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Paying taxes is painful... but reading about them shouldn't be.

Last Build Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:41:27 +0000


The Post I Swore I Wouldn’t Write: Thoughts On 9/11

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:38:50 +0000

As time marches on, some dates get harder and harder to remember – even the important ones. My mind is fuzzy about the first day of college. I cannot completely remember what I was doing on my graduation day. And, I only have spotty recollections of the days leading up to my wedding. But 9/11? ... Read more

Congress Questions IRS On Efforts To Access Coinbase Customer Data

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:14:37 +0000

For months, customers, lawyers, and privacy experts have been voicing concerns about the scope of a “John Doe” summons that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeks to serve on on Coinbase. Now, Congress has joined the clamor. This week, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch ... Read more

My Mother’s Maiden Name Is Cumberbatch (And Other Lies I Tell For The Sake Of Security)

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:12:30 +0000

I’m terrible at telling lies. It’s a fact. If you’ve ever met me in real life, you know that this is true. You can usually root out the truth from me in the matter of a few minutes. I can’t keep a straight face. I’m an Anderson-Cooper-level eye-roller at the best of times. It’s the ... Read more

High Profile Russian Money Laundering Case Settles Days Before Trial

Tue, 16 May 2017 10:05:44 +0000

We won. That was the claim from all parties after a civil case involving allegations of Russian money laundering ended this month. Joon H. Kim, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that the case had settled just before the trial was set to begin. The case was initially brought in 2013. ... Read more

IRS Offers Bonus Charitable Deductions For A Limited Time

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 19:28:13 +0000

It appears that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is taking Congress’ edict to “do more with less” very seriously. In a move that’s sure to raise some eyebrows, the federal agency has announced that it will allow taxpayers to claim an enhanced “bonus” charitable deduction for contributions made directly to the agency for a limited ... Read more

Have A Tax Question? What You Need To Know Before You Ask The Taxgirl

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:38:40 +0000

Got a tax question? Here's how to Ask The Taxgirl.

IRS Announces National Search To Replace The Commissioner

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:33:54 +0000

In response to GOP calls for his resignation, or worse, impeachment, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen has announced that he will step down following tax season. He has, however, one condition: he wants the taxpayers to choose his replacement. Koskinen’s decision, while a bit surprising, is not completely out of character for IRS. ... Read more

The Jobs Board Is Back!

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:59:42 +0000

I’ve been asked a lot about the jobs board. With the old jobs board, folks emailed me their posts and I would post them. It was time-consuming and well, it fell by the wayside. Now, it’s back by popular demand. You can find it here. The new format is a bulletin board style, powered by ... Read more

Have A Tax Question? Ask The Taxgirl

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:11:08 +0000

With tax season in full swing, my inbox is chock full of ask the taxgirl® emails. While I can’t answer every question, I’ll do my best to answer as many as possible. Here are a few tips to make sure that your email gets the best attention: I get a lot of emails and I ... Read more

Ask The Taxgirl: Disclaimer

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 03:08:23 +0000

Have a question for me? Before you ask, let’s make sure we understand a few things, ok? Unless you have a representation letter in hand, you and I don’t have an attorney-client relationship, capiche? I mean, I’m sure you’re a nice person. I appreciate you stopping by. But it doesn’t mean anything more (I’m having ... Read more