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  • Why we're not saving for college     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    A new study found only half of parents with children under 18 years old are saving for college, and as CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports, most of them say it's because they don't have the money.

  • Money-saving advice for last minute tax filers     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    There's one week to go before your federal taxes are due. Now, if you haven't done you 1040s yet, there's still some time and if you're a last-minute filer, Sharon Epperson has some money-saving advice on getting the most out of your return.

  • Incompetent tax preparers scourge of IRS     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    A week before the April 15th deadline, Federal auditors have released a scathing report on the tax preparation industry, calling much of the industry incompetent and sometimes, crooked. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.

  • How to file a tax extension     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    Think you will miss the April 15 deadline? Don't despair. File an extension to avoid penalties.

  • Anyone can be a tax preparer ... really!     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    At a Senate hearing in Washington today, John Koskinen, IRS Commissioner, and Nina Olson, a national taxpayer advocate, urged Congress to pass a proposal that would allow the IRS to regulate all tax preparers.

  • Last minute tax tips for maximum returns     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    It's getting down to the wire and your taxes are due soon. You don't want to miss out on important tax credits and deductions that can save you money. Sharon Epperson talks to Elda Di Re, a partner and tax leader at Ernst & Young, about retirement plan contributions, job-relaxed expenses, charitable donations and other tax moves that can help filers save money, even in the 11th hour.

  • Hedge fund vultures feast on Lehman corpse Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 3:08 PM ET
    September 15, 2008, the day the 150-year-old Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy.

    Lehman Brothers may be long dead, but its assets continue to be a lucrative investment for hedge funds.

  • College sports unions: 'Careful what you wish for' Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
    Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter, No. 2, wears APU for "All Players United" on wrist tape as he scores a touchdown during an NCAA football game against Maine in Evanston, Ill.

    If the ruling on allowing Northwestern University football players to unionize stands all challenges, it may not be so easy to do.

  • Rep. Jordan: IRS needs a special prosecutor     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, discusses America's energy plan and his call for an independent special prosecutor to investigate the targeting of tax-exempt organizations by the IRS.

  • IRS position on bitcoin only positive: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discuss the decision of the IRS to treat bitcoin as a property, not a currency.

  • CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from CoinSummit, the bitcoin conference in San Francisco, where Marc Andreessen shared some tough words on bitcoin and putting it to work.

  • IRS: Bitcoin is property, not currency     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the IRS is saying bitcoin should be treated as a property, not a currency.

  • Tax-fraud phone scam hits thousands: IRS watchdog Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Fraudsters have scammed thousands by posing as the US Internal Revenue Service and demanding money for unpaid taxes, said the IRS' watchdog.

  • Don't make these mistakes with your 401(k)     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    For many people, most of their savings are tied up in their 401(k) where they think their money is safe and will continue to grow. CNBC's Sharon Epperson speaks with three top financial advisors about the most common mistakes people make with their 401(k) savings plans.

  • How to get tax questions answers fast     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    The countdown to the April 15th tax filing deadline is on and the IRS is inundated with taxpayers' calls. CNBC's Sharon Epperson explains how you can get help -- fast.

  • Radio talk show host Tony Katz shares his opinions on the IRS scandal.

  • Confused about taxes? Answers to tricky questions Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Are you confused at tax time? You're not alone. TurboTax provided CNBC with answers to some of the most common questions on its website.

  • 3 ways to grow your 401(k), no matter your age Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    All generations of pre-retirees are facing some level of savings shortfall, but there are steps anyone can take to help build their 401(k).

  • Millions of Americans ask each year why is it so tough to get rid of the marriage penalty. As CNBC's Allison Linn reports, it basically comes down to the fact that you can't have both a progressive tax system and a system that treats married and single people differently without some falling into the hole -- and without some complaining.

  • Same-sex couples face tax challenges     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Same-sex couples who took a trip to the alter this year, or are just filing a joint federal return for the first time, will have a host of new issues to deal with, reports CNBC's Allison Linn.