It’s hard to think there’s anything funny about taxes when you’re under a mountain of paperwork, but CBS News contributor and analyst Mellody Hobson has a little comic relief for taxpayers.
Most tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.
The holiday season has arrived and with it the efforts to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. As the hunt for gifts gets going, so does the dread of returning the thoughtful presents that are just not the right fit. Follow these tips to get through the season of returns.
The State of California is refusing to refund a group that pledged to keep a Bay Area park open, despite an investigation revealing the State Parks Department was sitting on millions in hidden funds.
A week after signing a contract to book a wedding, the wedding was called off. When the venue refused to give them any of their money back, an Auburn woman called CBS for help.
California law requires merchants to give cash bank for small amounts left on gift cards. But it appears some retailers are not getting the word.
An Arizona-based debt reduction firm that charged a Bay Area couple an up-front fee of nearly $1,300 for its services has refunded the money, after a CBS 5 ConsumerWatch volunteer contacted the business.
Groupon has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that the expiration dates on Groupon vouchers are illegal in states, such as California, which have strong consumer protection laws.
An insert in the San Francisco Examiner Monday listed 35 pages of names, and the amount owed, dating back more than ten years. Some had more than $2,000 headed their way.
Just days before the tax-filing deadline, the California Franchise Tax Board dropped its campaign to get California homeowners not to deduct part of their property tax bill.