They might have called the wrong person when they dialed Michelle Singletary's number. The syndicated Washington Post columnist and author dispenses financial advice twice a week to the paper's readers. When she got a suspicious message from someone...

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It is a fond dream cherished by many: Elimination of the Internal Revenue Service. With a wave of their hands, legislators could make the federal government’s tax-collecting agency disappear. The dream took a step closer to reality when the...

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There’s no getting around it. April 15th shows up every year and with it, the Internal Revenue Service. And every year, the IRS rolls out its “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams of which taxpayers should be aware. This year’s list is topped by identity...

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Here in Ohio, we have had more than our share of eccentric politicians who have on occasion run into legal troubles. The list is fairly extensive, with three state representatives being convicted on various charges last year and another pair...

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In our previous post, we looked at a pair of impending seasons: tax season and audit season. Because the first season leads to the second, Accounting Today recently ran an article to help accountants prepare to help their clients with Internal...

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The opening bell for the 2016 tax-filing season will be rung in less than a week, on Tuesday, January 19th. That's when people can begin filing their tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service, and it's also the unofficial beginning of IRS audit...

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In the days before the members of the Ohio congressional delegation went on their annual holiday break (along with all other members of Congress), the House and Senate passed a bipartisan omnibus bill. The package that funds the federal government...

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The Internal Revenue Service recently issued its annual report on its criminal investigations. The agency notes that it launched 3,853 criminal investigations in fiscal year 2015 and recommends prosecution in 3,289 cases. The IRS says it obtained...

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One of the potential danger zones for business owners can be found in the collection and payment of payroll taxes. Far too often, owners of small businesses find that they fall behind on their bills and are tempted to use employment taxes to...

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He was writing textbooks and teaching statistics at an obscure college when a 300-year-old math mystery was solved. That's when Amir Aczel took it upon himself to explain to the world the story of "Fermat’s Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an...

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