The government shutdown slowed IRS preparation for the 2014 tax filing season.
Did you buy an airline ticket before July 23 but didn’t fly until that day or later? Then you paid a federal aviation tax that has since expired. And that means you’re eligible for a tax refund of your ticket tax money. The good news is that the Internal Revenue Service and some airlines are
Need a little extra cash this holiday season? The Internal Revenue Service might be able to help. The U.S. Treasury has $164.6 million in tax refund checks that were returned this year as undeliverable. The average check amount comes to $1,471. That sure would go a long way toward making merry. Unfortunately, not everyone is eligible for the cash.
A new paperless mandate from the Obama administration has gotten a lot of attention. Seems Uncle Sam will stop sending out paper benefits checks next March. That means that your Social Security, Railroad Retirement, unemployment insurance and veterans benefits will all go directly into your bank account. If you don’t have a bank account, the feds will
The good news, at least for the real estate sector, is that home resales were up in April. The bad news is that the IRS audited more tax returns filed by homebuyers. The reason in both cases is the first-time homebuyer credit. Because of widespread fraud in claiming the tax credit when it first appeared,