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The Bottom Line Blog

I’m Listening

Summary: Earlier this month, we wrote about an IRS plan designed to relieve call times by switching communications to the web. The Service still doesn’t

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High Stakes

Summary: “Staking” is a way to earn income similar to mining without feeling guilty that you’re condemning future generations to a diet of Soylent Green.

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Odds Are Good

Summary: Last month, one fortunate gambler proved it’s better to be lucky than smart and turned a $20 credit into $579,020. The fans at the

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Let’s Face the Music and Dance

Summary: Of course, the IRS knows most Americans won’t trust them to manage sensitive identity information. So they’ve paid $86 million to outsource the job to an

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Offensive Tax Interference

Summary: Did you know most states (and cities with earnings taxes) impose “jock taxes” on visiting players, which means they pay the same as if

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Virtue Is Its Own Reward

Summary: Under current law, if your charitable donation entitles you to any sort of tangible benefit, the portion of your gift that covers the benefit

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Resolutions for 2022

Summary: January 1st is when we traditionally resolve to make our lives a little better. But we’re going to propose another resolution to save you even

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A Visit From St. Nicholas

Summary: This visit from St. Nick brings more than just gifts! Santa is also looking out for your financial future. I heard him exclaim, with no

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The Twelve Days of Taxmas

Summary: Even the Twelve Days of Christmas just means twelve more opportunities for the taxman. Every year, PNC Bank publishes its “Christmas Price Index” to track

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Say Yes to the Dress

Summary: If you wanted to start a 12-step program for limousine liberals, you probably couldn’t find a better place than the Met Gala. But there’s

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Duck!

Summary: Our friends at the IRS have planned for all kinds of disasters and more! The first level of IRS emergency preparedness deals with day-to-day disasters

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