Taxes

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Now that tax year 2015 is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn your attention to the return you’ll be filing next year.

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In addition to seeing smaller paychecks every week as they pay taxes throughout the year, millions of Americans have to pay even more to the IRS by the April 15 deadline.

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Accountants work so hard around this time of year that they’re literally making themselves sick.

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The clock is ticking for tax procrastinators — today is the deadline for filing your 2015 returns.

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Buying a home no longer offers attractive tax breaks, due to near-record low mortgage rates and an increase in the standard deduction.

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You still have time to take these eleventh-hour small-business tax deductions, which could save you thousands of dollars.

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Make sure you’re up on credits you may be able to claim. It could make a serious dent in your tax burden or even result in a tax return.

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A dairy farmer and a convenience store owner are working to get back their cash they say was wrongfully seized by the IRS years ago.

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Pot is illegal on the federal level, but the IRS code states, “Marijuana businesses are required to file federal income tax returns.”

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Data breaches exposing taxpayers’ personal info are on the rise. Are you at risk for tax-return fraud or other common tax scams?

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As 2015 nears its end, take a moment to reflect upon the year. If a drop in income put you in a lower tax bracket this year, perhaps because of a job loss or just a temporary gap in employment, you may want to consider converting money from a traditional individual retirement account to a …

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As they say, good deeds are their own reward. Even so, there’s nothing wrong with taking a tax deduction for a charitable donation. Not surprisingly, the end of the year — a time when people like to wrap up loose ends — is an especially popular time for giving. December takes the top spot for …

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Eamon Javers takes a look at how the White House is reacting to the Pfizer-Allergan merger.

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Death and taxes may be two of life’s major certainties, but just as healthy living can help extend your life, savvy tax moves can help boost your tax savings – as long as you make them before Dec. 31. There are no significant tax changes looming as 2015 winds down, which is good news. However, …

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Tax-loss harvesting — the practice of selling a security that’s experienced a loss, to realize that loss and offset taxes on both income and other investment gains — is one way to “reverse investors’ gloom” at year end, said CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson. But tax-loss harvesting is complicated, and there are some …