Personal taxes

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, Jordan Hamlett leaves federal court following his guilty plea in Baton Rouge, La. A federal judge is scheduled to sentence Hamlett on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, as the private investigator faces a possible prison sentence for misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his 2016 election. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
April 25, 2018 - 3:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana private investigator was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for repeatedly trying to electronically access Donald Trump's federal tax information several weeks before the 2016 election. Jordan Hamlett, 32, of Lafayette, pleaded guilty in December to...
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FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. The IRS website to make payments went down on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The IRS did not have an immediate explanation for the failure. But it said on its website that its online payment system became unavailable at 2:50 A.M. ET on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
April 17, 2018 - 8:14 pm
Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day. The IRS said that individuals or businesses with a filing or payment due Tuesday now have until midnight Wednesday to complete the task. Earlier Tuesday, Americans who had waited...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, smiles and applauds as small business owner Marga Coulp of Dover, N.H. and former Gov. John Sununu, far left, speak at an event on Tax Day, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Derry, N.H., to promote the recently passed tax cut package. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 17, 2018 - 7:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the outage of the IRS payment website (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The IRS is giving all taxpayers an extra day to file after its website went down on deadline day. The agency announced that individuals and businesses with a filing or payment that was due Tuesday now...
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An IRS Form 5305, Simplified Employee Pension — Individual Retirement Accounts Contribution Agreement is shown in New York on Monday, April 2, 2018. If small business owners want to set up the least complex retirement plans for their employees, the SEP, or Simplified Employee Pension, they can still do so by the due date for their returns. The owner must complete a formal written agreement to provide benefits to employees; the easiest way to do that is to complete IRS Form 5305. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
April 02, 2018 - 12:18 pm
EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLAN DEADLINE Small business owners who are considering starting retirement plans for their employees have a chance to save on their 2017 taxes. If they want to set up the least complex plan, the SEP, or Simplified Employee Pension, they can still do so by the due date for their...
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April 01, 2018 - 10:34 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's oldest city is preparing to charge homeowners a new fee to pay for firefighting services. City officials in Savannah approved the fire fee last year and the $256 annual charge to homeowners is slated to show up on property tax bills in September. Money raised by the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks before signing the first executive order of his administration in Trenton, N.J. Democratic officials in some high-tax states are pushing legislation that would retain a federal tax break for state and local taxes, a deduction that was capped in the recent GOP tax overhaul. Murphy’s office describes the push for a work-around to the new cap on local taxes as a matter of fairness, especially if many of the federal tax breaks expire as scheduled in 2027. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 04, 2018 - 11:30 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Resistance to the Republican tax overhaul comes with an ideological twist for some Democratic state officials: They've styled themselves as champions of the working class but are pushing hard for measures that would reduce taxes mostly for the wealthy. Democratic governors...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, a Delta Air Lines flight takes off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Georgia lawmakers punished Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines on Thursday, March 1, 2018, for its decision to cut business ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of a shooting at a Florida high school that killed over a dozen people. A tax measure, which was stripped of a jet-fuel tax break, passed the GOP-dominated Senate 44-10. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
March 02, 2018 - 12:19 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Georgia lawmakers' decision to punish Delta Air Lines for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Georgia Republican who led the charge for pro-gun lawmakers to punish Delta Air Lines says they were defending the values of "...
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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Gov. Deal's chief of staff Chris Riley confer in the senate before the senate went into recess and the Rules Committee stripped the Delta tax cut from legislation. Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders had hoped they could make a deal Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, on the Delta fuel tax legislation - which also includes a state income tax rate cut.(Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 1:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate approved a sweeping tax bill Thursday that punishes Delta Air Lines for cutting business ties with the National Rifle Association. The measure, which was stripped of a jet-fuel tax break, passed the GOP-dominated Senate 44-10, with only Democrats opposed. The...
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February 18, 2018 - 9:20 am
Tax returns surge over Presidents Day weekend, with the IRS saying it receives more phone calls on the day after Presidents Day than on any other day of the year. That can mean long waits for filers trying to get through on the phone. So where should you turn if you have a question? ONLINE Getting...
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FILE - This Dec. 3, 2015, file photo shows an existing home for sale in Roswell, Ga. Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017 as they battled for the biggest breaks possible in the most dramatic rewrite of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. The figures for the heavyweights are eye-popping. The National Association of Realtors tallied $22.2 million between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, according to newly filed disclosure reports. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
February 12, 2018 - 12:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017 as they battled for the biggest breaks possible in the most dramatic tax overhaul in more than 30 years. The figures for the heavyweights are eye-...
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