/1/2014

Did This Number Call You?
Published on 1/1/2014

Telephone Scammers Use IRS as a Lure
Published on 11/1/2013

Obamacare and the Premium Tax Credit
Published on 10/1/2013

The IRS Tea Party Scandal
Published on 6/1/2013

The American Taxpayer Relief Act
Published on 1/3/2013

Tax Relief for Storm Victims
Published on 11/1/2012

A Controversial Position Reversed
Published on 9/1/2012

Tax Tips for Business Travelers
Published on 8/1/2012

When Proof of Payment Is Not Enough
Published on 6/1/2012

Independent Contractor or Employee?
Published on 1/1/2012

Now Trending: IRS Audits
Published on 2/1/2011

A New Standard for Medical Expenses
Published on 9/1/2010

Reporting Cancellation of Debt
Published on 3/1/2010

Hey, Jealousy
Published on 11/12/2018

The Taxpayer Who Never Was
Published on 10/9/2018

All Fun and Games
Published on 9/18/2018

Love Stinks. Yeah, Yeah
Published on 8/20/2018

Now That's Shelter
Published on 7/12/2018

Guaranteed Winners
Published on 5/30/2018

Auditors on Deck
Published on 4/20/2018

Free App Avoids 100% of This Tax
Published on 2/12/2018

He's Mister Tax Miser
Published on 1/17/2018

A Different Kind of Holiday Party
Published on 12/12/2017

Talk About "Prime" Real Estate!
Published on 11/9/2017

For the Love of Art
Published on 10/5/2017

Too Tasty for the IRS
Published on 9/12/2017

Published on 8/24/2017

IRS Slapshot Misses
Published on 7/19/2017

This is Spinal Tax
Published on 6/21/2017

No Soup for You!
Published on 5/31/2017

Monopoly Money
Published on 4/19/2017

Rich as Rockefeller
Published on 3/29/2017

Monkey Business
Published on 3/15/2017

Better Call Saul!
Published on 2/6/2017

Published on 1/10/2017

Over the River and Through the Woods
Published on 11/30/2016

Warren Buffett's Real Superpower
Published on 11/23/2016

Hut, Hut, Hike! (Your Tax Bill)
Published on 11/2/2016

A Really Really Big Hobby Loss
Published on 10/10/2016

Moneyball? Ehhh, Not Really
Published on 9/28/2016

Red Tax Rising
Published on 9/5/2016

Go for the Gold
Published on 8/23/2016

Up in Smoke
Published on 8/15/2016

Now That's Prime
Published on 7/27/2016

Like This!
Published on 7/20/2016

Shell Games on the Big Screen
Published on 7/13/2016

This Too Shall Pass
Published on 7/6/2016

Have a Coke and a Tax
Published on 6/8/2016

A Tale of Two CEOs
Published on 5/18/2016

Sign "O" the Times
Published on 5/10/2016

Published on 4/27/2016

Born to Run
Published on 4/20/2016

Where Are All the Americans?
Published on 4/13/2016

The Great Eskimo Tax Scam
Published on 3/30/2016

How 'bout Them Hollywood Swag Bags?
Published on 3/11/2016

Men, Boys, Price, Toys
Published on 2/24/2016

The IRS Whistleblower Program
Published on 2/17/2016

Published on 2/10/2016

Published on 2/3/2016

We Bring Good Things to Boston
Published on 1/27/2016

Golf Course Owners Go for the Green
Published on 1/13/2016

The Rich Are Different
Published on 1/6/2016

Tax Advice for the Grinch
Published on 12/16/2015

New Tax Collection "Law"
Published on 12/2/2015

Uncle Sam, Knowing When to Hold'em
Published on 11/25/2015

Easily Satisfied with the Very Best
Published on 11/18/2015

No Extra Credit Here
Published on 10/28/2015

Yogi Berra on Taxes
Published on 10/21/2015

Tax Man Turns $1 = $10,001
Published on 10/14/2015

Published on 10/7/2015

Alibaba and the Forty Percent
Published on 9/23/2015

Vive le Tax!
Published on 9/23/2015

What's in a Name?
Published on 9/3/2015

Bug Bonus
Published on 8/18/2015

Ready or Not, Here We Come!
Published on 8/18/2015

A Tax Odyssey
Published on 8/5/2015

Toxic Deductible Sludge
Published on 7/29/2015

Published on 7/29/2015

Forensic Fillings
Published on 7/15/2015

A Tax in a Pineapple Under the Sea
Published on 7/13/2015

What Goes Around Comes Around
Published on 7/1/2015

Tabloid Tax Stories
Published on 7/1/2015

Pomp and Circumstance
Published on 6/17/2015

Who Won Most at Roland Garros?
Published on 6/10/2015

Blockbuster Taxes
Published on 5/27/2015

The Original Tax Shelter
Published on 5/13/2015

Accountants Behaving Badly
Published on 5/6/2015

Guaranteed Loser Revisions
Published on 4/29/2015

Shocking News
Published on 3/25/2015

007 for a Day
Published on 3/18/2015

Crossing the Finnish Line
Published on 3/11/2015

Baby, Don't Leave
Published on 2/18/2015

A Royal Mess!
Published on 1/7/2015

Our Twelve Days of Christmas
Published on 12/24/2014

On the Naughty List?
Published on 12/17/2014

People Giving Thanks
Published on 11/26/2014

Jilting the IRS
Published on 11/19/2014

Deduct the Alamo!
Published on 11/12/2014

Pagans 1, Mind Control Defenders 0
Published on 11/5/2014

How to Guarantee an Audit
Published on 10/22/2014

The Art of the Tax Loss
Published on 10/15/2014

Taxing Situation
Published on 10/1/2014

No Such Thing As a Tax-Free Lunch
Published on 9/10/2014

It's International Bacon Day!
Published on 8/27/2014

"Most of What Follows Is True"
Published on 8/13/2014

Unnecessary Roughness
Published on 8/6/2014

Holy Taxes, Batman!
Published on 7/30/2014

Berkshire Giveaway
Published on 7/23/2014

Cleveland Rocks!
Published on 7/16/2014

Winning the Real World Cup
Published on 7/2/2014

Long Johnny Loved His Slots
Published on 6/18/2014

Honey or Vinegar?
Published on 6/11/2014

The IRS Loves Those Frequent Flyers
Published on 6/4/2014

Tax Man Asks "What's on The Grill?"
Published on 5/28/2014

From Russia With Love
Published on 5/14/2014

Nice Mouth
Published on 5/7/2014

Master This Green!
Published on 4/16/2014

A Little Bit of Tax
Published on 4/2/2014

Fast Track to the Presidency
Published on 3/26/2014

The Lengths People Go
Published on 3/19/2014

Finders, Keepers?
Published on 3/5/2014

Now We Know Why She's Dancing
Published on 2/26/2014

And the Gold Goes To
Published on 2/19/2014

There's an App for That
Published on 2/12/2014

Adding Insult to Super Bowl Injury
Published on 2/3/2014

Le Grand Tax Savings
Published on 1/29/2014

Excuses, Excuses
Published on 1/22/2014

The Endangered Species List
Published on 1/13/2014

Test Your Tax Knowledge
Published on 1/8/2014

Resolutions We'd Like to See
Published on 1/1/2014

Thoughts on Taxes for 2014
Published on 12/19/2013

The Naughty List
Published on 12/18/2013

"Ardente!" is Portuguese for "Hot!"
Published on 12/11/2013

Coach's Challenge
Published on 12/4/2013

What's in a Name?
Published on 11/20/2013

Published on 11/13/2013

Death and Taxes and Zombies
Published on 11/6/2013

Touchdown, IRS?
Published on 10/30/2013

Horsing Around with Tax Preparers
Published on 10/2/2013

A Sweeter Tax than Most
Published on 9/30/2013

Paying More than Taxes
Published on 9/23/2013

When Making More Means Making Less
Published on 9/16/2013

Ain't Misbehavin'
Published on 9/9/2013

In Audits We Trust
Published on 8/26/2013

What You Don’t know Does Hurt You
Published on 8/19/2013

Can You Keep A Secret?
Published on 8/12/2013

Putting for Dough
Published on 8/5/2013

What's Not to "Like"?
Published on 7/22/2013

My, What Pretty Taxes You Have
Published on 7/15/2013

The IRS at the Wedding
Published on 7/1/2013

An Apple a Day
Published on 6/3/2013

Published on 5/27/2013

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Published on 5/20/2013

Very Serious Stuff
Published on 4/29/2013

Presidential Taxes
Published on 4/22/2013

Published on 4/15/2013

The Underground Audit
Published on 4/8/2013

Help Wanted
Published on 3/25/2013

Cruising “Off Shore”
Published on 3/11/2013

The Blame Shifters
Published on 3/5/2013

Sneaky Sneaker Tax
Published on 2/18/2013

Super Bowl Math: The Cost of Winning
Published on 2/11/2013

Her Majesty, the Snoop
Published on 1/21/2013

More Than Meets the Eye
Published on 1/14/2013

Dying to Save Taxes?
Published on 1/7/2013

Tax Strategies for Santa Claus
Published on 12/20/2012

What’s in a Name???
Published on 12/17/2012

The Taxing Truth of Lottery Winnings
Published on 12/12/2012

Has the Twinkie Finally Expired?
Published on 11/28/2012

Amateur Status, but Major League Money
Published on 11/13/2012

TIGTA Board to IRS: Shoot for Safety
Published on 10/17/2012

The Latest Government "FAD"
Published on 10/11/2012

Mad Men and Mad Taxes
Published on 10/3/2012

Turns Out Crime Can Pay
Published on 9/21/2012

Gentlemen Prefer Tax-Free
Published on 9/12/2012

Players Behaving Badly
Published on 9/6/2012

Trillion-Dollar Taxpayer
Published on 8/31/2012

Published on 8/22/2012

Living the Tax-Free Life
Published on 8/14/2012

Tax Code Runs Deep
Published on 8/8/2012

Bringing Home the Gold
Published on 8/1/2012

"Il-eagle" Assets?
Published on 7/25/2012

The Importance of Being Honest
Published on 7/19/2012

Show me the Money!
Published on 7/11/2012

Less Rich. Less Famous. Less Tax.
Published on 7/5/2012

Tax Returns of the Rich and Famous
Published on 6/20/2012

A Big Ouch
Published on 6/13/2012

Something to Scream About
Published on 6/6/2012

IRS Report Card Time
Published on 5/30/2012

De-Friending Uncle Sam
Published on 5/23/2012

Thou Shalt Not Sin?
Published on 5/16/2012

Apple Wizardry Lowers Tax Bill
Published on 5/9/2012

Chimpanzees and Charity
Published on 5/2/2012

Florida's "Rent-a-Cow" Tax Loophole
Published on 4/25/2012

A Dubious Privilege
Published on 4/18/2012