IRS scam continues long after tax-filing season

Con artists may be evil, but they're not stupid. If they hit on a scam that works, they keep at it. That explains why the bogus IRS agent...

Why marriage is costly – for some – at tax time

Some wealthy and low-income married couples are losing out at tax time, but experts say eliminating the so-called marriage penalty...

An employee works at her desk in Accounts Management at the IRS Andover Service Center in Andover, Mass. Employees field questions from the public, most often about tax laws or when they can expect to receive their refund.
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Cheat on taxes? Never! (Really)

We may grouse — a lot — about paying our taxes, but when push comes to shove most people think cheating on your taxes is not OK. Really...

Tax tips: How to get free help with taxes

You can’t get away with not paying your taxes, but there are ways to file your tax return without shelling out much additional cash. The...

More Americans think Uncle Sam unfair on taxes

Americans’ faith in the fairness of their taxes has slipped to its lowest level in more than a decade, according to a new survey released...

Tax day is next week! Need some help?

There’s no need to panic – yet – but you’d better get going if you want to get your tax return done on time. During a TODAY Money web...

Can't pay your tax bill? 5 steps to take now

As tax day draws near, some people may be surprised to discover they owe money — or owe more money than they expected. What should you do...

Payroll tax hike doomsday: Stocks, real estate buffer impact

Economists predicted catastrophe: As workers started taking home paychecks in January that were 2 percent lighter – thanks to the...

It's tax time: You had questions, we had answers

For most of us, doing the income tax return is a major project. The laws are confusing and they keep changing all the time. During a...

What if I can't pay my taxes? Rule No. 1: Don't panic

Failing to file a tax return or extension because you're afraid you can't come up with the dough is the worst thing you can do. You'll...

Surprise! Forgiven debt may be taxable income

Creditors are often willing to negotiate a significant discount to settle a debt they know the customer can’t pay in full. Millions of...

Rich will keep spending, despite higher taxes ... for now

Despite higher tax bills this year, the richest Americans will keep spending. If a pullback in savings continues over the long term,...

Tax bills for wealthy could reach 30-year high in 2013

The poor rich. With Washington gridlocked again over whether to raise their taxes, it turns out wealthy families already are paying some...

Should IRS report tax deadbeats to credit bureaus?

Here’s a scary thought, especially if you owe back taxes: What if the Internal Revenue Service reported your payment history to the big...

Prepare your taxes for free with 4 top software providers

Less than two months remain before the April 15 deadline to file your 2012 taxes. Before you spend $200 on professional tax preparation...