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  • Don't make these mistakes with your 401(k)

    For many people, most of their savings are tied up in their 401(k) where they think their money is safe and will continue to grow. CNBC's Sharon Epperson speaks with three top financial advisors about the most common mistakes people make with their 401(k) savings plans.

  • How to get tax questions answers fast

    The countdown to the April 15th tax filing deadline is on and the IRS is inundated with taxpayers' calls. CNBC's Sharon Epperson explains how you can get help -- fast.

  • IRS 'used as cudgel' against American people: Katz

    Radio talk show host Tony Katz shares his opinions on the IRS scandal.

  • Are you confused at tax time? You're not alone. TurboTax provided CNBC with answers to some of the most common questions on its website.

  • 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?'

    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

    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

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

  • 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 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?

    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.

  • 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'

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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?

    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.