Income Tax Return

The Takeaway

On Tax Day, Where's the Tax Reform?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You've either filed, are filing, or are filing an extension, but what if we had a deadline for Congress and the president for a comprehensive tax overhaul? 

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The Takeaway

IRS Report: Taxpayer Misery Reaches New Low

Thursday, January 15, 2015

For many, IRS is not just an acronym, but a synonym for the Grim Reaper. And in a new report, the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate says client misery has reached a new low point.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Did You Spend Your Refund?

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

. . . before you got it? Did you save any of it? As this Time Magazine column points out, "mental accounting" may explain why we spend small windfalls many times over, but are able to save large ones. What about you?  


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It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: How Candidates Take on the Tax Code

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

President Obama's "Buffett Rule," requiring at least a 30 percent effective tax rate on millionaires, was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday. Here's what your tax return could look like if he—or any of the other candidates for president—has his way.

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It's A Free Country ®

Tax Questions From Same Sex Couples, Answered

Monday, April 04, 2011

Last week, we looked at the bureaucratic intricacies faced by same sex couples every April. Tina Salandra, a CPA with experience filing tax returns for LGBT families, was on the Brian Lehrer Show answering callers' questions. We extended that offer to our It's a Free Country readers as well, allowing them to drop their questions about same sex filing in the comments section of the article. Salandra was kind enough to give some answers again this week.

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It's A Free Country ®

Tax Answers for Same Sex Couples

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fifty states, two levels of government, an incredibly complex tax code—you'd be hard-pressed to find a more tangled case study of bureaucracy than in the challenges that same sex couples face every April. As partners prepare to file multiple tax returns, we've got answers to some of the most complicated questions that might come up.

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