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  • Tax filing season starts Jan. 30

    January 8, 2013 7:18 PM

    The IRS says late changes to federal tax laws should mean just a short delay for most taxpayers to file their 2012 returns and for most filers the tax filing season beings January 30. About 120 million taxpayers, or about 80% of all filers, should be able to send their... more »
  • Feds seize $60,000 from Mystic Pizza owners

    March 8, 2012 12:34 PM

    MYSTIC, Conn. - The U.S. Treasury Department has seized more than $60,000 from a bank account of the owners of the Mystic Pizza restaurant made famous in a 1988 movie starring Julia Roberts. The Day of New London reports that federal authorities took the money from the account of John... more »
  • IRS issues new phone app to track refund

    January 24, 2011 1:31 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - For people who just can't enough of the Internal Revenue Service, the federal tax collection agency is coming out with a new phone app. The app, called IRS2Go, allows taxpayers to track their tax refunds and get tax tips form the IRS. It's free, and... more »
  • IRS audits jump by 11 percent, wealthiest targeted

    December 15, 2010 1:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service is making it riskier to cheat on your taxes. The tax agency increased the number of returns it audited by nearly 11 percent this year. Statistics released Wednesday show that wealthy taxpayers were most likely to be targeted. In all, the... more »
  • IRS: tax break for homeowners with Chinese drywall

    October 7, 2010 7:51 AM

    Taxpayers with homes damaged by tainted Chinese drywall are getting a bit of help from the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS says it will give tax breaks to homeowners who suffered property losses due to bad Chinese drywall installed in their homes between 2001 and 2009. The IRS says repairs... more »
  • IRS won't be mailing tax forms next year

    September 29, 2010 1:29 PM

    Don't look for tax forms and instructions in your mailbox next year. The Internal Revenue Service has decided to stop mailing them because so many people now file electronically. The Washington Post reports on its website Monday that the IRS expects to save about $10 million a year... more »
  • IRS opens hot line for spill victims

    July 13, 2010 5:59 AM

    Taxpayers affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill can now call an Internal Revenue Service hotline for help. The hot line is designed to answer questions about BP payments or help anyone with filing or payment hardships because of the spill. The number is 1-866-562-5227 and is open from... more »

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