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  • taxes Feb 21

    Tax Refunds Are Going To Be Delayed for Filers Claiming These Tax Credits

    Millions of households that hustled to get their tax returns to the IRS early could be waiting until March for their refunds. If you’re claiming the additional child tax credit or the earned income tax credit, the IRS cannot issue your refund before mid-February.

  • California Mar 29, 2017

    70 Percent of IRS Phone Tax Scams Involve iTunes Gift Cards: Treasury Inspector General

    As the April 18 filing deadline quickly approaches, many tax payers are looking forward to the end of tax season. But for state and federal investigators, tax fraud has quickly grown into a year-round problem with consequences for all tax payers.

  • president Jan 26, 2019

    Federal Workers Worry Over the End of the Government Shutdown

    Federal employees breathe a sigh of relief as the president agrees to re-open the government for three weeks but furloughed workers remain concerned as to what will happen after the three weeks are over. Damian Trujillo reports.

  • Donald Trump Nov 13, 2019

    Impeachment Hearing Attorneys Daniel Goldman, Steve Castor May Become Household Names

    The public impeachment inquiry hearings that started Wednesday pit a Democratic attorney who built his reputation as a federal mob and securities fraud prosecutor against a GOP House Oversight investigator who helped steer some of the most notable probes of the Obama administration. The two attorneys with shiny resumes are hardly household names. Now, Daniel Goldman and Steve Castor find...

  • United States Nov 6, 2019

    Here Are Your New Income Tax Brackets for 2020

    The IRS released the federal tax rates and income brackets for 2020 on Wednesday. The seven tax rates remain unchanged, while the income limits have been adjusted for inflation. Tax rates in the U.S. are marginal, meaning that different levels of the same person’s income are taxed at different rates. If you and your spouse earn $80,000 in 2020 and...

  • California Oct 15, 2019

    October 15 Is the Deadline for 2018 Federal Tax Return Extension. What you need to know

    If you asked the IRS for six more months to work on your 2018 tax return, you’re about to run out of time. This spring, about 15 million taxpayers asked the IRS for an extension on their 2018 tax return. While those filers had to pay their projected taxes by April 15, they had to until Oct. 15 to complete and submit their returns.

  • Los Angeles Sep 21, 2019

    Women Accused of Running IRS Robocall Ring Arrested

    Fontana police said they confiscated $1 million in electronics and gift cards during a nationwide phone scam investigation centered around two Southern California women.

  • Sep 23, 2019

    Photos: $900K Worth of Merchandise Recovered in a Well-Know Gift Card Scam

    Two women were arrested in an investigation that began after someone impersonating an IRS employee threatened a man with arrest unless he bought $2,200 worth of Target gift cards. The call led to the arrests of two women, suspected of participating in a well-known scam and the recovery of about $900,000 worth of stolen merchandise, including electronics purchased with gift…

  • United States Sep 11, 2019

    ‘UVA Has Ruined Us’: Health System Sues Thousands Of Patients, Seizing Paychecks And Claiming Homes

    Heather Waldron and John Hawley are losing their four-bedroom house in the hills above Blacksburg, Va. A teenage daughter, one of their five children, sold her clothes for spending money. They worried about paying the electric bill. Financial disaster, they say, contributed to their divorce, finalized in April. Their money problems began when the University of Virginia Health System pursued...

  • Bay City News Sep 5, 2019

    Former Hayward Man Gets 3 Years for Filing False Tax Returns

    A former Hayward man was sentenced to three years in federal prison on Tuesday for filing fraudulent tax returns by using personal identifying information from people who were transient, homeless or incarcerated with him.

  • Attorney Aug 21, 2019

    Bribes, Kickbacks & Caviar: FBI Says Ex-State Police Union Chief Misused Funds

    A former state police union chief and a Beacon Hill lobbyist have been arrested for allegedly misusing union funds for personal gain, federal authorities said Wednesday. FBI and IRS agents arrested 57-year-old Dana Pullman, former president of the State Police Association of Massachusetts, and 68-year-old State House lobbyist Anne Lynch early Wednesday at their respective homes in Worcester and Hull.

  • Donald Trump Aug 20, 2019

    Democrats Spending Millions to Try to Take Back Statehouses

    Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors’ offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state level races. In a longtime Republican district covering a wealthy enclave of Dallas, Democratic challenger Shawn Terry has raised $235,000, an eye-popping...

  • Donald Trump Aug 10, 2019

    Elizabeth Warren Unveils Gun Control Plan That Pushes for Higher Taxes on Firearms and Bullets

    Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Saturday unveiled her plan to combat gun violence, including proposals to triple the tax applied to firearm sales and raise the tax on ammunition even more dramatically. The plan, announced in a post on the blogging platform Medium, comes in the wake of back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that left...

  • NBC Jul 12, 2019

    Progress Made in War Against Robocalls

    At a day-long gathering in Washington, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission hosted executives from the major phone carriers and cybersecurity industry for what it called a Robocall Summit. Experts confirmed what we already know: A huge percentage of all calls are coming from crooks.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Progress Made in War Against Robocalls

    At a day-long gathering in Washington, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission hosted executives from the major phone carriers and cybersecurity industry for what it called a Robocall Summit. And a new weapon is in the works. Consumer investigator Chris Chmura reports.

  • Donald Trump Jul 2, 2019

    House Committee Files Lawsuit Over Trump Tax Returns

    A House committee sued the Trump administration in federal court Tuesday for access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, setting up a legal showdown over the records. The House Ways and Means Committee said it needs the documents for an investigation into tax law compliance by the president, among other things. It asked the court to order the administration to...

  • California Jul 1, 2019

    California is the Latest State to Help Millions of Workers Join Retirement Savings Plans

    An estimated 7.5 million California workers soon will have access to workplace retirement savings. That’s due to CalSavers, the Golden State’s automatic individual retirement account enrollment plan, which officially begins on Monday. The program was established after the state required employers with five or more employees to either join CalSavers or begin offering a private plan. Over the next several...

  • Donald Trump Jul 1, 2019

    US Duty Free Magnates Fund Controversial Israeli Settlements

    When travelers shop at dozens of duty free stores at airports worldwide, they may be paying for more than a bottle of vodka or a box of chocolates. The Falic family of Florida, owners of the ubiquitous chain of Duty Free Americas shops, funds a generous and sometimes controversial philanthropic empire in Israel that runs through the corridors of power...

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2019

    2020 Hopeful Elizabeth Warren Pushes Election Security Plan

    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday pitched a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s systems for securing its elections, including the creation of a “uniform federal ballot” and the replacement of the independent commission that currently helps administer the vote. Warren’s latest in a series of hefty policy proposals — which have become a trademark as she climbs in the...

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2019

    2020 Hopeful Elizabeth Warren Pushes Election Security Plan

    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday pitched a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s systems for securing its elections, including the creation of a “uniform federal ballot” and the replacement of the independent commission that currently helps administer the vote. Warren’s latest in a series of hefty policy proposals — which have become a trademark as she climbs in the...

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