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The IRS Wants to Tax Your Illegal Income

Believe it or not, the federal government requires that money acquired through illegal means be reported and taxed just like legitimate income. The instructions are right there on the income tax form.

Taxing Cinema: The IRS Goes to Hollywood

Every year, tax season inspires Americans ... to gripe and complain. But rather than focus on the depressing side of your yearly ordeal, why not consider the more enjoyable things that taxes have inspired -- namely, a long list of films. On Oscar weekend, there's no better time to recall these taxing classics.

Euthanasia Activist Grandma Gets Nailed by the IRS

After a plea deal in federal court last week, euthanasia device maker Sharlotte Hydorn, 92, is out of business. But it wasn't the fact that she helped people commit suicide that got her in trouble -- it was failing to pay income tax on the profits from selling the suicide kits.