The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

5 things to know about Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears. 1. YOU MAY NOT FACE MUCH OF A DEADLINE If you’re due a refund — and about […]


A 2013 1040-ES IRS Estimated Tax form. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Few post offices have extended hours for tax deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) – The calendar shows April 15, and you haven’t even started on your federal tax return? Don’t fret. If you’re due a refund, April 15 isn’t much of a deadline at all. The […]


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

WASHINGTON (AP) — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal […]


The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

AP-GfK Poll: Most Americans say filing taxes easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to figure out your federal tax return? You’re not alone, but you’re in the minority. With the tax filing deadline looming next week, a majority of Americans say completing a federal […]


IRS watchdog says phone scam is largest ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says more than 20,000 taxpayers have been targeted by fake IRS agents in the largest phone scam the agency has ever seen. The IRS inspector general says thousands of […]


Man's Instagram account proves his residence to the IRS.

‘Selfies’ to avoid IRS problem become an Instagram sensation

Andy Jarvis, an architect from Philadelphia, travels so much to New York City for work that he thought it prudent to rent an apartment near his firm’s New York City location. Sounds logical, right? It […]


The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS says worker took home personal info on 20K workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service employee took home personal information on about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors, putting the data at risk for public release, the agency said Tuesday. The employee […]


Brady W. Dougan, CEO of Swiss Bank Credit Suisse (AP Photo)

Swiss ex-banker pleads to helping US tax evaders

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Swiss banker pleaded guilty Wednesday to his role in a fraud scheme that prosecutors say helped U.S. taxpayers hide as much as $3 billion in assets from the IRS. […]



Money 101: Fighting the IRS & Tax Mama

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick the conversation will include: Is the IRS Hounding You? Find out how to fight back! Get The Most out […]


Penny and Phil Sound Bite

IRS Congressional hearings continue…

Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner is once again refusing to answer questions at a congressional hearing on the targeting of tea party groups. Penny and Phil spoke with Associated Press Capitol Hill Correspondent […]


Lois Lerner  (AP Photo)

Issa: Ex-IRS exec to testify on tea party scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee expects to hear firsthand from the former official at the center of what the government has acknowledged was the improper targeting of tea party groups claiming tax-exempt status. Lois […]



The quickest way to get your tax refund

CPA Greg Wind (Wind and Stern) explains the quickest way to get your tax refund and who can “e-file” for free.