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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Tax season is underway and the Better Business Bureau is warning that scammers may try to steal your refund by filing a return under your name. All crooks need is your social security number. Some scammers, claiming to be from the IRS, contact potential victims by email, phone or letter in […]

(WVNS)– Tax season is here and so are the scammers. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns Americans about a tax scam that could take your full tax refund check. According to the BBB article, when you file your taxes as normal you would expect a refund from the IRS. But instead some people have gotten […]

Tax season is officially here and many Americans are hoping to get their refund as soon as possible.  So how long do taxpayers typically have to wait for their refund check after filing? Most refunds will be issued in less than 21 days, as long as the return doesn’t require further review, according to the […]

As much as people relish getting a tax refund, many others just dread seeing that money disappear to cover a host of delinquent bills — such as old income tax bills.  “If you owe the IRS money, they’re obviously not going to issue you a refund without offsetting that first,” said Greg Rosica, tax partner at […]

The Internal Revenue Service’s new anti-fraud filters are unnecessarily flagging millions of tax returns and delaying legitimate tax refunds for weeks or months, according to a new report from the acting National Taxpayer Advocate’s office. Bridget Roberts, who took over the job last year from Nina Olson, the longtime head of the IRS’s Taxpayer Advocate […]

Getting a tax refund this year and not sure what to do with it? Every year, millions of Americans receive billions of dollars back in overpaid taxes in the form of a tax refund. Many Americans blow their refund on dinners out, new clothes, and presents for themselves. A few use their tax refund to […]

Cashing a tax refund check that was triggered by filing a false tax return is a crime. It is theft of government money. Theft of government money is different than tax evasion. The recent United States v. Box, No. 18-13935 (11th Cir. 2019) court case provides an opportunity to consider the crime of theft of […]

It’s pretty rare to end up with an extra hundred (or thousand) bucks in your bank account — unless it’s tax-refund season. While it may be tempting to blow that dough on a massive TV, there are ways to stretch your tax refund further so you can reap financial benefits throughout the year, even if […]