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

Filing Your Taxes Online Was Even More Terrible in 1991

If you're one of the many tax-procrastinating thrill seekers who waited until the last minute to get cracking, there's a pretty good chance you spent most of that time cursing TurboTax's powers that be. It might have even been enough to make you yearn for a simpler time, a time when we weren't dependent on the… » 4/15/13 2:40pm 4/15/13 2:40pm

A Map of Where You Have to (Or Will Soon Have to) Pay Taxes on Amazon

Not paying taxes on stuff from Amazon is one of those little (slightly unpatriotic but whatever) joys that make life worth lifeing. Right now, there are just five states that tax the online retailer, but more are eyeing the chance. Here's a map, made by Reuters with data from the University of Tennessee, of where you… » 4/30/12 2:40pm 4/30/12 2:40pm