More than 100,000 taxpayers had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds.
A government watchdog says the IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year.
April 15 is history. Your taxes are paid, and your government is flush with your hard-earned cash. Now, wouldn't you like to know how they're spending it?
Tax-related identity theft is expected to get worse in coming years. So why are we still using Social Security numbers to identify taxpayers?
The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services.
Today's the deadline for filing federal income taxes. The good news includes that most people get refunds, and audits are rare.
A poll asks what taxpayers are planning for their refunds: Pay down debt, take a vacation, go shopping, buy basic needs or save?
If you have a big tax bill that you can't pay, don't ignore it. There are several options for paying what you owe over time.
Consider these sensible and responsible options for your tax refund that are a painless way to save.
Tax Day is an accounting nightmare for thousands of gay and lesbian couples as they wrestle with the uneven legal status of same-sex marriage in the U.S.
Tax planning is likely the last thing on your mind on April 16, but a few simple moves are smart to make to improve your finances next year.
On Tax Day, many post office hours are extended to help last-minute filers. Here's a roundup for every state and the District of Columbia.
The consumer groups who used the mystery shoppers advocate regulating tax preparers and establishing minimum standards.
The IRS lets you count a contribution to your IRA made before April 15 as occurring the previous tax year. You could get a deduction worth thousands.
A new Pew poll that examines our feelings about fairness in taxes suggests that tax reform could be a big issue in the 2016 presidential election.
A letter from IRS saying you owe money might mean the opposite: Uncle Sam might owe you money instead.
For those who live in the 43 states that charge at least some form of state income tax, getting your Federal 1040 finished is just half the battle.
This year's Tax Freedom Day is April 24, the day when average Americans are no longer working to pay their various tax burdens.
If you have more than one filing status that you qualify for, it's up to you to pick the one that reduces what you have to pay in taxes the most.
A tax audit isn't the end of the world, but it can be a lot more difficult that it should if you go in angry, disorganized and alone.
Act fast, since criminals will often use your personal information again. Start by reporting it to the IRS, the three credit bureaus and other agencies.
If you're considering grabbing a tax break by contributing to a traditional IRA before April 15, make sure that a Roth IRA wouldn't be better for you.