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  • COLUMN-Why identity thieves are targeting your tax return Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    It's depressing, "said fraud expert Avivah Litan, vice president and analyst for Gartner Research. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating how fraudulent returns were filed in 19 states through TurboTax software, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Social Security numbers, answers to security challenge questions and other private...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- Canadians who normally head south of their border for warmer weather are keeping closer track of their time in the United States because if they stay too long, they could lose their Canadian health benefits and might owe U.S. income tax. Just last year, the two countries implemented an agreement to scan passports and share the information, meaning...

  • Breaking down President Obama's tax plan Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:03 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking

    Jason Furman, Council of Economic Advisers, provides a preview of President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night where he is expected to talk about tax reform.

  • Tax time! What you should know Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Tax time! What you should know

    Dave Prokupek, Jackson Hewitt, explains what taxpayers need to know to start filing their 2014 taxes and whether to expect delays. Also Prokupek discusses the benefits of filing early.

  • Obamacare will affect your taxes this year Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 4:16 PM ET
    An H&R Block tax associate assists a client with her taxes.

    Various factors, including a lack of coverage or whether or not a plan is subsidized, can affect an individual's refund total.

  • Got portfolio losers? Turn them into tax savings Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    Farming farm united states

    Some of those losers in your portfolio can save you money at tax time. Here's how to make them work for you.

  • Can Japan cope with a second tax increase? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:18 PM ET
    Can Japan cope with a second tax increase?

    Peter Boardman, Managing Director of Tradewinds, explains what a second tax hike means for Japan's retail sector and outlines what the government could do to help firms.

  • Robin Williams' estate plan: Good, but not great Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 5:05 PM ET
    Robin Williams during "Patch Adams" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York.

    Robin Williams made provisions for his kids and tried to protect them from estate taxes, but experts say he could have done better by them.

  • How to have 'the talk' about old age and money Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Having a family talk about parents' goals for old age is never easy, but experts say it needs to happen more often. Here's how.

  • How to protect yourself from bogus IRS agents Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    How to protect yourself from bogus IRS agents

    CNBC contributor Herb Weisbaum explains how consumers can combat an alarming trend in the underworld of tax fraud -- crooks pretending to be IRS or U.S. Treasury agents calling about a problem with your tax return. It's a scam that continues long after tax season officially ends.

  • How charities can tap the epic wealth transfer Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:48 AM ET
    Charity Philanthropy

    Some $59 trillion will be passed down by 2061, and for charities, the potential is huge. Here's how they can tap the flow.

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's will is called 'a mess' Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's will was 10 years old, and experts say that was just one of the problems.

  • Top 12 weirdest tax rules around the world Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    When most people think taxes, usually the first word that comes to mind isn't 'logical.' It appears that is true outside of the United States as well.

  • Denied: IRS can't regulate tax preparers Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    IRS Internal Revenue Service

    A US appeals court struck down the IRS's authority to regulate tax-return preparers, dealing a blow to the Obama administration.

  • Don't overlook these tax deductions Sunday, 2 Feb 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Dollars

    Tax season is here after a great year for the stock market, making this a good time to tally up the deductions you can use. Try these.

  • How to keep IRS auditors at bay Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Going, going ... a number of tax breaks to expire Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    This is your last chance to take advantage of dozens of tax credits and deductions that are going away.

  • Beware: Charity scams growing online Sunday, 1 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    It's the season of giving, and the season of charity scams. Watch out for these crowdfunding and online tricks.

  • 2013 tax code changes Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 2:37 PM ET
    2013 tax code changes

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson talks about year-end tax strategies.