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South City Safeway Clerk Foils IRS Phone Scam, Saves Woman Thousands

An alert grocery store clerk helped foil a phone scam by stopping a woman before she handed over thousands of dollars to a IRS fake agent.

07/05/2014

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Fed Judge Sentences Napa Doctor To Year In Prison For Tax Fraud

A federal judge in San Francisco sentenced a doctor from Napa to a year and a day in prison Friday for defrauding the IRS out of more than $100,000.

06/14/2014

Taxes

Main Post Offices In Oakland, San Jose Open Late On Tax Day

While post offices will not be keeping different hours on tax day, two post offices in the Bay Area are open late in case any late filers cannot make it during regular retail hours Tuesday.

04/14/2014

Tax Deadline

Your Chances Of Being Audited By The IRS

The Internal Revenue Service audited less than 1 percent of the income tax returns filed last year. But your odds of getting audited vary greatly, depending on income.

04/13/2014

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IRS Says Bitcoin Will Be Taxed Like Property, Not Currency

Virtual currencies like bitcoin will be taxed like property — not currency, the Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday. The IRS says bitcoin is not legal tender. You can’t use it to pay your taxes.

03/25/2014

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IRS Phone Scam Hits Victims On The Peninsula

The Internal Revenue Service is warning the public of a widespread phone scam in which phony IRS agents get victims to pay money based on false tax bills.

03/11/2014

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ConsumerWatch: Scammers Impersonating IRS Agents As Tax Season Arrives

HAYWARD (KPIX 5) – Tax season is right around the corner and scammers are already trying to take advantage of consumers by impersonating Internal Revenue Service agents. Cheryl Singh got a phone call from a […]

01/15/2014

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What Happens If You Don’t File A Tax Return?

If an individual owes taxes and misses the Apr. 15 filing deadline, the IRS can impose various penalties.

02/14/2013

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Plenty Of Changes For Tax Filers This Year

Experts recommend using some type of guidance to navigate forms and maximize your returns.

02/14/2013

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As The Tax Man Cometh, Tips For Getting Ready

The IRS expects 75 percent of all 2012 returns will get a refund, so if you haven’t started preparing your taxes yet, do it.

02/14/2013

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