Something about 'brominated vegetable oil' didn't sound that appealing to consumers.
Repeat victims of refund theft complain that the IRS is slow to fix the problem. You can cut your chances of thieves claiming your refund by filing early.
Frequent fliers may find themselves grounded by miles that are more difficult to use.
The agency is struggling to combat identity fraud and answer more questions with fewer employees. That doesn't work very well for taxpayers.
Any one of these red flags should tell you that your personal finances are teetering on the brink of disaster.
While interest-free financing may work out fine, it is risky if you can't come up with the cash to pay off the balance.
Many Americans depend on tax refunds for savings. But you might be better off adjusting your withholding and opening a savings account.
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Some workers lose up to a quarter of their paychecks paying off old debt from credit cards, medical bills and student loans, as well as child support.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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