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Security summit warns of new phishing email targeting tax pros

The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to beware of phishing emails purporting to be from a tax software education provider and seeking extensive amounts of sensitive preparer data.

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How to spend your first paycheck

The bad news: It’s probably smaller than you expected. The good news: It can still take you far

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IRS website provides tools to help small businesses

The Internal Revenue Service reminds small businesses of the many free products available to help them understand and comply with the law

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Amazon goes all-in on physical stores, buys Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion

Prime members may have tantalizing new benefits when Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods Market closes.

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IRS now accepting renewal applications for ITINs set to expire by end of 2017

The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting renewal applications for the Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) set to expire at the end of 2017.

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Look out, Zelle — PayPal is also touting a new instant bank transfer feature

PayPal's new instant transfer feature is a clear attempt to stay competitive with Zelle, a rival service that's only been around for a few weeks.

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Millions of Americans got free Amazon credits from a lawsuit. It expires Saturday. Here's how to check

There were $400 million in credits. If you haven't used yours yet, they expire in a matter of days.

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This year, make your summer vacation debt-free

Have a truly relaxing vacation by planning an affordable getaway

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Orlando IRS Tax Forum registration deadline is June 27

The Orlando IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will take place July 11 to 13.

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Richard Branson's newest company is in the middle of a billion-dollar space race

Getting startups beyond Earth's orbit could be a lucrative business

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IRS continues to expand taxpayer services; adds new features to taxpayers online account

The Internal Revenue Service announced today the addition of several new features to the online account tool first introduced late last year as part of the IRS’s commitment to improve and expand taxpayer services.

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Taxpayers abroad must file by June 15; extensions available; new filing deadline now applies to foreign account reports

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers living and working abroad that they must file their 2016 federal income tax return by Thursday, June 15.

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4 things your father wants you to know about money and debt

On Father’s Day, June 18, children can benefit from Dad’s experience

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Interest rates remain the same for the third quarter of 2017

The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2017

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This startup wants to make the NBA even more diverse

On Thursday, Jopwell announced deals with professional teams including the Golden State Warriors, the Boston Celtics, and the L.A. Clippers.

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5 of Daymond John's most profitable 'Shark Tank' deals

The FUBU founder and investor has scored some huge hits in his eight seasons on the show.

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Is your romance a match in love and money?

7 money questions to answer before you say 'I do'

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5 Ways military widows and dependents can use benefits wisely

This Memorial Day, honor your loved one by taking care of your family and resources

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How to Instill Business Ethics in Today's Marketplace: An interview with Heider College of Business Dean Anthony Hendrickson PhD Video included

Today's Marketplace host Jane King sits down with Anthony Hendrickson PhD, Dean of the Heider College of Business at Creighton University.  

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How smart are you about your credit score?

As final exams end, check scores with this real-life test

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How to prioritize your post-graduation debt

From student loans to credit cards, what to pay first when you start adulting

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Amazon makes it even easier to get free 2-day shipping

If you're a regular Amazon shopper who's not signed up for Prime, the new free shipping minimum offers an even better chance to save some cash.

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8 Ways to save money on your commute

During National Bike Month, help your wallet by changing how you get to work or school

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Zillow wants to help millennials buy their first homes with RealEstate.com

Buying a house for the first time can be a daunting prospect, especially when it comes to budgeting. Zillow's new tool RealEstate.com is here to help.

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The truth about 10 credit card myths

Credit cards are a popular financial solution; be sure you know the facts

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IRS explains how Offer in Compromise works

Taxpayers who have a tax debt they cannot pay may have heard that they can settle their tax debt for less than the full amount owed. It’s called an Offer in Compromise.

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6 Ways couples can get out of debt in peace

Money can cause stress; learn to be open, honest – and debt-free

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Despite pledge to boost diversity, Apple’s numbers have barely budged in past year

Apple may be all about diversity on the surface, but the numbers show that the company hasn’t made strides in becoming more diverse over the last year — its leadership is still overwhelmingly comprised of white men. 

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FCC votes to eliminate price caps for business broadband customers

The FCC is permitting reduced competition between service providers to spur investment, but that could mean small businesses end up paying more.

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Your next MasterCard may have a fingerprint sensor built into it

Companies are taking security very seriously these days, and biometric authentication is rapidly becoming the standard way to protect our identity.

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Missed the Tax Return deadline? IRS offers help

The tax deadline for most taxpayers was Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The IRS has some advice for taxpayers who missed the filing deadline.  

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IRS provides tips on determining if it’s really the IRS at your door

IRS provides tips on determining if it’s really the IRS at your door

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Celebrate Earth Day by keeping money in your pocket

These 6 tips can save hundreds of dollars – and lighten the planet’s load

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Last-minute IRS tax tips to consider

The IRS urges taxpayers to avoid waiting until April 18 to file their taxes. For those who do wait, the IRS has easy-to-access online resources to help.

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IRS urges taxpayers not to rush; choose return preparers wisely

IRS urges taxpayers not to rush; choose return preparers wisely

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Need an extension of time to file taxes?

This year’s tax-filing deadline is April 18. Taxpayers needing more time to file their taxes can get an automatic six-month extension from the IRS.

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Uses, pros and cons of getting a personal loan

How personal loans can help you manage debt and other expenses.

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IRS offers free help for last-minute filers

The Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers who have yet to file their 2016 federal income tax return to know they can still get last-minute free tax help. 

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Top IRS tips to know about the home office deduction

Taxpayers who use their home for business may be able to deduct expenses for the business use of it.

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Avoid common tax-filing errors; IRS encourages e-filing, careful review

As the April 18 income tax filing deadline approaches, millions of taxpayers may be rushing to complete their taxes and many may realize they're going to need more time. 

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Keep in mind these basic tax tips for the sharing economy

If taxpayers use one of the many online platforms to rent a spare bedroom, provide car rides or a number of other goods or services, they may be involved in the sharing economy. 

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8 Money lessons teens won’t learn in school

Young people can build skills in budgeting, saving and avoiding debt during Financial Literacy Month

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Get credit for retirement savings contributions

Taxpayers who contribute to a retirement plan, like a 401(k) or an IRA, may be able to claim the Saver’s Credit. This credit can help a person save for retirement and reduce taxes at the same time.

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Ten tax-time IRS tips to consider

The tax filing deadline is Tuesday, April 18 this year. This is because April 15 falls on a weekend and the following Monday is a holiday in the District of Columbia. Even with an extra three days, the IRS urges taxpayers to avoid waiting until the last minute to file their taxes.

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Microsoft sued for $5 million in class action over Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft’s latest lawsuit over Windows 10 updates now claims the OS wiped files and broke computers.

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7 Little-known facts about women’s money history

Learn some important dates in women’s financial history for Women’s History Month.

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Free tax help available for the military

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax help to military members and their families. 

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Top ten adoption tax credit facts to consider

Taxpayers who have adopted or tried to adopt a child in 2016 may qualify for a tax credit. Here are ten important things about the adoption credit.

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IRS reminds taxpayers of April 1 deadline to take required retirement plan distributions

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who turned age 70½ during 2016 that, in most cases, they must start receiving required minimum distributions (RMDs) from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and workplace retirement plans by Saturday, April 1, 2017.

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5 Ways single parents can raise debt-free, Money-smart kids

Observe Single Parents Day March 21 by learning to set a strong financial example.

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Make IRS.gov the first stop for tax help

Tax help is available anytime at IRS.gov. The official IRS website offers quick access to information and helpful tax tools.

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Understanding the child and dependent care tax credit

The IRS urges people not to overlook the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. Eligible taxpayers may be able claim it if they paid for someone to care for a child, dependent or spouse last year.

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6 Smart money moves to make in march

Avoid financial madness by managing these money tasks now

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Five tax tips on unemployment benefits

Taxpayers who received unemployment benefits need to remember that it may be taxable. Here are five key facts about unemployment:

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Medical and dental expenses may impact your taxes

Medical expenses can trim taxes. Keeping good records and knowing what to deduct make all the difference.

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Interest rates remain the same for the second quarter of 2017

The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2017.  

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Nine common filing errors to avoid

The IRS encourages taxpayers to file an accurate tax return. If a taxpayer makes an error on their return, it will likely take longer for the IRS to process it. 

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Child going to college? How to preserve your financial future

Check off these money to-do’s to avoid excessive student debt.

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Are you a candidate for debt negotiation?

How to know if negotiating your credit card debt is right for you.

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6 ways debt can wreak havoc with your emotions

How to avoid unhealthy interactions between finances and feelings.

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Six tax tips for the self-employed

Self-employed taxpayers normally earn income by carrying on a trade or business. Here are six important tips from the IRS for the self-employed.

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Use IRS free file software on smart phones or tablets

The Internal Revenue Service announced that taxpayers now may use their smart phones or tablets to electronically prepare and file their federal and state tax returns through IRS Free File.

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Are Social Security benefits taxable?

If taxpayers receive Social Security benefits, they may have to pay federal income tax on part of those benefits. These IRS tips will help taxpayers determine if they need to do so.

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Early withdrawals from retirement plans

Many people find it necessary to take out money early from their IRA or retirement plan. Doing so, however, can trigger an additional tax on top of income tax taxpayers may have to pay. 

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It’s finally back — Verizon again offers its unlimited plan to eager customers

You win when mobile service providers compete, and your latest victory comes in the form of unlimited data from Verizon.

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Keep these 5 money problems from hurting your relationship

What not to do with your debt and finances this Valentine’s Day.

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Choosing the correct filing status

The Internal Revenue Service reminds employers that the due date for filing Forms W-2, the Wage and Tax Statement for their employees for calendar year 2016, is now Jan, 31, 2017.

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Safeguarding taxpayer data: Create strong passwords

The Internal Revenue Service reminds employers that the due date for filing Forms W-2, the Wage and Tax Statement for their employees for calendar year 2016, is now Jan, 31, 2017.

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5 ideas for Halloween fun that won’t scare your wallet

US consumers will spend $83 each on Halloween; how not to spend more than your share.

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Nissan completes acquisition of 34-percent stake in Mitsubishi

It’s official: Nissan is now the largest shareholder of Mitsubishi Motors, the beleaguered carmaker whose fortunes slid further into the gutter earlier this year when officials admitted that the company cheated on fuel-economy tests in its home country of Japan.

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