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  • The perfect time for a financial health check up

    I am writing this in anticipation that it will be published on Nov. 26. That means that there are just 28 shopping days until Christmas, a fact that will probably not concern most of our readers. More critically however, is that you have only 34 days or...
  • How do you spell free college money? Try 'FAFSA'

    "You should write about college aid and the FAFSA," my brother said. FAFSA? Why would I write about a little-used, totally made-up universal language? "That's not FAFSA, that's Esperanto." Right, right. FAFSA is one of those yappy long-haired dogs that...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Is partner eligible for Social Security benefits?

    Dear Liz: My partner of 30 years recently died. Am I eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? I don't want anything I don't deserve, but if I'm entitled to something, every penny would be appreciated. I am 54 and make minimum wage. Answer: Your...
  • Volunteers can help prevent many unhappy tax returns

    Volunteers can help prevent many unhappy tax returns
    If you like numbers and helping people: AARP is looking for you. The AARP Foundation, which funds and coordinates community programs, needs volunteers for its popular Tax-Aide service. Those interested can attend a recruitment event at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 at...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Why stupid voters will never get their way

    I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy — Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander — but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. Obama administration health care consultant Jonathan Gruber was...
  • Microsoft sues IRS for details of tax probe contract

    SEATTLE Microsoft is suing the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to get details of an agreement between the tax regulator and a law firm examining how Microsoft tallied its sales between subsidiaries. The underlying tax matter is a big one for...
  • Minnesota AG says Value Village's owner mishandled donations, disclosures

    BELLVUE, Wash. The thrift-store behemoth anchored by Value Village shops has been accused by Minnesota's attorney general of underpaying some of its charity partners, misleading donors of goods about what's tax deductible and poorly documenting its...
  • Susan Tompor: Hardship exemption for health coverage can be confusing

    One quirky twist in the Affordable Care Act is that millions of uninsured people could need a year-end tax checkup, if they want to avoid headaches and penalties when they file their tax returns next year. Sure, taxes are already plenty confusing. But...
  • Identity thieves used college student accounts to defraud IRS: prosecutors

    U.S. law-enforcement officials on Tuesday arrested 17 people accused of trying to collect almost $2 million in bogus tax refunds using college student accounts, the latest identity scam to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. Identity thieves in...
  • Tax attorney used IDs of dead children to avoid taxes

    A former San Diego tax attorney and accountant who used the IDs of dead children to avoid paying taxes was sentenced Monday to federal prison for 57 months. Lloyd Taylor, 71, was convicted of 19 felonies. He "tried in every conceivable way to avoid...
  • Westlake High coach sues parent who accused him of 'child abuse'

    Westlake High coach sues parent who accused him of 'child abuse'
    Parents of athletes complaining about coaches in big-time high school sports is about as common as booing from the bleachers. But a coach in Ventura County said one parent went too far — and he's suing him for $1 million. In a 10-page civil...