Tax News

The U.S. tax code doesn't change frequently, but when it does, it can have a major effect on your life. From small form changes to major policy shifts, The Balance's tax coverage keeps you informed.
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Is Child Credit Still Relief Bill’s Best-Kept Secret?
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4M to Receive Refunds Under Jobless Benefit Tax Break
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Taxpayer Advocate Calls IRS Backlog 'Historically High'
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Want Child Tax Credit Cash ASAP? Use This New IRS Tool
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First Child Tax Credit Payment Opt-Out Deadline Is Here
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Life Changes and Capital Gains Hikes: It’s Complicated
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Taxpayers Now Can Opt To Delay Payment of Child Credit
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Don't File Taxes? IRS Unveils Child Credit Registration
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You’ve Got Mail: IRS Sends Update on Child Tax Credit
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IRS Distributes 1.1 Million More ‘Plus-Up’ Payments
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2.8 Million Refunds for Unemployment Taxes Are Coming
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Money Lessons for Kids Could Cost You the Kiddie Tax
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Why You Might Want To Delay Child Tax Credit Money
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IRS Doles Out 900,000 More ‘Plus-Up’ Payments
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Avoid a Shock at Tax Time by Adjusting Withholding Now
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Miss Monday’s Tax Filing Deadline? No Need to Panic
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First Tax Refunds From Benefit Break to Come This Week
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Taxes Are Due. If You’re Not Set, Here’s What To Know
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Tax Refunds Are Delayed As IRS Works To Cut Backlog
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New Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments To Start in July
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As Tax Season Continues, IRS Issues Tip for Next Year
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IRS Establishes New Office to Root Out Tax Cheaters
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States Still Spinning from Tax Season Curveballs
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Time’s Up! First Estimated Payment Is Due Thursday
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Tax Cheats Cost US $1 Trillion per Year, IRS Says
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Tax Day 2021: Your Questions Answered
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Refunds on Unemployment Taxes To Come As Soon As May
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IRS Gives Savers an Extra Month to Salt Away 2020 Funds
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IRS Seen as Unfairly Excluding Those Who Pay Own Taxes
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Bring on the E-Filings! Tax Firms Set for Benefit Twist
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Top 1% Makes Up More Than a Third of Unpaid Taxes
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IRS to Issue Automatic Refunds for Unemployment Taxes
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Federal Tax Deadline Moved to May 17
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IRS: Early Filers Sit Tight on Jobless Benefit Change
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You Might Need to Refile to Get Unemployment Tax Break
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The First Question on the 1040 Tax Form? Bitcoin.
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This Year's New Pandemic-Driven Tax Benefits
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The IRS Opens for Business and Urges Early Filing
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Waiting for the Dust to Settle Before Filing Taxes? Don’t.
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Don't Recognize That 1099 Form? Don't Pay Taxes on It
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Will I Be Taxed on My Stimulus Check?
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Educators Get a Tax Break on Pandemic Supplies
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Millions Ambushed by Taxes on Their Unemployment Checks
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Tax Season May Start Late, But You Should File Early
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Free 2020 Tax Forms Available for Early Filers
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Employers Can Offer New Student Loan Perk Through 2025
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This Giving Season, Take Advantage of New Tax Incentive
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Finally, No More Filing Amended Tax Returns by Mail
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Still Waiting on Your Tax Refund? You Have a Small Bonus Coming