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  • Big steps toward curbing overseas tax evasion Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    This past week saw important steps in the effort to combat offshore tax avoidance, a Treasury official explains.

  • These Americans give Uncle Sam a 'handout'  Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    While millions of Americans gripe about paying taxes, some willingly contribute to reduce the national debt or just help out the U.S. Treasury. CNBC's Allison Linn reports.

  • Math errors still trip up taxpayers  Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC.com Consumer Reporter Kelli Grant explains how to avoid one of the major reasons for tax return mistakes.

  • How to know if your tax preparer is qualified  Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Hairdressers are regulated in all 50 states, but fewer than five regulate tax preparers according to a new report and this is causing a lot of problems. CNBC's Herb Weisbaum offers tips to make sure your tax preparer is qualified.

  • Conservative Hollywood under attack?  Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 7:52 PM ET

    Actor and singer Pat Boone and Jeremy Boreing, "Friends of Abe" executive director, discuss the IRS's target on the group "Friends of Abe" in Hollywood. Boone calls the group a fellowship, not a political action committee.

  • Don't make these common tax mistakes  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    As millions prepare to file their tax returns, CNBC's Kelley Holland shares some advice on how to save money and avoid making common mistakes.

  • IRS customer service bad, may get worse  Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    A new survey found that fewer Americans are getting their questions answered by the Internal Revenue Service, and the service they do get is much worse than in previous years. CNBC's Allison Linn reports.

  • The IRS answered a smaller share of taxpayer calls and kept taxpayers on hold longer last year than in other recent years. And it may get worse.

  • No FBI criminal charges for IRS?  Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:28 PM ET

    The FBI reportedly does not plan to file criminal charges in IRS probe. Mark Meckler, Citizens for Self-Governance president, weighs in on the investigation of the targeting of conservative groups.

  • ID thieves out to steal your tax refund  Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    Identity theft is already a serious problem—the No. 1 complaint to the FTC—and as CNBC's Herb Weisbaum reports, tax-related ID theft is a growing part of this crime spree.

  • Identity thieves gear up to steal your tax refund Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Identity theft is already a serious problem—the No. 1 complaint to the FTC—and tax-related identity theft is a growing part of this crime spree.

  • IRS tax refund ID scams hit record high in 2013 Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    The IRS says last year there was a 66 percent increase from 2012 in tax fraud from Social Security identity theft of nearly $50bln in refund claims.

  • US cracks down on tax evasion, targets tax havens Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 4:18 PM ET
    The statue of Albert Gallatin stands outside the U.S. Department of the Treasury building in Washington, D.C.

    The Treasury Department said it has signed six more anti-tax evasion pacts with foreign governments.

  • Nearly 1,200 IRS vendors owe back taxes Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 10:02 AM ET

    The Internal Revenue Service has been doing business with nearly 1,200 vendors that owe back taxes, including one contractor that owed $525 million.

  • Obama cracks down on political nonprofits  Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    Amid the IRS targeting scandal, the Treasury Department is proposing stricter rules keeping nonprofits from getting tax exemptions. Jay Sekulow, American Center for Law and Justice, says the government is trying to make what they did illegally, legal through the regularity process.

  • Year-end tips to lower tax bite  Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports individuals with taxable incomes over $400,000 have been catapulted into a new 36.9 percent federal tax bracket this year, up 35 percent.

  • Critics cry foul as NFL defends nonprofit status Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 9:31 AM ET

    Revenue received by the league office—more than a half billion dollars since 2010—is untouchable to the Internal Revenue Service. NBC News reports.

  • IRS losing billions  Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 7:49 PM ET

    The inspector general of the IRS says it is still having major problems cutting down on improper EITC payments to individuals, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • IRS: 2014 tax season to start late  Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 4:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports due to the government shutdown, the IRS will start taking 2013 returns between January 28th and February 4th.

  • Too many improper EITC payments: TIGTA  Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IG that oversees the IRS, said today the agency has not taken enough action to reduce improper payments to beneficiaries of the earned income tax credit. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.