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Owner Of Shuttered Mpls. Restaurant Charged With Tax Fraud

The owner of a former Minneapolis restaurant was charged Wednesday with 68 counts of failing to pay sales tax and filing fraudulent and false tax returns. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, 46-year-old Michael Ralph Whitelaw underreported sales by more than $1 million, and he underpaid tax by $100,000.

10/15/2014

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Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Tax Fraud Scheme

A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in prison for filing false income tax returns in order to obtain tax refunds, according to court documents.

10/08/2014

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MN Inmates Charged With Filing $400K In False Tax Returns

Two inmates at a Minnesota prison are accused of filing $400,000 in false tax claims to the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Tony Terrell Robinson, 30, and Tanka James Tetzlaff, 39, were each charged Tuesday with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and 10 counts each of making false claims.

08/19/2014

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MN Dept. Of Rev: Refunds From Tax Law Change On The Way

The Minnesota Department of Revenue says tax payers who qualify for refunds because of 2013 tax law changes will get their money by June 27. Department officials say 260,000 returns qualify for refunds, and 52,000 have already been reviewed manually. The review process is being automated to speed up the processing.

05/06/2014

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MN Revenue Department: File Your Taxes Now

Minnesota Department of Revenue officials have a message for taxpayers who haven’t filed their returns. The department says the new tax cuts are good to go, and taxpayers should file now. Those cuts were passed just a couple of weeks ago by lawmakers, and thousands of Minnesotans could benefit. A couple of weeks ago, the revenue department made a very unusual appeal, urging Minnesotans to wait to file their tax returns so it could re-calibrate its computers and re-write tax forms for the new cuts.

04/02/2014

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What’s On Your Tax Return?

Review your tax situation now so you have some idea what tax bracket you will fall into this year and decide whether you want to do the long 1040 or the short 1040EZ.

03/14/2014

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5 Tips For Doing Your Own Taxes

Save money — and maximize your refund — with these tips for doing your taxes all on you own.

03/03/2014

Electronic Tax Filing

Best E-Filing Programs For Tax Returns

Forget the stress of tax season by using one of these e-filing programs.

03/03/2014

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Good Question: Who’s Looking At Our Taxes?

Every year, the IRS receives 240 million tax returns. The Minnesota Department of Revenue processes 2.7 million returns. On Friday, WCCO viewer Brian from Shakopee was surprised when both the state and federal governments approved his filing within hours. He has a Good Question for us: Does an actual person actually read over tax forms, or does a computer program scan it for errors? According to Terri Steenblock, the assistant commissioner of individual taxes with the Minnesota Department Revenue, the answer can be both.

02/24/2014

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Minn. Tax Preparer Faces 28 Tax-Related Felonies

A 64-year-old Minnetonka man has been accused of stealing clients’ refund money while working as a tax preparer, the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced Wednesday.

02/12/2014

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Used Turbo Tax To File? You May Have To Do It Again

Just when you thought you were done with those tax returns, you may have to start over. The company that makes tax software like turbo tax says it messed up.

03/11/2013

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Law Prof. Sentenced For Failing To File Tax Returns

A Hamline University law professor has been placed on probation for two years for failing to file state tax returns for 2004 through 2007.

04/15/2011

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Feds End Bogus Tax Refunds To Prisoners

A new agreement aims to stop federal prisoners from collecting bogus tax refunds in their cells.

02/02/2011

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Extra Weekend Before Your Taxes Are Due

After the New Year, it’s never too early to talk about filing your taxes. And this year you’ll get some extra time to get that important paperwork filed.

01/04/2011

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