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  • IRS security could slow tax refunds

    Some federal tax refunds might be a bit slower in arriving, but one security company exec says that’s good. It means the IRS is implementing more security features.

    3 min read Mar 24, 2016
  • Trump facing legal, tax questions

    The front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination faces challenges that could complicate his run for the White House.

    3 min read Mar 22, 2016
  • Slow state tax refunds upset filers

    Tax identity theft and refund fraud are rampant at the state level, too. Efforts to fight it, however, are slowing down refund issuance and angering taxpayers.

    2 min read Mar 17, 2016
  • 10 worst types of senior inflation

    The lack of a cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients in 2016 also means that the majority of Medicare beneficiaries will not have an increase in the Medicare Part B premiums this year.

    1 min read Mar 16, 2016
  • IRS now allows Cuban tax credit

    The changing diplomatic treatment of Cuba also has led to a tax change. U.S. taxpayers now can claim the foreign tax credit against Cuban taxes they paid.

    2 min read Mar 15, 2016
  • Toyota helps kids learn to drive

    You might be surprised if your 2nd grader tells you he learned to drive in a Toyota, but if you live in Lexington, Kentucky, it might be a reality.

    1 min read Mar 12, 2016
  • Become an investor in personal loans

    Lending Club, a major P2P lender, uses WebBank to originate the loans that Lending Club securitizes. Investors buy the securities which are backed by the loans. By the end of 2015, Lending Club had issued [...]

    2 min read Mar 11, 2016
  • Daily fantasy sports and real taxes

    It’s March Madness time! That means fantasy sports games related to the NCAA basketball tournament are hitting high gear.

    3 min read Mar 10, 2016

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