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The IRS and other agencies offer programs to help people file their taxes or get basic tax questions answered without paying fees.
The paper receipt has served us well. But in a digital world, that little scrap of paper is headed toward extinction.
Form tax identity theft to deductions that may catch an auditor's eye, here are the most common taxpayer mistakes - and how to sidestep them.
The National Retail Federation is calling on the banking industry to switch from the easy-to-hack magnetic stripe to the more secure PIN and chip.
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.
"Everyone in this country should assume that their personal information is already compromised," says one expert.
It's tax season, and once again IRS auditors are eyeing errors and omissions from returns. Here's what could trigger a second look from the feds.
Something new is coming this tax season for some same-sex couples: For the first time, they will file as "married" on their federal return.
Business travelers have clear favorites among restaurants, hotels and airlines, but they spend their money elsewhere. Here's why.
Diet and fitness vows are fine, but this year, try resolutions that will improve your financial life.
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.
A federal court has pulled the plug on a telemarketing operation that used illegal robocalls to trick seniors into buying medical alert devices.
Everyone wants a smartphone, especially muggers. Law enforcement officials are pressuring the industry to require "kill switch" technology.
College graduates enjoy a six month grace period before they have to start repaying their loans. For the latest grads, that period is over. Now what?
New "back to basics" rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will create a safer mortgage market. Simply put, the goal is no traps.
The gifts are all unwrapped. Returns and exchanges have been made. Now it's time to see what really happened during the holiday shopping season.
Nomorobo launched recently, and it says it's now blocking 48,000 robocalls a week.
The U.S. government has long funded initiatives to encourage healthy marriages. But some experts are arguing it's time to try something different.
Financial scams aimed at defrauding seniors are becoming more common. Here's what the more common ones look like, and how to protect your family.
The theft of 40 million credit and debit card records from Target sure got our attention—and maybe that's good. Here are five lessons learned.