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Business Taxes: TaxVox
Do you consider not paying taxes “sport?” The President of the United States says he does. And that raises serious concerns about the stability of our volumtary tax system.
May 8, 2019Howard Gleckman
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You’ve printed out your returns. You are awaiting your refund…or the IRS cashed your balance due check. Now you finally can put that shoebox full...
April 25, 2019Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal will need more than six years of President Trump’s income tax returns...
April 5, 2019Steven M. Rosenthal
Business Taxes: TaxVox
In recent weeks, we’ve seen four different stories that raise questions about the state of tax-exempt organizations.
March 29, 2019Howard Gleckman
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Following nearly a decade of cutbacks in the Internal Revenue Service’s funding, many observers are concerned about the agency’s ability to enforce the tax code...
March 26, 2019Janet Holtzblatt
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Although overall IRS audit rates are remarkably low (less than one percent), returns claiming an EITC are twice as likely to be audited as those...
March 14, 2019Elaine MaagRobert A Weinberger
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A few weeks back, my colleague Renu Zaretsky wrote about the IRS’s brain drain. As many experienced employees retire or prepare to do so, the...
March 8, 2019Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The ongoing flap over tax refunds has once again highlighted a serious issue: Americans use tax withholding from their paychecks as a major savings tool...
February 22, 2019Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
People, if you want to know whether the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was good for you or not, stop obsessing about the size...
February 12, 2019Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The ill-fated Apollo 13 space mission is a metaphor for a problem facing the country today: The IRS staffing crisis. But there are a couple of key differences, and they have nothing to do with the absence of Tom Hanks.
February 6, 2019Renu Zaretsky