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tax returns

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Hope you had a Happy Tax Day. I’m still waiting for my refund. I filed my 2019 individual income tax return electronically on May 1...
July 16, 2020Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The IRS has done an impressive job delivering over 80 million rebate payments authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. But...
April 28, 2020Elaine Maag
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Today’s advice: If you have not yet filed your federal income tax return, do not—repeat, do not—send the Internal Revenue Service a paper return—especially if...
April 14, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
One big unanswered question about the COVID-19 recovery rebates included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act: What year’s income will the...
April 10, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
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The IRS and Census Bureau estimate that only about 78 percent of people who are eligible for the earned income tax credit (EITC) get it...
February 18, 2020Elaine Maag
: TaxVox
Recent stories in the news raise important questions about the ability of government to impose constraints on abusive government investigations. I’m not here to judge...
October 15, 2019C. Eugene Steuerle
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
The House Ways and Means Committee today filed suit in federal court demanding President Trump’s 2013-2019 tax returns. The Committee says it is seeking Trump’s...
July 2, 2019Steven M. Rosenthal
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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
: TaxVox
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