The federal government is ramping up its efforts to combat criminals who engage in identity theft to collect other people's tax refunds.
Which form you use to file your taxes depends on your circumstances. The simpler forms can only be used for simpler returns, for example.
If you made a mistake, you have several years to file an amended return. But you may owe a penalty if you underpaid your federal tax.
New rules for reporting payments to companies and vendors could trip up small businesses. The IRS' goal is to catch tax cheats.
Requiring tax pros to take a competency test and engage in continuing education is unlawful, argues the nonprofit group that plans to file a lawsuit.
Penalties have been eased for the unemployed, and installment-payment options have been expanded. The IRS even has videos to explain the program.
Agency bureaucracy has stymied the program since it was authorized in 2006. Only one whistle-blower has received a reward.
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