October 15, 2013
The summer of 2013 will always be remembered for the pair of victories awarded to gay rights by the Supreme Court.
One ruling overturned a provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and granted same-sex marriages federal benefits. The...
October 9, 2013
Now that the Federal government is deadlocked on the budget again, it's time to take a closer look at how we got here… again.
A number of free digital tools can help you understand exactly how many of those hard-earned dollars were spent...
October 7, 2013
Of all the IRS officials who were knocked for discriminatory practices back in May, Lois Lerner was the one who should have been the first to resign. She nodded her approval when she discovered agents under her control were using controversial...
October 3, 2013
For most parents, gift taxes are not even on the radar screen while their child is enrolled in high school. But college can change everything. Suddenly, you are paying costs of living, which can add up quickly. In order to remain compliant with...
September 20, 2013
Almost two years ago the IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman came forward with a plan to revamp the IRS tax filing system in a way that would help prevent tax fraud and reduce costly errors. He called his vision, the real-time tax initiative....
September 19, 2013
In 2001, most people filed their taxes with a pen and a stamp. Today, that's the rarity. Since the millennium, the rate of e-filing IRS forms has grown from about 30 percent of filers to about 80 percent.
September 17, 2013
On April 9, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) sponsored the Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Prevention Act of 2013, which aims to mitigate tax fraud in seven ways....
September 11, 2013
If you have watched Ocean's Eleven (2001), you already know that stealing money from a casino is easy. The biggest problem is how to make it out of the building with the money and your life, intact. The same is true of identity theft and...
September 6, 2013
As we increasingly rely on E-filing tax returns, we increase the efficiency of IRS operations and our convenience. We also strip away some crucial layers of...