A new law will, in certain circumstances, require the IRS to use private debt collectors to recover unpaid taxes.
As the IRS moves more of its interactions with taxpayers online and to third-party intermediaries, experts predict that in-person communication with the tax agency could become more difficult.
And what these plans may reveal about the candidates' other priorities.
The essential questions voters should be asking about the presidential candidates' tax plans and how they will affect both individual consumers and the national economy.
Candidates' tax proposals offer a window into their opinions on tax. While the proposals will likely not pass as is, the candidates' opinions will shape discussion in Congress.
Corporate tax inversions have come under scrutiny as Pfizer plans a merger with Irish Allergen. However, inversions may only be a part of the problem.
Clinton proposed a new plan to address inversions – US firms combining with foreign firms for lower tax rates. The plan is far more aggressive than the actions President Obama has taken.
The rules in place today for the Child Tax Credit offer the best benefits for low-income families compared to alternative plans. Maintaining the current rules may be the best option.
Are ABLE accounts mislabeled? ABLE accounts offer many benefits for individuals diagnosed with disabilities, but they may not go far enough to ensure the availability of Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income.
Americans who don't sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this year will have to pay much larger penalties on their 2016 tax returns than during the ACA’s first two enrollment periods.
Pfizer's recent merger with Allergan has revived the debate over corporate inversion. One way the US could protect its tax base and slow inversions is by establishing an exit tax on US firms with deferred earnings.
The Treasury has been studying the practice of "earning stripping," or borrowing form a foreign parent company to pay a lower tax rate. Nothing has yet been done about it.
The Obama administration is addressing the 55 million Americans who do not save for retirement. The new initiatives will make saving easier than ever.
Most women are coming up short in retirement savings. This shortage could be due to a lack of effect tax incentives or a lack of resources. Either way, women should be saving more.
Marco Rubio's plan to cut federal gas tax and federal aid for transportation projects would give states greater flexibility, but also cause disputes on interstate projects.
Mexico's junk food tax is an example of how governments often tax harmful products, but is taxing a product to stop harmful actions always a viable option?
While most states are voting to make tax hikes more difficult, many are still uncertain about marijuana. This article details many of the results seen.
Most low-income families that are benefiting from the Earned Income Tax Credit need the help of a paid preparer. These perparers can make mistakes at the expense of the families. Regulation may help stop this.
A bipartisan tax reform deal might seem like a lost cause, but President Bush showed us it can be done.
The bi-partisan budget deal takes a small, but meaningful step toward cracking down on tax avoidance by large partnerships. It might not do enough, but it is signaling the right direction to head.