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Black Americans Are Much More Likely to Face Tax Audits, Study Finds

WASHINGTON — Black taxpayers are at least three times as likely to be audited by the Internal Revenue Service as other taxpayers, even after accounting for the differences in the […]




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Your Tax Refunds May Be Smaller This Year

Filers may want to have their returns prepared early in the filing season, so they can adjust their budget if their refund falls short of expectations. “Knowing where you stand […]




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I.R.S. Backlogs Continue as Republicans Mount Offensive

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service will begin the 2023 tax season bogged down in 10 million unprocessed tax returns from prior years and struggling to answer taxpayer phone calls, […]




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How New IRS Rules Could Affect Venmo, Zelle and CashApp Users

WASHINGTON — This year, Dennis Turbeville, a woodworker in Washington, used the mobile payment service Venmo to sell his wares, collect payments on a rental property and split personal expenses […]







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How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits

RICHMOND, Va. — In late July, Norman Otey was rushed by ambulance to Richmond Community Hospital. The 63-year-old was doubled over in pain and babbling incoherently. Blood tests suggested septic […]







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Prosecutors Struggle to Catch Up to a Tidal Wave of Pandemic Fraud

In the midst of the pandemic, the government gave unemployment benefits to the incarcerated, the imaginary and the dead. It sent money to “farms” that turned out to be front […]




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Analysis Deems Biden’s Climate and Tax Bill Fiscally Responsible

After more than a year of trying — and failing — to pack much of President Biden’s domestic agenda into a single tax-and-spend bill, Democrats appear to have finally found […]




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Officials Balked at a Drug Company’s Tax Shelter. Auditors Approved It Anyway.

The drug company Perrigo had a problem.Consultants at the giant advisory firm EY had devised an elaborate arrangement that would allow Perrigo, one of the country’s leading makers of nonprescription […]