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IRS Website Overwhelmed With Taxpayers Constantly Checking It

The Internal Revenue Service has a message for taxpayers eager to learn the status of their tax refund: Please don’t check the IRS website every five minutes — once a day is enough.

02/14/2013

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Tia Elbert Gets All A’s, 36 Points A Game

Tartan High School’s Tia Elbert averages about 36 points per game – not bad for a girl who took some time getting comfortable with basketball and Minnesota.

01/26/2013

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State Says No Need To Rush On Minn. Tax Filings

When it comes to those 2013 Minnesota income tax filings, state officials say there’s no rush.

01/15/2013

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Minn. Fee On Tardy Taxpayers Stays Steady In 2013

Tardy taxpayers won’t see their Minnesota late fees rise in 2013. The Department of Revenue says that the interest rate on delinquent taxes will remain at 3 percent next year.

11/29/2012

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Opinion: Churches Shouldn’t Be The Next Super PACs

It is time to end the tax exempt status of religious organizations that advocated for a partisan candidate.

11/13/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Friday Tax Document Dump Only Raises More Questions

If the GOP wants a candidate to “man up”, they should tell Mitt Romney to grow up and stop hiding his returns and stop disparaging working Americans for meeting their tax obligations while he dodges his.

09/24/2012

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Good Question: Are Churches Allowed To Say ‘Vote Yes’ Or ‘Vote No’?

Most of us would have a problem with our preacher telling us who to vote for. That’s why the advocacy for or against a constitutional amendment, which would define marriage as only between a man and woman, has gained so much attention.

09/13/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney’s 13% Tax Admission Is Not Enough

Mitt Romney pays a SHOCKINGLY low percentage of his income on taxes. For a man of his means seeking public office it is a SHAMEFUL number. But Romney is a man without shame.

08/17/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Tax Problem

Mitt Romney is the person who needs to put up or shut up in his dispute with Harry Reid. There is no reason to believe a word he is saying about his taxes.

08/09/2012

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Opinion: Harry Reid Gives Mitt Hell

An investor in Bain told Senator Reid that Mitt Romney had not paid any taxes over a ten year period, but maybe the more intriguing story is who else he hasn’t been sending money to in years past.

08/01/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Gold Medal In Tax Deductions

“[Romney] has pushed the envelope all the way to the edge, to his benefit, and I think that Americans would find that pretty distasteful. I think it’s going to make Americans recoil, and that’s why I think he’s not releasing those returns,” said Former Auto Czar Steve Rattner.

07/30/2012

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Opinion: Romney Has Disclosed Zero Complete Tax Returns

It turns out Romney either lied to the American public or filed an incomplete and incompetent IRS return in 2010. W. Mitt Romney is hiding the document that reveals more information about the money he is hiding in financial institutions favored by despots, terrorists, drug dealers, money launderers and tax cheats.

07/19/2012

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Cain, Bachmann Headline Tax Rally

The rainy steps of the capitol were the backdrop for the annual Tax Cut Rally.

04/28/2012

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Good Question: If You’re Not Part Of The 1%, What Percent Are You?

Money and class are a huge part of the national discourse right now. Who is the 20 percent, the 10 percent, the top 1 percent? Where does your family compare to the rest of taxpayers in the United States?

04/16/2012

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Scam Victim Warns Of Tax Fraud Tactic

Tax day is days away. Tuesday, April 17th is the filing deadline this year. If you haven’t sent in your return yet, one Minnesota man warns that you could be hit with quite the surprise – someone else may file before you do.

04/12/2012

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Good Question: What Are Top Tax Audit Triggers?

With one week to go until the deadline to file 2011 income tax returns, none of us wants to hear from the Internal Revenue Service with the dreaded message: “You’re being audited.”

04/10/2012

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Tax Rackets – Common Scams Against Honest Taxpayers

Tax day is fast approaching. Review some of the more common tax scams, so that you can avoid them.

03/31/2012

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Moneywatch Editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger Tax Tips

Jill Schlesinger shares this report on preparing your income tax this week.

02/08/2012

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Minn. Pastor Hammond Backing Bachmann Again

A Minnesota evangelical preacher once criticized for endorsing Michele Bachmann’s congressional campaign from his church pulpit is now openly backing her presidential bid.

09/26/2011

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Labor Dept. Expands Enforcement Of Wage Violations

The Labor Department is signing agreements to share information with nine states and the Internal Revenue Service as it gets more aggressive in its program to crack down on businesses that cheat workers out of their hard-earned wages.

09/19/2011

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Minn., IRS Hold Class On Avoiding Money Laundering

Minnesota and IRS officials are schooling those who handle the cash on how to avoid money laundering.

09/14/2011

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New Social Security Scam Hits Midwest

There’s a new scam in town and the crooks aren’t using the Internet to get to their victims.

08/25/2011

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Delinquent Tax Bills In Wis. At $759 Million

Thousands of people or businesses owe Wisconsin a total of $759 million in unpaid state taxes.

07/25/2011

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Good Question: Where’s The Tax Refund?

Most of us have already filed our taxes, and many have already received our income tax refunds from the state and the federal government. However, many are still waiting, so where’s their refund?

04/20/2011

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IRS: 14,000 Minnesotans Due Unclaimed ’07 Refunds

The IRS says it has nearly $13.8 million in unclaimed refunds for 14,000 Minnesotans who have not yet filed their 2007 tax returns.

03/03/2011

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