The IRS is friendlier than you think.
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Million of taxpayers receive notices from the IRS about unpaid tax debts. Believe it or not, the agency understands.
Who’s to judge?
Research suggests some features of tax software can lead us to make more aggressive judgments when we file our returns, which could make an audit more likely.
Federal computer systems are under near-constant attack from hackers and cyberthieves. Is our information protected well enough?
Federal networks need stronger cybersecurity measures than most organizations, but have not yet gotten the budget or staffing commitments that would protect them properly.
US tax law in three pages? Good luck!
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The Republican presidential candidate wants to whittle the tax code down to three pages – from 74,000 in laws and interpretations. Is it possible?
Paper filing may soon be a thing of the past. But increased automation means humans will be more important than ever.
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Congress has shortchanged the IRS by $7.3 billion over the past five years, and taxpayers will increasingly pay the price.
Will the feds raid this Christmas tree?
Abraham Lincoln said that those who shape public opinion exert an even greater influence than judges and lawmakers. In recent years popular sentiment – on issues like marriage equality and legalization…