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The strangest tax deductions claimed, and knocked back, by Australians

Claiming a tax deduction for your dog. And for gym membership. But is edible underwear tax deductible? The Australian Tax Office is paying attention this year to claims for deduction from individuals, especially those little fudged areas such as claiming for expenses that have nothing to do with work. Common […]
The strangest tax deductions claimed, and knocked back, by Australians
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Five Legitimate Tax Deductions We Still Can’t Believe

[credit provider=”Flickr via tscherno” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tscherno/2580636892/in/photostream/”] Legend has it that an exotic dancer was once allowed to deduct the cost of ‘enhancements’ as a business expense.That one may just be a popular tax-geek myth — but there are plenty of verified, documented cases of weird and wonderful tax deductions our fellow […]
Five Legitimate Tax Deductions We Still Can’t Believe
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A Huge H&R Block Error Could Delay 600,000 Tax Refunds

[credit provider=”By alishav on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/alishav/4524109741/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] America’s largest tax preparation company, H&R Block, has confirmed that a glitch in its online tax software could delay refunds for some 600,000 taxpayers.In a mea culpa on its Facebook page Wednesday morning, the company said something went wrong with a specific tax form […]
A Huge H&R Block Error Could Delay 600,000 Tax Refunds
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Teens Reveal The Craziest Things They’ve Done To Make Money

[credit provider=”Tammy McGary” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6633059033/”] We speak from experience when we say that translating the jargon-filled, mind-numbing world of personal finance into readable, engaging material for young people is no simple task. But it looks like H&R Block and DoSomething.org might be on to something.
Teens Reveal The Craziest Things They’ve Done To Make Money
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There’s A Feud Brewing Between H&R Block And TurboTax

[credit provider=”By alishav on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/alishav/4524109741/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] H&R Block and TurboTax will be duking it out to get American taxpayers to come to them as the season approaches.It’s only January, but things have already gotten heated.
There’s A Feud Brewing Between H&R Block And TurboTax
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The Five Best Ways To Give The Gift Of Money

[credit provider=”flickr: NickNguyen” url=”http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3295/3464900974_cd8390d553_m.jpg”] Ed Note: The latest gadgets are cool — but if you want to give a gift with a bit more staying power this holiday season, consider alternatives that can help shape someone’s financial future. Rob Berger of Dough Roller picked out a few of his favourite money gifts, exclusively for Block […]
The Five Best Ways To Give The Gift Of Money
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Yes, You Do Have To Tell The IRS About That AirBnB Rental

[credit provider=”AirBnB” url=”https://www.airbnb.com/”] With sites like AirBnB and Craigslist, it’s easier than ever for homeowners and renters to turn their digs into a full-fledged budget hostel–and line their pockets with extra cash in the meantime.As with any side gig that brings in extra income, you can bet the IRS will […]
Yes, You Do Have To Tell The IRS About That AirBnB Rental
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Cost Of Being A Dad Then & Now

Dad’s changed a lot in the past 40 years. Back in the day, he might have asked for a fedora and a pack of smokes for Father’s Day. Today, he’s probably hoping you’ll buy him a microbrew and fish filet dinner. 
INFOGRAPHIC: The Cost Of Being A Dad Then & Now
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Inside Look: Why H&R Block Is Lobbying To Get Tax Cuts For Mustachioed Men

[credit provider=”Screengrab”] On April 1, millions—OK, probably more like hundreds, or at least dozens—of mustachioed men will march from the Capitol to the White House to fight for a $250 annual tax refund for Mustached Americans.The American Mustache Institute (AMI), a very real, albeit irreverent, organisation that surprisingly wasn’t founded […]
Inside Look: Why H&R Block Is Lobbying To Get Tax Cuts For Mustachioed Men