20-somethings can get free or inexpensive help with returns and helpful fact sheets from the IRS. Watch for essential documents that come by mail.
Even if it appears the IRS owes you money, you may not get a refund if you owe back child support or defaulted on student loans -- or if the IRS can't find you.
That compares with the 31% rate paid by Gingrich and the 14% paid by Romney, both of whom have much higher incomes.
Normally, you can't deduct the cost of staying well from your taxes. But if a doctor prescribes exercise for a specific medical condition, your dues could net you a tax break.
The president seeks to raise $1.5 trillion in the next 10 years from wealthy Americans. Yet most of his proposals were also in last year's budget and went nowhere.
The legislation still has to be written, but congressional leaders agreed to extend jobless benefits and raise Medicare payments. More controversial proposals were dropped.
Membership grew last year after losing ground in every year since 2007. Here's where the biggest union work forces are.
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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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