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Focus on South Florida: Tax Help & Tax Scams

We are now officially in the final one-month countdown to the 2013 income tax deadline. The I-R-S Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers free tax preparation to people who qualify. We focus on the “VITA” program — who can benefit from the service, why so many people are not taking advantage of it, and how to avoid the numerous tax scams circulating out there.

My TV 33–03/16/2014

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Tax Advice: Common Small Business Tax Filing Mistakes

Small businesses can innocently make tax mistakes that wind up racking up steep penalties. Consider these common mistakes before filing your taxes.

03/10/2014

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Newlywed? Whether To File Separately Or Jointly

Newlyweds are often confused about the best type of filing for their particular situation as well as the legalities involved. If you want to enjoy the lowest tax rate possible, you’ll need to do your homework, starting with these considerations.

03/03/2014

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Should You E-File Or See A Tax Specialist For Your Returns?

When it comes to figuring your taxes, should you rely on software or turn to a pro?

03/03/2014

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Tax Tips For Retirees

With careful planning, you may find yourself paying the IRS much less than you have in years past.

03/03/2014

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Beware Of Tax Refund ID Theft

It is that time again. Time to begin filing your 2013 tax returns. It’s also time for the thieves and scammers to try to get your tax refund before you do. Tonight, CBS4’s David Sutta looks at the skyrocketing cost of identity theft impacting taxpayers, and what’s being done to reign in fleeced IRS refunds.

CBS4–02/10/2014

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IRS Warning: Watch Out For Tax Scams

It’s that time of year again. Tax forms from employers and banks are in the mail and identity thieves will be doing what they can to cash in, fraudulently, on Uncle Sam.

02/09/2014

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IRS Gets Rid Of Automatic Gratuities At Restaurants

The Internal Revenue Service has managed to do what years of customer complaints could not. It got rid of gratuities being automatically being added to your bill.

01/16/2014

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Miami Gardens Man Pleads Guilty To Identity Theft

A Miami Gardens man has pleaded guilty to identity theft. Jean-Elguentino entered his plea Monday in federal court.

12/24/2013

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Judge Critical Of Prosecutors In Tax Evasion Case

A West Palm Beach woman who was hit with tax evasion charges should receive a presidential pardon, according to a federal judge.

CBS4–04/27/2013

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