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What Do You Plan On Doing with Your Tax Refund? — Survey of the Day

The good news is that 67 percent of Americans expect to to get a refund from the IRS this year. The bad news is that much of this money is going to be spent taking care of other debts, rather than be used for something fun.

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10 Crazy Work Expenses Employees Tried to Write Off

Expense reports usually have the standard boring stuff — hotel rooms, gas, cab fares, client dinners and the like. But Robert Half Management Resources has evidence of creativity within the work force.

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Obama Taxes Christmas Trees

With a feeble economy that's threatening to derail the Christmas plans of many families across America comes this piece of news:  The Obama administration has imposed a 15-cent tax on Christmas trees

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Higher Taxes Could be Used To Curb America’s Junk Food Obsession

...Or, so says a new study published by the New York Times.  File this under the current "Far-Reaching-Scope" of the U.S. Government.
The answer, for New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman, is obvious: Put the government in charge of what people eat

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U.S. Taxpayers Get More Than They Pay For

With the tax deadline here and gone, a new study highlights the fact that U.S. taxpayers receive more from the government than they pay in.
For the first time since the Great Depression, households are receiving more income from the government than they are paying the government in taxes

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How To File an Extension For Your 2010 Taxes

Because of Emancipation Day, a little known Washington D.C. holiday that this year is being celebrated on April 15, US taxpayers had until April 18 to file their taxes.

For some people that still won't be enough time to get all their papers in order. If you find yourself in that boat, you can file for an extension with the IRS.

It's important to remember that filing an extension doesn't extend the due date for any money you owe the IRS, and you will have to pay interest and possibly penalties on any money you send to the government after the April 18 deadline.

Read on for advice, from the IRS website, on who should and shouldn't file for an extension.

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5 Most Memorable Accountants From the Movies

Often a character in a movie will be made an accountant to indicate that they're . . . well . . . boring.

But being a movie, this boring accountant has to be put in an interesting situation or nobody is going to want to pay ten bucks to see it.

So, in fact, many celluloid accountants turn out to be interesting and dynamic characters, rather than just soul-less bean counters.

We've compiled a list of five famous movie accountants in honor of tax season, which is also the season of the accountant.

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Five Forbidden Tax Deductions

One of the few joys of tax preparation is making deductions and watching your bill from Uncle Sam get lower and lower.

Here's a list of five expenses that might be tempting to deduct, but are strictly forbidden by the IRS.

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30 Last Minute Tax Tips

Taxes are due April 18th, so many people are last minute filers....including me. Did you miss something that might save you money? There are so many tax laws that allow people to deduct more from their income that aren't published anywhere. Here are 30 last minute tips that might get you a bigger refund check.

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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What Should You Have To File Your Taxes

Here's the ultimate Tax checklist. I hate doing taxes and with all the new laws I never know what  I can claim.

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