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With grassroots support for the federal sales tax growing across the nation, it seems the proposed tax might well become reality. But what would replacing the federal income tax code with a national sales tax really mean for Americans? Would it be a boon for the economy, or as catastrophic as the critics claim? more...

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Are you running a museum, leading a worship group, or operating a performing arts group in your backyard that's starting to outgrow its humble origins? Well, it maybe time to consider becoming a nonprofit corporation.... more...

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It has been a busy year in Washington. Here are just a few of the tax changes taking place. It is always wise to consult a tax-preparation professional for complex tax questions. For more information, visit the IRS Web site at www.irs.gov more...

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There are so many to choose living in a particular area. Certainly, warm climate, exceptional school systems, or enjoyable nightlife, may rank high on your list. But what about tax-friendliness? Find out where your favorite city ranks on the list? more...

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For most small business owners, owning and running a business of their own is a dream fulfilled. With the help of some important tips and tricks, you can take control of your taxes. And, you may just end up putting more of your hard-earned dollars back into the business instead of Uncle Sam's pockets. more...

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Legalzoom Factoid: Have you received your IRS check yet? In the next few months, millions of Americans will be receiving a check in the mail from the U.S. Treasury. Many people think it's a refund of the taxes paid last year; is it?

Nope.

Technically, the checks sent out in the Spring and Summer of 2001 are advances on the taxes Americans are paying now (through paycheck withholding) or the taxes they will pay next April, when the tax rates are scheduled to go down a bit.
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Many people begin by preparing their taxes themselves, and ultimately seek help when things become more complicated.

The question is, who are you counting on to do the job for you? There's a difference between an "accountant" (someone who prepares your taxes) and a "Certified Public Accountant" or "CPA" (someone who has received the training required by your state's licensing board).
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How early should kids learn about paying taxes? Chances are, it's sooner than you think.

Even if your child is a "dependent" (under the age of 19 or a full-time student under the age of 24, receiving more than half of his or her support from a parent), he or she any be required to file a tax return if:

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