Latest Personal taxes News

IRS to pay visits to high-income taxpayers who fail to file

Feb. 19, 2020 2:41 PM EST

If you earn six figures and haven't been filing your taxes, the IRS may come knocking. The agency said Wednesday that it is stepping up its efforts to visit high-income taxpayers who failed in prior years to file their tax returns on time. Revenue officers across the country will increase face-to-face visits...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Feb. 19, 2020 12:30 PM EST

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Feb. 19 The Cullman Times on Alabama's upcoming sales tax holiday: This weekend’s sales tax holiday for severe weather preparedness is a great opportunity to save money on items you may need as we enter tornado season. Before you go shopping, though, we...

Man gets 15 months for false tax return, failures to file

Feb. 19, 2020 10:11 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport business owner has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for tax crimes. Federal court records say Jonathan Folker also was ordered at his sentencing Thursday in Davenport to pay restitution of nearly $257,000, with interest. He'd pleaded guilty in August to two counts of...

FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo Keith Saunders, left, a certified Cover California insurance agent, explains a health insurance plan to Mark Tammes at a registration site in Sacramento, Calif. More than 1.5 million people in California have purchased health insurance through the taxpayer funded marketplace, Covered California, state officials announced, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. It is the first increase in enrollment after three years of decline. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Following gain, California to reopen health coverage signups

Feb. 18, 2020 4:26 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 1.5 million people in California have purchased health insurance through a taxpayer funded marketplace, state officials announced Tuesday, the first increase in enrollment after three years of decline. It's a 1.6% increase over last year, a jump that comes after the...

Editorial Roundup:

Feb. 17, 2020 10:00 AM EST

Omaha World Herald. February 13, 2020 The Nebraska Legislature has important oversight responsibilities The Legislature’s oversight of state agencies has proven valuable in the past, and a proposal for a special legislative committee to monitor conditions at the state’s juvenile offender facilities...

Editorial Roundup:

Feb. 17, 2020 9:00 AM EST

The Detroit News. February 13, 2020 Whitmer not above Michigan’s reading law In her response to the State of the Union address last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used a favorite catchphrase of Democrats when she said “no one is above the law.” While she was referring to President Donald Trump,...

Ex-Baltimore police commissioner released from prison

Feb. 15, 2020 12:24 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore police commissioner who pleaded guilty to failing to file federal tax returns has been released from prison. Prison officials told The Sun on Friday that Darryl De Sousa was being transferred from federal prison to “community custody,” a supervised...

Feds: Officer texted club about undercover cop, then lied

Feb. 14, 2020 5:11 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati police officer was arrested Friday on charges that she lied to federal investigators about confirming by text a nightclub owner's suspicion that a customer was an undercover officer. Quianna Campbell, 39, appeared in federal court Friday afternoon after charges were unsealed,...

Wisconsin Republicans propose $250 million income tax cut

Feb. 14, 2020 2:17 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Income taxes would be cut by an average of $106 for a majority of tax filers in Wisconsin under a Republican proposal unveiled Friday that lawmakers plan to vote on next week and quickly send to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. The nearly $250 million income tax cut is the largest part of...

FILE- This Feb. 13, 2019, file photo shows multiple forms printed from the Internal Revenue Service web page that are used for 2018 U.S. federal tax returns in Zelienople, Pa.  The majority of individual taxpayers in the U.S. are eligible to file their taxes for free, yet many may be unaware or confused by how to do so.    Improvements have been made and Free File should be easier to use in 2020. But, with tax season getting into full gear, users should be aware of the details of the service and alternatives. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Free tax filing has confused many Americans. Here's help.

Feb. 13, 2020 3:51 PM EST

The majority of individual taxpayers in the U.S. are eligible to file their taxes online for free, yet many may be unaware or confused by how to do so. The tax industry and the IRS have played a part in the problem. Together they run the IRS Free File system, which about 70% of taxpayers are eligible for but...