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  • Half of the U.S. households eligible for help buying insurance last year under the health care overhaul will likely have to repay some of that aid this tax season, thanks to the tricky task of predicting future income. A report released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that these repayments— which can cut into or erase a tax refund— will average...

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says some consumers have complaints about refund anticipation checks centered on advertising, quality of service or fees. Refund anticipation checks rose to roughly 21.6 million in 2014, up 17 percent from 2011, according to IRS data provided to The Associated Press. Currently, refund anticipation checks and...

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says some consumers have complaints about refund anticipation checks centered on advertising, quality of service or fees. Refund anticipation checks rose to roughly 21.6 million in 2014, up 17 percent from 2011, according to IRS data provided to The Associated Press. Currently, refund anticipation checks and...

  • After-hours buzz: Vivint, H&R Block, Encana & more Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:20 PM ET
    NYSE New York Stock Exchange traders markets

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday: Vivint Solar, H&R Block, Encana & more.

  • US stocks close lower; Dow off 100 points Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed lower amid a series of economic data that continued to show moderate growth ahead of Friday's key jobs report.

  • Kieth Miller on the assembly line building Victory motorcycles at the Polaris Industries factory on August 8, 2014 in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Wednesday ahead of a busy day for economic data, as investors await Friday's employment report.

  • Traders eye major data, gear up for jobs report Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:57 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Wednesday ahead of a busy day for economic data, as investors await Friday's employment report.

  • This is what to watch before Friday’s jobs report Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wednesday's economic reports will be mined for clues on whether the U.S. economy is strong enough for the Fed to become less "patient" this month.

  • COLUMN-Prepare to wait for U.S. tax help Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    The problems start with the fact that the IRS has cut nearly 12,000 positions as its budget has fallen by an inflation-adjusted 17 percent since 2010.. In addition, the IRS changed the rules on how repairs to tangible property are treated, requiring accounting changes for businesses, including landlords, that own real estate and equipment.

  • Wave of fake US tax returns filed, experts say Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    The homepage of Intuit's TurboTax website is displayed on a computer screen in Washington.

    The recent flood of fraudulent tax returns is the work of "a criminal gang, possibly working outside the country," NBC reports.

  • Halftime Report Final Trades Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 2:16 PM ET

    Today's 4 hottest trades from the Fast Money Halftime Report traders.

  • Final Trades Feb. 5, 2015 Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 2:04 PM ET
  • Tax filers, confused over Obamacare, seek pros: CEO Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    An H&R Block tax associate assists a client with her taxes.

    H&R Block's William Cobb says he's seeing a surge in business as Americans struggle to resolve health-care-related tax issues.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The Obama administration estimates that up to 29 percent of U.S. taxpayers could have to take the law known as Obamacare into account as they complete their 2014 income tax returns, officials said on Wednesday. Treasury expectations for about 150 million income tax filings, which are due to the Internal Revenue Service by an April 15 deadline.

  • Obamacare tax could hit 6M, but lots more avoid Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:11 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell

    Obama administration officials have partnered with large tax preparers and nonprofits to educate people about the tax effects of Obamacare.

  • TurboTax 'messed up,' refunds customers Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    Customer looks at a copy of TurboTax on sale at Costco in Mountain View, Calif.

    Investors forced to pay 50% more for TurboTax's software are getting an apology and a refund, USA Today reports.

  • How to avoid paying Obamacare taxes Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:32 PM ET
    The homepage of Intuit Inc.'s TurboTax website is displayed on a computer monitor in Washington, D.C.

    Millions of people are potentially eligible for exemptions from Obamacare taxes, but many won't apply for those waivers.

  • The Obamacare tax man cometh: Will you be ready? Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:21 PM ET
    Federal officials Thursday say they’ll soon be releasing online tools to help people deal with the tax-filing issues related to Obamacare.

    The Obama administration plans on releasing online tools and other resources to help people deal with the tax implications of Obamacare.

  • Cramer Remix: This stock can go a lot higher Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer actually suggests buying it into the next oil-induced selloff.

  • H&R Block CEO: What Obamacare means to your taxes Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 6:21 PM ET
    A man attempts to do his taxes at an H&R Block office with the help a tax professional.

    Jim Cramer sits down with H&R Block CEO to discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act on tax returns for millions of Americans this year.