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Tax and Politics

Politics may be divisive and polarizing, but it impacts every aspect of our lives—including our taxes. Read this section of our blog to find out when Washington is taking aim at tax policy. New tax laws, tax debates, and even state headlines can be found here. We’ll walk you through all the biggest headlines to help you understand how our elected officials may affect your taxes. Have questions about your taxes? Get them answered by using our free live chat feature, located to the bottom right of your screen – or by clicking here.

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The Taxpayer First Act, Explained
Ever heard of the Taxpayer First Act? We bet that at some point or another, you’ve heard of it; maybe it was mentioned on the nightly news, covered in-depth on the radio, or mentioned in the newspaper. However, there’s a good chance you haven’t...
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What Every Democratic Presidential Candidate Has to Say about Taxes (Part 2)
Has it been a week already? The first round of democratic primary debates took place just over a week ago, during which viewers watched twenty candidates, split into two nights of ten, square off on major contentious topics including health care and ...
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What Every Democratic Presidential Candidate Has to Say about Taxes (Part 1)
Let’s get political. Well, not too political. We’re tax resolution specialists, not political consultants. On the other hand, we’re realists. While other issues may come and go, there truly is almost nothing more certain in the U.S. than taxes....
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What Does Amazon HQ2 Mean for Taxpayers?
Scoot over, Amazon’s moving in. One of the biggest headlines for the e-commerce and cloud-computing titan has been its dramatic, prolonged selection process for a location for its HQ2. Amazon may already operate in hundreds of countries, but its ex...
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5 Huge Tax Measures Taxpayers Voted Down on Election Day
The election has come and gone. And what a tumultuous election it was! Historic numbers of Americans (over 47 percent of eligible voters) on November 6 made their voices heard on everything from ballot measures to hotly contested senate elections. Th...
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Trump’s Tax Cuts Explained: What is a Pass-Through Business?
Just like any other piece of legislation passed by Congress, you can expect it to take some time for the fine details of the bill to be completely laid out. But if you were wondering when the dust would settle on 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the T...
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Are You Going to Get Hit By a Surprise Tax Bill This Year?
Even if you’ve worked to get your taxes just right in previous years, changes in the tax law could mean big changes in what you owe even if your job and personal situation hasn’t changed. Here’s what to look out for. Did You Update ...
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What to Do When Your Return Is Rejected
Filing your taxes can be a huge undertaking, even if your financial situation hasn’t changed much since last year, so submitting or mailing is often quite the stress relief. But what happens if the IRS rejects your return? Why does it get rejected?...
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Interest Rates On Taxes Are Increasing
As if you needed another reason to file your taxes on time and avoid penalties, the IRS announced that interest rates are increasing for the quarter that began April 1, 2018. The interest raise has more implications than just more money owed for over...
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How to Protect Yourself from Tax Identity Theft
During tax season, consumers must be extra vigilant with their personal information. Each year the IRS compiles a “Dirty Dozen” list detailing the most common tax scams of the year. Identity theft continues to make the list year after yea...
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