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IRS website provides tools to help small businesses

The Internal Revenue Service reminds small businesses of the many free products available to help them understand and comply with the law

Amazon goes all-in on physical stores, buys Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion

Prime members may have tantalizing new benefits when Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods Market closes.

IRS now accepting renewal applications for ITINs set to expire by end of 2017

The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting renewal applications for the Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) set to expire at the end of 2017.

Look out, Zelle — PayPal is also touting a new instant bank transfer feature

PayPal's new instant transfer feature is a clear attempt to stay competitive with Zelle, a rival service that's only been around for a few weeks.

Millions of Americans got free Amazon credits from a lawsuit. It expires Saturday. Here's how to check

There were $400 million in credits. If you haven't used yours yet, they expire in a matter of days.

This year, make your summer vacation debt-free

Have a truly relaxing vacation by planning an affordable getaway

Orlando IRS Tax Forum registration deadline is June 27

The Orlando IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will take place July 11 to 13.

Richard Branson's newest company is in the middle of a billion-dollar space race

Getting startups beyond Earth's orbit could be a lucrative business

IRS continues to expand taxpayer services; adds new features to taxpayers online account

The Internal Revenue Service announced today the addition of several new features to the online account tool first introduced late last year as part of the IRS’s commitment to improve and expand taxpayer services.

Taxpayers abroad must file by June 15; extensions available; new filing deadline now applies to foreign account reports

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers living and working abroad that they must file their 2016 federal income tax return by Thursday, June 15.

4 things your father wants you to know about money and debt

On Father’s Day, June 18, children can benefit from Dad’s experience

Interest rates remain the same for the third quarter of 2017

The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2017

This startup wants to make the NBA even more diverse

On Thursday, Jopwell announced deals with professional teams including the Golden State Warriors, the Boston Celtics, and the L.A. Clippers.

5 of Daymond John's most profitable 'Shark Tank' deals

The FUBU founder and investor has scored some huge hits in his eight seasons on the show.

Is your romance a match in love and money?

7 money questions to answer before you say 'I do'

5 Ways military widows and dependents can use benefits wisely

This Memorial Day, honor your loved one by taking care of your family and resources

How to Instill Business Ethics in Today's Marketplace: An interview with Heider College of Business Dean Anthony Hendrickson PhD Video included

Today's Marketplace host Jane King sits down with Anthony Hendrickson PhD, Dean of the Heider College of Business at Creighton University.  

How smart are you about your credit score?

As final exams end, check scores with this real-life test

How to prioritize your post-graduation debt

From student loans to credit cards, what to pay first when you start adulting

Amazon makes it even easier to get free 2-day shipping

If you're a regular Amazon shopper who's not signed up for Prime, the new free shipping minimum offers an even better chance to save some cash.

8 Ways to save money on your commute

During National Bike Month, help your wallet by changing how you get to work or school

Zillow wants to help millennials buy their first homes with

Buying a house for the first time can be a daunting prospect, especially when it comes to budgeting. Zillow's new tool is here to help.

The truth about 10 credit card myths

Credit cards are a popular financial solution; be sure you know the facts

IRS explains how Offer in Compromise works

Taxpayers who have a tax debt they cannot pay may have heard that they can settle their tax debt for less than the full amount owed. It’s called an Offer in Compromise.

6 Ways couples can get out of debt in peace

Money can cause stress; learn to be open, honest – and debt-free

Despite pledge to boost diversity, Apple’s numbers have barely budged in past year

Apple may be all about diversity on the surface, but the numbers show that the company hasn’t made strides in becoming more diverse over the last year — its leadership is still overwhelmingly comprised of white men. 

FCC votes to eliminate price caps for business broadband customers

The FCC is permitting reduced competition between service providers to spur investment, but that could mean small businesses end up paying more.

Your next MasterCard may have a fingerprint sensor built into it

Companies are taking security very seriously these days, and biometric authentication is rapidly becoming the standard way to protect our identity.

Missed the Tax Return deadline? IRS offers help

The tax deadline for most taxpayers was Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The IRS has some advice for taxpayers who missed the filing deadline.  

IRS provides tips on determining if it’s really the IRS at your door

IRS provides tips on determining if it’s really the IRS at your door

Celebrate Earth Day by keeping money in your pocket

These 6 tips can save hundreds of dollars – and lighten the planet’s load

Last-minute IRS tax tips to consider

The IRS urges taxpayers to avoid waiting until April 18 to file their taxes. For those who do wait, the IRS has easy-to-access online resources to help.

IRS urges taxpayers not to rush; choose return preparers wisely

IRS urges taxpayers not to rush; choose return preparers wisely

Need an extension of time to file taxes?

This year’s tax-filing deadline is April 18. Taxpayers needing more time to file their taxes can get an automatic six-month extension from the IRS.

Uses, pros and cons of getting a personal loan

How personal loans can help you manage debt and other expenses.

IRS offers free help for last-minute filers

The Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers who have yet to file their 2016 federal income tax return to know they can still get last-minute free tax help. 

Top IRS tips to know about the home office deduction

Taxpayers who use their home for business may be able to deduct expenses for the business use of it.

Avoid common tax-filing errors; IRS encourages e-filing, careful review

As the April 18 income tax filing deadline approaches, millions of taxpayers may be rushing to complete their taxes and many may realize they're going to need more time. 

Keep in mind these basic tax tips for the sharing economy

If taxpayers use one of the many online platforms to rent a spare bedroom, provide car rides or a number of other goods or services, they may be involved in the sharing economy. 

8 Money lessons teens won’t learn in school

Young people can build skills in budgeting, saving and avoiding debt during Financial Literacy Month

Get credit for retirement savings contributions

Taxpayers who contribute to a retirement plan, like a 401(k) or an IRA, may be able to claim the Saver’s Credit. This credit can help a person save for retirement and reduce taxes at the same time.

Ten tax-time IRS tips to consider

The tax filing deadline is Tuesday, April 18 this year. This is because April 15 falls on a weekend and the following Monday is a holiday in the District of Columbia. Even with an extra three days, the IRS urges taxpayers to avoid waiting until the last minute to file their taxes.

Microsoft sued for $5 million in class action over Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft’s latest lawsuit over Windows 10 updates now claims the OS wiped files and broke computers.

7 Little-known facts about women’s money history

Learn some important dates in women’s financial history for Women’s History Month.

Free tax help available for the military

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax help to military members and their families. 

Top ten adoption tax credit facts to consider

Taxpayers who have adopted or tried to adopt a child in 2016 may qualify for a tax credit. Here are ten important things about the adoption credit.

IRS reminds taxpayers of April 1 deadline to take required retirement plan distributions

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who turned age 70½ during 2016 that, in most cases, they must start receiving required minimum distributions (RMDs) from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and workplace retirement plans by Saturday, April 1, 2017.

5 Ways single parents can raise debt-free, Money-smart kids

Observe Single Parents Day March 21 by learning to set a strong financial example.

Make the first stop for tax help

Tax help is available anytime at The official IRS website offers quick access to information and helpful tax tools.

Understanding the child and dependent care tax credit

The IRS urges people not to overlook the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. Eligible taxpayers may be able claim it if they paid for someone to care for a child, dependent or spouse last year.

6 Smart money moves to make in march

Avoid financial madness by managing these money tasks now

Five tax tips on unemployment benefits

Taxpayers who received unemployment benefits need to remember that it may be taxable. Here are five key facts about unemployment:

Medical and dental expenses may impact your taxes

Medical expenses can trim taxes. Keeping good records and knowing what to deduct make all the difference.

Interest rates remain the same for the second quarter of 2017

The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2017.  

Nine common filing errors to avoid

The IRS encourages taxpayers to file an accurate tax return. If a taxpayer makes an error on their return, it will likely take longer for the IRS to process it. 

Child going to college? How to preserve your financial future

Check off these money to-do’s to avoid excessive student debt.

Are you a candidate for debt negotiation?

How to know if negotiating your credit card debt is right for you.

6 ways debt can wreak havoc with your emotions

How to avoid unhealthy interactions between finances and feelings.

Six tax tips for the self-employed

Self-employed taxpayers normally earn income by carrying on a trade or business. Here are six important tips from the IRS for the self-employed.

Use IRS free file software on smart phones or tablets

The Internal Revenue Service announced that taxpayers now may use their smart phones or tablets to electronically prepare and file their federal and state tax returns through IRS Free File.

Are Social Security benefits taxable?

If taxpayers receive Social Security benefits, they may have to pay federal income tax on part of those benefits. These IRS tips will help taxpayers determine if they need to do so.

Early withdrawals from retirement plans

Many people find it necessary to take out money early from their IRA or retirement plan. Doing so, however, can trigger an additional tax on top of income tax taxpayers may have to pay. 

It’s finally back — Verizon again offers its unlimited plan to eager customers

You win when mobile service providers compete, and your latest victory comes in the form of unlimited data from Verizon.

Keep these 5 money problems from hurting your relationship

What not to do with your debt and finances this Valentine’s Day.

Choosing the correct filing status

The Internal Revenue Service reminds employers that the due date for filing Forms W-2, the Wage and Tax Statement for their employees for calendar year 2016, is now Jan, 31, 2017.

Safeguarding taxpayer data: Create strong passwords

The Internal Revenue Service reminds employers that the due date for filing Forms W-2, the Wage and Tax Statement for their employees for calendar year 2016, is now Jan, 31, 2017.

How to protect yourself from identity theft

Take 7 steps to defend your credit from today’s biggest consumer crime 

Five reasons to choose direct deposit

The Internal Revenue Service reminds employers that the due date for filing Forms W-2, the Wage and Tax Statement for their employees for calendar year 2016, is now Jan, 31, 2017.

Reminder: Employers must file forms W-2 by Jan. 31 this year

The Internal Revenue Service reminds employers that the due date for filing Forms W-2, the Wage and Tax Statement for their employees for calendar year 2016, is now Jan, 31, 2017.

7 Ways millennials can master the get-out-of-debt struggle

How to gain control of your finances and master your worries about debt

Special rules help many people with disabilities qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit; Up to 1.5 million fail to claim valuable benefit

The Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities to be aware of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and correctly claim it if they qualify.

Are you paying off debt the wrong way?

8 poor choices when you’re trying to get out of debt

Seven reasons taxpayers should E-file their taxes in 2017

Taxpayers who still file paper returns may find now is the best time to switch to e-file. Last year over 85 percent of taxpayers filed their taxes electronically. E-file is the fastest and safest way to file.

Tax preparedness series: Tax records – What to keep

As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service has information for taxpayers who wonder how long to keep tax returns and other documents.

What’s the best way to pay off your debt?

6 questions to ask about balance transfers and personal loans

Who will prepare your tax return?

As the start of tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to start thinking about who will prepare their 2016 federal tax return. 

IRS, Security summit partners remind taxpayers to recognize phishing scams

The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners cautioned taxpayers today to avoid identity theft by watching for phishing scams that can increase around the tax season.

SplashData releases its annual list of the 25 worst passwords

SplashData has just released its fifth annual list of the 25 worst passwords, and it looks like 365 days and a great number of security breaches did little to persuade us to improve our password strength.

IRS, Security summit partners, Remind taxpayers to protect themselves online

The Internal Revenue Service, the states and the tax industry today urged taxpayers to take steps to protect themselves online to help in the fight against identity theft.

Irs reminds millions about fines for not signing up for obamacare

Even as Republicans in Congress race to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the IRS is reminding millions of Americans they still need to sign up soon for health insurance if they don't want to pay fines.

There may still be a free way to upgrade Windows 8.1, Windows 7 to Windows 10

Provided by Microsoft pulled the plug on its program offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 on July 29. The company was rather aggressive in its attempt to get everyone on board with the latest platform, causing a lot of headaches. 

Verizon says goodbye to two-year contracts, and bumps its upgrade fee to $30

CES might have grabbed headlines for the past few days — but Verizon quietly made a few changes to its upgrade fee and two-year contract that will have a more immediate impact on new and existing customers.

7 Ways to save $100 a week

Add up these tips to find an extra $5,000 this year.

Thousands of jobs lost as Apple supplier Foxconn fully automates its factories

Apple supplier Foxconn may be getting rid of its human workforce. 

Do You Know How to Escape Credit Card Debt?

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10 debt relief options for eliminating what you owe in 2017.

Starting a daily photo project in 2017? This app will donate $1 for each image

Can one photo make a difference? Johnson and Johnson thinks so — for every photo shared through the Donate a Photo app, the company donates $1 to a non-profit.

Surprise! Apple dominates holiday season smartphone sales once again

Every year we take a look at the performance of our favorite devices and how they stacked up against each other. This year is no different, and (surprise, surprise!) Apple came out on top.

Snap just snapped up another company, this one in Israel

Snap is starting to snap up companies.

Apple reportedly in talks to manufacture devices in India

The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in talks with the Indian government to manufacture its products in India.

12 simple ways to improve next year’s finances now

A year-end checklist can streamline money management, maximize tax deductions and reduce debt

Trump meets tech industry leaders, with one notable absence

Tech industry execs from companies including Apple, Facebook, and Amazon descended upon Trump Tower on Wednesday to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. But there was one notable web giant that surprisingly didn’t receive an RSVP.

9 Holiday expenses that are easy to forget

Plan ahead for these costs so the holidays do not drive you into debt.

Top 5 social media trends for businesses in 2017

These new developments might change how you use social media.

Researchers identify ‘brute force’ method of stealing credit card information

Researchers at Newcastle University have published a paper detailing how brute force methodology could be used to figure out credit card payment information from the first six digits of a card number alone.

8 holiday spending mistakes to cross off your list

This year, plan to avoid these errors and come out ahead after the holidays.

Lack of sleep takes big bite out of world economies

Too little shut-eye can have far-reaching effects -- even financial ones, a new report says.

6 debt negotiation myths

What you need to know about debt negotiation if you are seeking help. 

6 tips for debt-free Black Friday shopping

How to plan a holiday shopping strategy that leaves a clean plate and a clean credit car.

Posting a picture of you drinking a beer no longer hurts your career, but this could...

New technology is helping companies screen out applicants for particular behaviors.

China to Trump: Don’t be ‘naive,’ or iPhone sales could suffer

China is taking a stance against Trump. In a piece published Monday by the state-run Global Times, the newspaper said that the incoming U.S. president would be "naive" to engage in a trade war with China.

5 ways to focus on gratitude, not spending, this Thanksgiving

How to celebrate the holiday while reducing costs, debt and stress.

Ireland will bring the fight over Apple taxes all the way to the EU Court

It looks like the fight between Ireland, Apple, and the EU is only set to escalate -- Ireland is prepared to bring that fight to EU courts. An order from the European Commission states Ireland charge Apple $14.5 billion in back taxes.

Is a personal loan right for you?

6 keys to understanding if you are a good candidate for a debt consolidation or other personal loan.

Facebook’s earnings smashed forecasts, so why did its stock suddenly tumble?

Facebook reported its latest quarterly data. Revenue climbed, profits soared, user numbers jumped, so why on earth did its stock value suddenly tumble?\

The simple life: Generation Z and millennial freelancers head to the country

Freelancers are increasing as a percentage of U.S. workers. Technology enables them to work from rural areas, a trend not lost on millennials and Generation Z, who are operating as freelancers at a greater percentage than other generations.

Apple beats fourth-quarter revenue estimates, but sees iPhone sales fall

Apple beat Wall Street expectations in almost every area for its fourth-quarter earnings. Beating expectations, however, does not mean growth, and the company's iPhone sales continue to fall.

Amid losses, Twitter reportedly planning to cut hundreds of jobs this week

As it approaches its third quarter earnings release, Twitter is reportedly planning to announce extensive job cuts this week. The company has also rescheduled its earnings report, sparking much debate in regard to what it has in store.

5 ideas for Halloween fun that won’t scare your wallet

US consumers will spend $83 each on Halloween; how not to spend more than your share.

Nissan completes acquisition of 34-percent stake in Mitsubishi

It’s official: Nissan is now the largest shareholder of Mitsubishi Motors, the beleaguered carmaker whose fortunes slid further into the gutter earlier this year when officials admitted that the company cheated on fuel-economy tests in its home country of Japan.

6 habits of millionaires anyone can learn

Do yourself a financial favor by following in the footsteps of the wealthy

IRS face-to-face help is now by appointment

Taxpayers who need in-person help from an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) need to call to schedule an appointment.

For letter rulings and similar requests: Electronic payment of user fees starts June 15; replaces paying by check

Beginning June 15, taxpayers requesting letter rulings, closing agreements and certain other rulings from the Internal Revenue Service will need to make user fee payments electronically using the federal government’s system.

IRS offers tips to taxpayers preparing for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters

With Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 7 to 13, the Internal Revenue Service offered advice to taxpayers who may be affected by these types of storms, as well as other natural disasters.

Hobby or Business? IRS offers tips to decide

Millions of people enjoy hobbies that are also a source of income. The Internal Revenue Service offers some tips on hobbies.

Small Business Week reminder: work opportunity tax credit can help employers hiring new workers; key certification requirement applies

During National Small Business Week—April 30 to May 6—the IRS is highlighting tax benefits and resources designed to help new and existing small businesses.

Tax tips to consider for cash intensive small businesses in the sharing economy

Small business owners that offer goods and services through an online platform may be part of the sharing economy. The IRS has a Sharing Economy Tax Center to help these taxpayers find the information and help they need to meet their tax obligations.

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