Last-Minute Filers: Avoid Common Errors

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay the processing of their returns. Here are some ways to avoid common mistakes. File electronically. Filing electronically, whether through e-file or IRS Free File, vastly reduces tax return errors, as the tax software does the calculations, flags common errors […]

Eager buyers knocking on doors

Faced with a reduced inventory of available homes and an improving housing market, buyers eager to make a move are approaching homeowners who don’t even have a for-sale sign in the yard. According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, 20 percent of the respondents say they sold their homes as a result of […]

IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2013

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud. The Dirty Dozen listing, compiled by the IRS each year, lists a variety of […]