Throngs of Santa Barbara News-Press readers, rallying in 2006.
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The health of American democracy could be at stake.
Tax time can be stressful.
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If tax seasons is stressing you out, a look at the worst things that could happen to you if you mess up – and why they're so unlikely – may help.
Trump unveiled his tax cut in Indianapolis.
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The administration wants to cut the tax rate on so-called pass-through entities, which is likely to lead to creative tax planning and outright evasion, damaging faith in the system.
Trump’s tax plan may make it harder to win the ‘Fair Tax Game.’
The administration's plan to significantly cut the tax rate on so-called pass-through entities will likely lead to creative tax planning and outright evasion, damaging faith in the system.
So many forms, so little time.
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The burden of filing our taxes appears to be growing, especially for those who tend to wait until the last minute to fill in their 1040s.
No one likes taxes.
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As tax day approaches, here's a primer on how your dollars help fund the U.S. government, and how your share has probably increased.
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.
Tick tock, tick tock.
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The vast majority of us will get a refund from the federal government, while the odds of an audit or worse are akin to getting struck by lightning.
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…