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  • 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).

  • Why can't we kill the 'Marriage Tax Penalty?' Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Why can't we kill the 'Marriage Tax Penalty?'

    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 face tax challenges

    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.

  • Tax don'ts & IRS red flags Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Tax don'ts & IRS red flags

    CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant discusses IRS red flags that can lead to an audit.

  • IRS delay bites into H&R Block earnings, revenue Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 6:11 PM ET
    Tax preparer, left, helps a woman at an H&R Block office in San Francisco.

    H&R Block is blaming a delay in the opening of the Internal Revenue Service's e-file system for a huge shortfall in its third-quarter revenue.

  • IRS feud flares on Capitol Hill today Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 9:48 AM ET
    IRS feud flares on Capital Hill today

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., frustrated by former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner, dismisses a House Oversight Committee hearing before Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., has an opportunity to make his statement. Rep. Cummings voices his strong objection and continues, even after Chairman Issa leaves.

  • Refund dilemma: To save or splurge? Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Refund dilemma: To save or splurge?

    The latest IRS data shows the government has already issued more 31 million refunds this year. The average individual refund so far is $3,211, according to the IRS. CNBC's Allison Linn reports on how, despite best intentions, many people find it difficult to save their refunds.

  • 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
    These Americans give Uncle Sam a 'handout'

    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
    Math errors still trip up taxpayers

    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
    How to know if your tax preparer is qualified

    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
    Conservative Hollywood under attack?

    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
    Don't make these common tax mistakes

    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
    IRS customer service bad, may get worse

    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.

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    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
    No FBI criminal charges for IRS?

    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
    ID thieves out to steal your tax refund

    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.