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How Dangerous Is It to Drive on Tax Day?

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” And the two may be even more closely linked than we thought — a new study shows fatal car crashes rise on April’s annual tax deadline day.

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Eight Things To Know If You Get a Letter from the IRS

First of all, if you haven't filed yet, don't panic! You have until Tuesday, April 17, to file your 2011 tax returns and pay any tax due because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day, a Washington D.C. holiday, falls this year on Monday, April 16, so we have two extra days to file this year.

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12 Ways You Can Tell That You Need a New Accountant

The deadline to pay for your taxes is just a couple of weeks away and if that’s a surprise to you, perhaps you should stop reading now and start looking in the phone book for an accountant who owns a calendar (or at least gives you a free one when you pay him).

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Taxpayers Upset Over Paying Security Bill for Whitney Houston’s Funeral

Taxpayers in Newark, N.J. are not too happy to learn that they will have to pay the bill for extra security that was provided for Whitney Houston‘s funeral last February. According to CBS 2, the city racked up $187,000 in police overtime during the pop icon’s funeral service.

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Should Soft Drinks and Other Sugary Drinks Be Taxed? — Survey of the Day

Much like cigarettes and alcohol are taxed, there is a movement afoot to levy similar charges on soft drinks and other sweetened beverages.

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IRS Releases List of States in America With Most Millionaires

In case you ever wondered where all the rich people lived, for hunting purposes, here is a handy little list released by our friends at the Internal Revenue Service.

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Does the IRS Owe You Money? Find Out!

Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy is reaching out to Louisiana residents whose income tax refunds from years past are waiting to be claimed. Kennedy is advising Louisiana residents to check out the refund list at facebook.com/Louisi

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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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Louisiana Law Says You Must Pay Tax on Online Purchases

Did you know that if a website doesn't charge you tax, you are supposed to pay it yourself when you file your taxes? It's true. The Louisiana Department of Revenue reminds shoppers that 'online' does not mean 'tax-free'.

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‘Jersey Shore’ Costs New Jersey Taxpayers $420,000

‘Jersey Shore’ doesn’t just rot brains — it drains tax coffers, too.

MTV’s hit reality show, which depicts the exploits of a group of raisin-tanned 20-somethings as they live and party along the New Jersey coastline, has just had $420,000 of its 2009 production costs covered by the state’s Economic Development Authority.

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Louisiana’s Second Amendment Tax Holiday is This Weekend

You have the chance to save some money on hunting gear this weekend during Louisiana's Second Amendment Tax Holiday Weekend, which will last for three days. The state sales tax on guns, ammo, archery gear and a number of hunting-related items will be suspended

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U.S. Government Has $1 Billion No One Wants

That's right! In a time of recession, lost jobs, funding cuts to education, recod budget deficits,and alarming unemployment rates, the U.S. Government is sitting on one billion dollars that no one seems to want anything to do with. 

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