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The latest news, insights and tips about taxes
  • Apr 16, 2012
    3:44 PM ET

    Avoiding Last-Minute Errors

    The April 17 deadline may be just hours away, but some Americans still haven’t even rounded up their W2s.

    Acknowledging the tax procrastination is a national pastime, the Internal Revenue Service issued some tips and a series of videos to help last-minute filers avoid the common blunders that could delay their returns. Here is a look at the most common errors:

    Misspelled name. Seems basic but tax returns will not be accepted if your name is not entered as it is appears on your Social Security card, or if the Social Security number is incorrect.

  • Apr 13, 2012
    2:05 PM ET

    Live Chat: Tax Day Tips

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    Thanks to a fluke of the calendar, the deadline to file taxes was extended until April 17th this year. While the procrastinators scramble to get their 1099s and schedule Ds in order, those who’ve already filed may be wondering when they’ll get their refund check. Our live chat on April 16 featured Andrea Coombes, the personal finance editor at MarketWatch, and Arden Dale, a Dow Jones columnist who writes about taxes and estate planning. CPA Melissa Labant of the AICPA also joined in. The chat was moderated by Janet Paskin, Digital Editor, Markets for the Wall Street Journal, formerly the editor of SmartMoney.com. Replay the event.

  • Apr 5, 2012
    5:15 PM ET

    Paying Taxes by Credit Card? Read This First

    This time of year many Americans would like to take a swipe at the IRS. Some taxpayers even should, experts say — with their credit card.

    Though paying a bill in full is the best way to avoid late charges and other hassles, credit card payments can help those struggling with the their bills to buy time – and even save money. “If you’re going to need a year or more to pay it out you could borrow on a low interest credit card and it could be a good deal,” says Gregg Wind, a certified public accountant in Los Angeles.

    While not ideal, credit cards and lines of credit can help people pay the tax man by this year’s April 17 while avoiding potentially steep late payment penalties and interest charges. The IRS generally charges interest on any unpaid tax starting from the day the tax is due to the date it is paid. Currently at 3%, the interest rate is reset quarterly. And that doesn’t include late payment penalties, which are 0.5% of taxes owed a month. Between interest charges and late payment penalties, someone who is a year late in paying their taxes could see their bill increase by 9%, Wind estimates.

  • Feb 29, 2012
    2:06 PM ET

    What to Do If Your Refund Is Stolen

    As many taxpayers gather their financial documents to do their tax returns, a number of unlucky filers are finding that someone else has already filed in their name — and walked away with their refunds.

    For the 12th year in a row, identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission in 2011, with nearly 280,000 complaints, according to a report released on Tuesday. And a bigger chunk of those cases is tax related, with 24% of identity theft complaints being tied to tax or wage-related fraud, up from about 15% in 2010, according to the FTC.

    For some victims, the fraud isn’t discovered until they hit the send button on their electronic tax returns — and get a rejection note from the IRS. Other times it takes a little longer to know something is wrong, such as not receiving a refund check. You might also receive an IRS letter saying the income reported doesn’t match their records — a sign someone else could be using that Social Security number.

  • Feb 15, 2012
    6:19 PM ET

    ‘Where’s My Refund?’ Don’t Ask the IRS

    Some early filers trying to track their refunds through the Internal Revenue Service’s Where’s My Refund feature are getting a maddening response: what refund?

    Glitches with the online feature are leaving taxpayers without any information on when they might get their refund, or any details about their tax returns. Normally taxpayers who enter their Social Security number, filing status and exact refund amount into the tool  get an update on the status of their refund, including confirmation that their return is being processed and an estimate for when the IRS expects to cut the check.

  • Feb 13, 2012
    2:32 PM ET

    IRS May Get Help Catching Tax Cheats

    One revenue-raising strategy unveiled in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal on Monday calls for beefing up the Internal Revenue Service’s enforcement efforts. That could mean increased scrutiny on individual tax returns, especially for small business owners.

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    The president’s budget plan would increase the IRS’s budget next year to $12.8 billion, about $950 million more than the 2012 budget, with the goal of ramping up collections from individuals and business that are behind on federal and state taxes or that owe government loans. The bulk of this money would be part of a program to prevent tax evasion and cheating and to update the IRS’s data system, according to the proposal. The reforms call for increasing collection by more than $2 billion over the next 10 years, much of that owed to states. The enforcement program should return $5 for each additional IRS dollar spent, according to the proposal. The IRS did not respond to requests for comment.

  • Feb 8, 2012
    11:32 AM ET

    The IRS Might Eat Your Frequent-Flier Miles

    Frequent-flier miles awarded for opening new accounts sometimes come with a big catch: taxes

    Thousands of Citibank customers received notices in January saying the miles they received for opening new accounts in 2011 produced taxable income. Some customers, for instance, received a 1099 with $750 of income for 30,000 miles, the Wall Street Journal reported. The IRS confirmed they are taxable. Such bonuses are often enough to book a domestic flight or they can cover an upgrade to business class from coach. But analysts say the actual trips booked with the miles can be worth less than the amount of income reported by the credit card company. And the tax bill could cost more than the flight itself, says George Hobica, president of fare-tracking site AirfareWatchdog.com. “It might be a wash, depending on your tax bracket,” says Hobica. “I certainly wouldn’t do it.”

  • Jan 23, 2012
    1:53 PM ET

    Finding Free Tax Help

    Taxpayers with simple returns have several new ways to file without having to pay for help.

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    The average cost for having an accountant prepare a Form 1040 with a Schedule A and a state tax return was $233 in 2011, up 1.7% from 2009, according to the National Society of Accountants. But the options for free tax help are growing. The Internal Revenue Service, for instance, offers Free File, a program that offers free tax-preparation software and other tools for taxpayers with low and moderate-income.  Through the IRS site, taxpayers who make $57,000 or less can answer a few questions about their income, location and whether they qualify for certain credits to pull up a list of companies that offers free tax preparation software, including TaxSlayer, H&R Block and 1040.com. The IRS also offers Fillable Forms, electronic versions of IRS tax forms, for people who are comfortable calculating their own taxes.

  • Jan 17, 2012
    10:34 AM ET

    IRS Kicks Off Tax Return Season

    Tax season gets into full swing today, when the Internal Revenue Service begins accepting electronically filed returns.

    Once a rarity, e-filing is quickly becoming the norm: a record 100 million taxpayers filed electronically in 2011. That included 77% of individual returns filed, up from 58% in 2008, according to the IRS. A chunk of those taxpayers were do-it-yourselfers: about a third of all tax returns were filed online last year by people who did their own taxes using software, according to IRS data.

    But while more people may be filing online, taxpayers still need to gather hardcopies of documents to back up their returns, says Elaine Smith, master tax adviser at H&R Block. For most people, W2 and 1099 forms, which report wages and income, should be arriving in the mail any day now.

  • Oct 18, 2011
    11:57 AM ET

    IRS Cuts: Good News for Deadbeats?

    The Internal Revenue Service commissioner is warning  Congress that anticipated cuts to the agency’s funding will result in a “noticeable degradation” of services, including audits and efforts to collect unpaid taxes.

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    In a letter sent to legislators last week, commissioner Douglas Shulman wrote that if Congress moves ahead with its plan to reduce the IRS’s budget by about $500 million next year, the agency would have to reduce the number of workers in its enforcement department. Such cuts, he added, would lead to a 5% to 8% decrease in collection efforts, including audits, which would reduce revenue by about $4 billion.

    But what sounds like good news for deadbeats could be bad for regular taxpayers. Shulman warned that the spending cuts would mean that half of the  taxpayers trying to contact the agency for help would get busy signals or will “hang up in frustration.” Responses to letters, including those taxpayers trying to resolve account issues, could be delayed up to five months, he wrote, and small businesses could have more trouble reaching the IRS to work out a payment plan.

About Tax

  • The Tax Blog brings together a team of award-winning tax journalists from the Dow Jones network and around the web to examine the tax issues, changes and legislation that affect families, investors and small business owners. Our contributors include Tax Report columnist Laura Saunders (WSJ), Tax Guy columnist Bill Bischoff and senior reporter Jilian Mincer (SmartMoney.com), retirement-focused reporter Anne Tergesen (WSJ), wealth management writer Arden Dale (Dow Jones Newswires), TaxWatch columnist Eva Rosenberg and personal finance reporter Andrea Coombes (MarketWatch), and reporter Alyssa Abkowitz (SmartMoney). They’ll provide the latest news and insight, mine the tax code for tips and loopholes, and answer your questions about tricky tax situations. Contact the The Tax Blog with ideas, suggestions or tax questions at thetaxblog@dowjones.com.

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There are plenty of apps for all kinds of devices that don’t offer pricey in-app purchases and can enrich your kids

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SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images
These companies are so powerful their policies can have a major impact on diets, working conditions and the environment worldwide.
It’s been a summer worth waiting (in line) for
6 real culprits making American kids fat
In China, cyanide found in dog meat
(Caixin)

5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada
5 reasons to flee the U.S. for Canada Shutterstock
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Reuters
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Yuan takes Chinese profits down with it
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What not to buy over
Labor Day weekend
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There are many great deals to be found during Labor Day weekend, but you have to know what to shop for and what to avoid.
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Labor Day is a joke, so why not just abolish it?
The countries with the biggest labor forces

Honda Fit: The perfect back-to-school special
The 2015 Honda Fit is the perfect back-to-school car, says Dan Neil. American Honda Motor Co.
Honda’s Fit has reasserted itself as top of the class in categories important to parents and would make an excellent first car, says Dan Neil.

Tesla stock’s rise to more than $300 is ‘just math’
Tesla stock’s rise to more than $300 is ‘just math’ Bloomberg News/Landov
Analyst who called Tesla shares at $200 last year now has shares at $325 in a year’s time.
Tesla shares rise after China Unicom deal

10 things telemarketers won’t tell you
10 things telemarketers won’t tell you Getty Images
Telemarketing is now a $12 billion industry, so those annoying dinnertime phone calls won’t be stopping anytime soon.
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European stocks slip as Ukraine tensions rise
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Heineken sells can maker to Crown for $1.23B
Contraction in German GDP confirmed

Pakistan protesters seize TV station
Caixabank to buy Barclays's Spanish retail unit
India's economic growth fastest in years
U.S. economy still hitting speed bumps
Apple, Tesla are stocks to watch on Tuesday
U.S. markets closed Monday for Labor Day

Ukraine loses ground to rebels
Ukrainian government forces lose more territory to Russia-backed separatists in heavy fighting, as European leaders threaten more sanctions on Moscow.
Russia defiant on new Western sanctions
Why investors will find Ukraine harder to ignore
Who loses if Russia turns off the natural gas
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Joan Rivers on life support in NY hospital
The acerbic comic, 81, who has been a TV and movie star for almost 50 years, is being treated for heart and lung failure.

10 best, 10 worst S&P stocks of 2014 so far
Insight: Philip van Doorn looks at the top- and bottom-performing stocks in the first eight months of the year.

Alibaba stock may debut by Sept. 18
The Chinese Internet giant, believed to carry a $130 billion market valuation, is set to begin the IPO process within days, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Fiat-Chrysler U.S. IPO on Oct. 13: Marchionne

6 books Bill Gates says you should read
6 books Bills Gates says you should read
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has recommended books on business, finance and Obamacare — as well as a romantic comedy.

And the best financial stock to buy today is ...
Trading Deck: Jeff Reeves on why you need to discover a company named Discover Financial Services.
Gayed: Europe needs to stop the insanity
Synaptics has the right touch (Barron's)

Nike wins bidding war for NBA star Durant
Swoosh invokes contract clause to keep all-star Kevin Durant on Nike team by matching Under Armour offer reported at $265 million to $285 million.

EU’s new leaders: Pole, Italian
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will be first representative of a former Communist Bloc nation to become European Council president.

Chinese factory activity slows
HSBC's gauge of China manufacturing activity falls from an 18-month high, mirroring the slowdown seen in official data.
Chinese state banks report surge in bad loans
Chinese home prices fall for 4th straight month
Australia company profits weaken

Test drive: The 2015 Corvette 8-speed auto
Corvette's new eight-speed automatic shifts faster than many dual-clutch transmissions, including the Porsche 911, an Autoweek test-drive finds.
The most-hated car company in the U.S. is ...

How to ship the world's ugliest $3 million car
How to ship the ugliest $3 million car
Kia probably doesn't go to the lengths it takes to ship a Bugatti Veyron Vitesse.

Buffett followed this one rule in Burger King deal
The billionaire investor stayed true to his principles, despite what critics have said, writes David Weidner.

How to avoid these 4 traps that wreck your retirement
Make sure you're not snared, and your retirement jeopardized, by one of these four common mistakes.
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large
5 ways to make sure you can afford retirement
Why so many 'retirees' are still working
No ‘set it and forget’ it in retirement
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Stewart breaks his silence
on death of fellow driver
Nascar racer says death of Kevin Ward Jr. in mishap in New York "will affect me forever." Ward resumes racing as investigation of death continues.

Active fund managers may take 100% of your gains
Commentary: Mitch Tuchman weighs in on the active-vs.-passive investment debate.
Passive style will gain more ground: Vanguard

Apple’s iWatch must set right price from start
Price point critical to success of Apple's entry into competitive smartwatch market.
Apple may change way you pay for pizza
Analysts boost targets ahead of iPhone 6
Giant iPad has few fans among tech insiders

Google-ize your office and become more productive
Commentary: Attention to space and light makes environment better, writes Jurica Dujmovic.

Feinstein: Obama too cautious o n ISIS
Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman criticizes fellow Democrat for hesitancy to act against Islamic State terrorists who have taken over parts of Iraq and Syria.
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/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,711 -18 0.16%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 +0 0.09%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,322 +17 0.53%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,477 +52 0.34%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,752 +10 0.04%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,236 +18 0.83%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,868 +229 0.86%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,314 -13 0.39%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 +0.00 0.10%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 104.28 +0.10 0.09%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 +0.00 0.19%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.17%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.79 +0.05 0.06%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.75 0.00 0.00%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.34 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.89 0.00 0.22%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.42 -0.03 1.15%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.25 +0.02 0.87%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.28 +0.02 1.10%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.49 0.00 0.58%
Crude Oil
96 0 0.27%
Gold
1,288 +0 0.01%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 366 -3 0.88%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,072 -13 0.08%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,999 -3 0.12%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 0 0.09%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.82 0.97 1.31%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.50 0.25 0.24%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.60 2.40 0.42%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.09 0.08 0.50%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.65 0.26 0.51%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.41 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.96 0.22 0.63%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.84 -0.08 -0.17%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.98 -0.03 -0.12%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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81.50MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 78.60M
Unchanged
293
Decliners
1860
Advancers
4319
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,098 +19 0.11%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,580 +23 0.50%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,003 +7 0.33%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,622 +1 0.04%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,288 +0 0.02%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 95.72 -0.24 0.25%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,816 -4 0.05%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,458 -12 0.13%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,369 -12 0.27%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,349 -102 0.50%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,719 -10 0.09%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 +0 0.10%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,322 +17 0.53%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,477 +52 0.34%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,752 +10 0.04%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,236 +18 0.83%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,868 +229 0.86%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,314 -13 0.39%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.31 +0.00 0.08%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 104.28 +0.10 0.09%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 +0.00 0.18%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.17%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.79 +0.05 0.06%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.75 0.00 0.00%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.34 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.89 0.00 0.04%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.42 -0.03 1.12%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.25 +0.02 0.91%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.28 +0.02 1.10%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.49 0.00 0.58%
Crude Oil
96 0 0.25%
Gold
1,288 +0 0.02%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 366 -3 0.88%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,074 -11 0.06%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,999 -3 0.12%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 19 0 0.06%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 74.82 0.97 1.31%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.50 0.25 0.24%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 571.60 2.40 0.42%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.09 0.08 0.50%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.65 0.26 0.51%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.41 -0.01 -0.06%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.96 0.22 0.63%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.84 -0.08 -0.17%
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National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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