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Protesters gather outside San Francisco City Hall in preparation for a march to Twitter headquarters, April 15, 2014. (CBS)

Protesters March On Twitter San Francisco Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

Tax day turned into protest day in San Francisco, as dozens of city workers and others gathered at city hall for a march to decry tax breaks for Twitter outside the company’s headquarters on Market Street Tuesday.

04/15/2014

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

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Can’t Pay Your Taxes? Here’s What You Can Do

In a turbulent economy with constantly changing rules it’s no surprise that the bill from Uncle Sam can sneak up on some of us. Here are some tips to make sure you emerge (mostly) unscathed this April 15.

04/14/2014

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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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7 Deductions That Lower Your Taxable Income

Most folks looking for tax deductions focus on things like mortgage interest, real estate taxes and charitable donations. But tax rule changes that applied in 2013 made them less valuable in cutting taxes for an increasing number of taxpayers.

04/09/2014

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Phil Matier: Despite Tuition Freeze, State’s College Students May Pay More With New Fees

Tuition hikes at CSU and UC campus may be frozen but that doesn’t mean the cost for students isn’t rising. Many campuses are now charging “Student Success” fees.

04/07/2014

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What Procrastinators Need To Know About Filing Their Taxes

According to the IRS, 20 to 25 percent of Americans wait until the last two weeks before the deadline to file their taxes. If tax time snuck up on you this year, here are a few tips to help you file.

04/07/2014

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Get Your Taxes In Order Now For Next Year

Get a jump-start on next year’s taxes by setting up a filing system now. You can use a folder system where you label the each folders according to your needs.

04/02/2014

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What Tax Related Papers Can You Toss Out?

Most of us fall into one of three categories; we keep too much of the paper that comes into our homes or there those that try to throw out everything. And of course those that fall in between.

03/27/2014

The bitcoin website is shown on the computer of the proprietor of a shop selling vinyl records and that accepts bitcoins for payment on April 11, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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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