The IRS has caught up with a few of the recently renewed tax extenders. It's now accepting returns that claim tuition and fees, PMI payments and forgiven home debt.
The Supreme Court is about to decide standards for collecting remote sales tax, but some Congressional action might be necessary, too. (Internet sales tax map via the Tax Foundation)
A change in business entertainment expense deductions will affect high-dollar luxury sports seating, as well as less-costly expenditures by small companies. (Fans enjoy sporting event luxury suite amenities at AT&T Stadium Dallas; SuiteHop via Facebook)
Before you head out to your St. Patrick's Day parties, check out these 17 ways to save on your 2017 tax return. They could save you some green! (Connemara, along Ireland's west coast, by Fred Bigio via Flickr CC)
The IRS says its voluntary offshore account disclosure program (some call it a #tax amnesty) will end on Sept. 18. (Offshore Shell Games_2017 report_ITEP_PIRG)
On this Pi Day pie day, the infinite post-decimal digits of pi provide some things to think about when we enter our numbers on our tax returns. (Pi Day pie with cutout symbol and digits in crust from Maxime Duprez via Twitter)
Series of blizzards prompt IRS to give weather-affected businesses more time to file tax extensions. (Winter storm Skylar Portsmouth New Hampshire 031318 via Weather Channel)
Donations can do both you as a giver and the nonprofit you give to a lot of good as long as they are legit. Fake charities and inflated refund schemes are again on the IRS' Dirty Dozen tax scam list. (Charity scam via Keep Safe Coalition)
More daylight saves wildlife, according to an Australian study. Your tax-deductible donations to wildlife nonprofits could help, too. (Foraging koala_by Arnaud Gaillard via Wikipedia CC)
Spring training is fun for us fans, but it's just part of the big business of MLB. Under the new tax law, it and all major league sports franchises could face tax troubles when it comes to trading players. (Publix-Field-at-Joker-Marchant-Stadium-Detroit-Tigers-Spring-Training_Visit-Florida)
It's never too early or late to think about retirement savings. Here are the 2018 plans inflation affected limits, which weren't superseded by the new tax law's changes. (Nest egg savings_401K-2012 Flickr)
If you didn't file a 2014 federal return in 2015 and are due a refund for that year, your chance to get your money is running out. (Tax refund scrabble tiles by GotCredit via Flickr CC)
Some members of Congress are still fighting for their constituents who prepaid 2018 property taxes last year. The latest effort is another letter to the IRS seeking specifics on how it came to its December prepayment advisory.
The new tax provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act meant that the IRS had to recalculate some 2018 inflation adjustments. Here they are.
Be careful out there, folks. Tax scams are pervasive, especially during tax filing season. A biggie once again is phishing, which tops the IRS' 2018 list of the Dirty Dozen tax scams.
Did you go see one of the Oscar-nominated films after the possible award winners were announced? You helped provide an Oscar bump not to just the films, but also to state treasuries that collect movie theater ticket taxes. (Saturday afternoon at the movies vintage photo_Keith Page archives via Kevin Dooley on Flickr)