Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Consumer Alert: IRS warns of new tax scam

The IRS is sending out a warning about a new tax scam.  The Internal Revenue Service says, in a news release, it has received reports of “scammers calling under the guise of verifying tax return information over the phone.” The scammer try to get the taxpayer to give up personal information like social security and credit card numbers. The swindle […]
Monday, April 14, 2014

Tax crunch: April 15 deadline fast approaching

The mad scramble is on to complete those tax forms and get them sent off to the IRS by the April 15 deadline. The Internal Revenue Service says it has received almost 100 million tax returns as of last Thursday. The government agency expects 35 million more returns to come in by the tax deadline. Time is running out. If […]
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Midnight tonight is the tax deadline

The dreaded tax deadline is here. You have until midnight to get those 2011 tax forms finished and either e-filed or in the mail. If you plan on dropping your tax returns off at a U.S. Post Office after normal hours may sure you do so at a location that has extended hours today, therefore,  providing that all important April […]
Monday, April 18, 2011

The tax deadline and President Obama’s 2010 tax returns

The midnight deadline to file 2010 tax returns is fast approaching. Usually, the deadline for filing federal tax returns is April 15, however, this year we got a three -day-grace period. The reason: Emancipation Day fell on a Saturday, but was celebrated as a legal holiday on April 15 in Washington, D.C. Emancipation Day commemorates the day, April 16, 1862, when […]
Monday, May 4, 2009

President Obama moves to plug tax loopholes & keep more U.S. jobs at home

Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Obama is making good on a campaign promise to overhaul the tax system. Today the president took aim at some loopholes in the tax code and the wealthy individuals and corporations that use them to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. At the White House, the president announced steps to crack down on overseas tax havens and to […]