Agency offering carrots and sticks to force taxpayers and preparers to file electronically. Plus, tax benefits to remember this year.
The costs of alcohol and drug abuse treatment are allowed as write-off for taxpayers who meet the medical deduction threshold.
Agency changes rule and declares that breast pumps are deductible and can be purchased with FSA funds.
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Americans are paying less in federal taxes than they did under Bush, and taxes are taking the smallest share of GDP since Truman was president.
Treasury secretary explains why administration favors lowering rates while eliminating deductions and credits.
Making the tax code less complex would mean creating new groups of winners and losers. Does Congress have the guts?
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