Taxpayers who use some schedules will have to wait until mid-February or March. So far, there is no reason to expect refunds to be delayed.
Waiting to take your required minimum distribution may come at a hefty price.
The IRS will still accept your return, but you may have to pay penalties for filing late and for paying taxes late.
The IRS offers a number of options, from accepting credit cards to setting up payment plans. The key is to make arrangements, not just ignore your tax bill.
The proliferation of ID theft in stealing tax returns has the government re-evaluating whether the IRS should share tax information with police agencies.
Lawmakers have put off major tax decisions, including whether to continue the Bush tax cuts, until after the Nov. 6 election. That doesn't leave much time to make changes.
The federal government is ramping up its efforts to combat criminals who engage in identity theft to collect other people's tax refunds.
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