Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 4:53 pm
By Kay Bell ·

In the wake of South Carolina’s deadly floods, some storm victims will receive tax relief and special tax treatment.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:04 pm
By Kay Bell ·

IRS efforts, such as added return-processing filters, are making progress in stopping tax refund fraud by identity thieves.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 1:23 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Starting in 2016, if you have to pay the IRS $100 million or more, you’ll have to send Uncle Sam the huge amount in 2 checks, not 1 big payment.

Monday, August 17, 2015 4:15 pm
By Kay Bell ·

More tax identity theft victims from a hack of an IRS online service have been identified. The total now stands at 334,000.

Friday, August 14, 2015 12:42 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Victims of ID theft who get free credit monitoring services won’t have to report the value of those services as taxable income, according to the IRS.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 2:33 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Tax identity theft can be a mess to fix. That’s why the National Taxpayer Advocate says the IRS needs a single point of contact for tax ID theft victims.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 11:58 am
By Kay Bell ·

Taxpayers are demanding more digital solutions. The IRS needs to respond, but also ensure the online options are secure.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 12:09 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Uncle Sam, state tax departments and the tax industry private sector have united to fight tax identity theft and fraudulent refund filings.

Thursday, June 04, 2015 11:50 am
By Kay Bell ·

All eyes are on the IRS after crooks were able to access data on 104,000 previously filed tax returns. But the agency actually is doing a better job of stopping tax ID theft.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:59 am
By Kay Bell ·

The IRS’ online tax transcript feature was breached by crooks who used taxpayer data they stole elsewhere to get the filers’ tax information, too.

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