IRS Offers Free Tax Help

WASHINGTON — As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers free tax help is available online, by phone and in-person. The IRS encourages taxpayers to take advantage of the online tools and resources at IRS.gov. Many taxpayers, who don’t want to wait, can get answers to tax questions right away at…

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IRS warns of scams against taxpayers

WOODWARD, Okla. — The IRS and Security Summit partners are warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for phishing scams that can increase around tax season. “Each day people fall victim to phishing scams through emails, texts, or phone and mistakenly turn over important data,” according to the IRS information. “In turn, cybercriminals try to use…

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Tax preps start in earnest

It’s an ideal week for taxpayers to begin gathering their war chests for the season about to dawn. The Internal Revenue Service is defining income tax season as commencing Jan. 23 and extending to April 18. The reasons for the extra few days are April 15 falling on a Saturday and a federal holiday observed…

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Why it makes sense for Trump to keep Dreamers in America

BY MARIO H. LOPEZ, CONTRIBUTOR President-elect Donald Trump campaigned strongly against illegal immigration, but it is the fate of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that is one of his most anticipated early decisions. DACA, a 2012 executive order, temporarily stayed the deportation of Dreamers — the undocumented immigrants who were unwittingly brought…

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