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Taxes in the headlines, from pop culture to current events.

advance premium tax credit
Apr 13th, 2015

File a Tax Return or Risk Losing Advance Premium Tax Credit

As of April 9, two out of three U.S. taxpayers had already filed their tax returns. Bad news? There are still a third of you out there who may need to file. In fact, estimates show that about 7.5 million taxpayers annually do not file returns but should, based on data received by the IRS. Leer […]

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Apr 2nd, 2015

Madness of Gambling in the United States

Ed note: Have you caught basketball fever? It’s around this time of year that gambling – and the tax issues related to it – gets a lot of conversation. While Warren Buffet took his million-dollar prize off the table, you may still be pocketing a nice wad of cash from the office pool or from […]

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Mar 12th, 2015

Disappearing Dollars: Claim Your 2011 Refund ASAP

Did you file a tax return for 2011? (It was due April 15, 2012.) Don’t worry; we aren’t here to get you into any trouble. In fact, we just want to help get your money back. Leer en español. The IRS has $1 billion in refunds waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who didn’t […]

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Mar 6th, 2015

Tax Identify Theft Fraud: How H&R Block is Looking Out For You

Ed note: It’s National Consumer Protection Week, and these days you might feel like you need a lot more protection – from phishing schemes, identity theft and more. H&R Block CEO Bill Cobb is taking this opportunity to shine a spotlight on tax identity theft fraud. You don’t have to search too hard to hear about […]

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Mar 3rd, 2015

Health Care Tax Form Error Impacts 800,000 – Are You Affected?

If you had health insurance coverage through a Marketplace plan in 2014, you should have received a new tax form – the 1095-A. The 1095-A reports information you will use to complete your tax return, most importantly in reconciling your Advance Premium Tax Credit or determining your Premium Tax Credit. Leer en español. Unfortunately, 800,000 […]

consumer protection
Mar 2nd, 2015

Know the Facts: Common Tax Scams

Your phone rings. You look at the screen. It has a number you don’t recognize, but the caller ID appears as “IRS.” Your heart leaps into your throat. What could be wrong? You answer. Leer en español. The person on the phone tells you they’re with the IRS, they may even give a badge number. They begin […]