The Case for Limited Government

By Lee H. Hamilton It has been 35 years since Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural speech as President — the one in which he said, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Over
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Attorney General’s office warns consumers of ‘IRS scam’

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office today warned of a new variation of a pervasive telephone scam that aims to defraud taxpayers. The well-known “IRS scam” has reemerged recently, but this time fraudsters are posing as U.S. Treasury agents. The Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection in recent weeks has received several (more...)

What to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

by John S Kiernan A copy of the original article posted on WalletHub: http://wallethub.com/edu/what-if-i-cant-pay-my-taxes/8031/. Tax season is a stressful time for most people, but it’s especially difficult for those of us with doubts about our ability to pay the IRS. The good (more...)

The Lesson Congress Should Learn from the VA Scandal

By Lee H. Hamilton Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. Then comes the reaction: a shocked public, an administration on the defensive, grandstanding members of Congress. Finally, major reform bills get introduced, debated, then put (more...)

More Than 50 People Indicted in Massive Fraud Ring

A massive case of organized tax and bank fraud culminated with the unsealing of four federal grand jury indictments accusing 55 people of participating in one or more illicit schemes, including the theft of more than 2,000 identities that were used to claim more than $20 (more...)

Hey “Sugar Mommas” & “Sugar Daddies: “Don’t Miss Out on This!

The qualifications required to claim federal tax exemptions can be confusing, especially for Americans who financially supported their significant other in 2012. To help taxpayers in this predicament, personal finance resource, www.GoBankingRates.com, investigates the IRS rules surrounding dependents and explains how certain unmarried couples can claim a $3,800 (more...)

Eleven Charged, Arrests Made in $15 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Eleven individuals from five states are charged in New Jersey for their alleged roles in a $15 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos, including a defendant who attempted to murder a witness to the scheme. All the defendants are (more...)

Tax Season On National EITC And Saving Day

Mayor Nutter and the Campaign for Working Families will officially kick-off tax season by announcing the opening of 11 community based tax sites, which will offer free tax filing services to eligible Philadelphians. Through these tax sites, the Campaign for Working Families helps Philadelphians eligible applicants receive the Earned Income Tax (more...)

How Do You Use Tax Refund?

How Do You Use Tax Refund?

How do you use tax refund? Most Americans  will spend their refunds and more than half on travel. Nearly 1,000 people questioned in a national poll about it, and 57 % of them said part of their refund would be used for a trip,  83 % said they will (more...)

IRS Prolongs Deadline

The Internal Revenue Service kicked off the U.S. tax filing season, announcing on Tuesday that taxpayers will have until April 18, 2011 to file their 2010 returns and pay their tax bills because of a holiday on April 15. The agency also said that it would not be (more...)

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