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Budget cuts mean taxpayers who need help will spend more time waiting on the phone.
Reduced funding harms ordinary taxpayers and makes the agency less effective.
Despite the death of a 2009 bill to make pet expenses tax deductible, there are instances when owners can save money on their tax bills.
The identity theft rate in Florida -- with Miami as the epicenter -- is at more than 360 complaints for every 100,000 residents.
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Thanks to 2013's government shutdown, the IRS will not start processing returns until Jan. 31. If you want your refund as soon as possible, there are ways to submit your forms early.
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