The IRS says it is nearly ready to accept returns with forms that required revision. But the date to start filing is still not set.
There's no guaranteed way to avoid an audit of your tax return, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk.
Hate sitting down to do your taxes and then waiting for your refund? Take advantage of these tax apps for your smartphone and tablet to file your return in record time.
Most Americans are eligible for free tax preparation, but many don't realize that. Here's where to find help.
Which form you use to file your taxes depends on your circumstances. The simpler forms can only be used for simpler returns, for example.
Taxpayers with simple returns have several free filing options, from using IRS forms online to getting help from tax prep firms at Wal-Mart.
Expect fewer delays but just as much bureaucracy, as new forms and requirements go into effect. AMT patches are likely to expire but may return.
According to the government's lawsuit, the phony claims -- apparently processed by a single tax preparer -- were spread over some 300 accounts in several different banks.
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