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Looks Like Russian Hackers Stole 100,000 Americans' Tax Returns Online

The Internal Revenue Service suspect that Russian hackers are the culprits who stole the tax records of at least 100,000 people this year, and—yep, you read that right. Russian hackers! If you’re getting déjà vu, that’s because this marks the third time in very recent history that US government websites have been… » 5/29/15 10:22am 5/29/15 10:22am

Thieves Used an Online IRS Service to Steal Info from 100,000 People

Paying taxes is generally an unpleasant time. But the baseline misery of siphoning cash back to bureaucrats sounds downright delightful compared to getting straight up robbed, which is what happened to a lot of people this year. The Internal Revenue Service shut down an online tax filing program today after announcing… » 5/26/15 6:30pm 5/26/15 6:30pm

It's Very, Very Easy for Hackers to Steal Your IRS Account

The only thing that sucks worse than doing taxes is a hacker stealing your identity, doing your taxes for you, and then depositing your return in a random bank account, where it can later be transferred to Nigeria. Sound impossible? It's not, according to the story of an unlucky man named Michael Kasper.
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Amazon's Deeply Discounting Tax Software Today, Plus More Deals

If you still haven't settled up with Uncle Sam, Amazon's offering terrific prices on H&R Block Tax Software, today only. Prices start at just $17 for the Deluxe edition (compared to $45 when purchased directly from H&R Block's website), and stretch up to $37 for Premium & Business (compared to $80). » 3/01/15 9:05am 3/01/15 9:05am

Get Ready For Tax Season With This Discounted H&R Block Software

2014 is in the rear view mirror, so in the next few months, we'll all have to settle up with Uncle Sam. If you're a sane person with fairly standard finances, you use software to do this, and several of H&R Block's offerings are heavily discounted today on Amazon. » 1/02/15 9:45am 1/02/15 9:45am

Spain's New "Google Tax" Could Be Bad for Everyone

The Spanish government has just approved a horrible law that will force news aggregation services, such as Google News, to pay news sites for each link they include with their content. You read that right: On top of sending sites a ton of traffic, Google (other aggregators like Yahoo News, and maybe even Facebook or… » 10/30/14 2:16pm 10/30/14 2:16pm

IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions for Custom Support

The IRS isn't exactly known for playing fast and loose with deadlines—your deadlines, that is. But when it comes to its own, its apparently a lot more willing to take their chances. In this case, that means paying millions of dollars to keep running Windows XP long after the deadline has come and gone. » 4/14/14 10:20am 4/14/14 10:20am

IRS Declares Bitcoin Is Property and Must Be Taxed As Such

With April 15 looming, plenty of bitcoin barons have been wondering how to treat their newfound crypto-fortunes. Does it count as capital gains? Is it taxed like a currency? Is it taxed at all? Well, on Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service announced definitively that Bitcoin is property, and will be taxed as such. » 3/25/14 2:24pm 3/25/14 2:24pm