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Waitress Returns $400,000 Tax Refund

Virginia Hopkins was looking forward to getting her tax refund. And why wouldn’t she be, as Uncle Sam owed the waitress from Cleveland $754.

When she finally received her letter from the IRS, she tour it open and then got the shock of her life. Hopkins was staring at a check for $434,712.

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Americans Would Rather Deal with the Agony of Doing Taxes Than Make Healthy Food Choices

Which do you think is easier — doing your own taxes or trying to figure out how to make healthy sections in your diet?

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Have Higher Cigarette Taxes Driven People to Smoke Pipes and Cigars? — Dollars and Sense

Three years ago, a federal act meant to help reduce the number of people who smoke greatly increased the tax rates for cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and small cigars, counting on the fact that making smoking more expensive would prompt people to quit.

And while it may have caused some to do so, the move had an unintended effect: sales of pipe tobacco and large cigars, which aren’t taxed quite as harshly, have boomed.

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Is the US Tax System the Best in the World? — Survey of the Day

Perhaps tax season, and all the stress and frustrations it can bring, isn’t the best time to ask Americans what they think of our system of taxation.

But that’s what Rasmussen Reports did.

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Still Looking for Tax Deductions? Try One of These Weird Write-Offs

The tax deadline is Tuesday and if that’s news to you, you’re probably either frantically running around your apartment trying to find every loose receipt you can or are Mitt Romney.

Chances are you’re also diving through your year’s worth of finances to see if there is anything left on your credit card statements or checking accounts that you can write off as a deduction. Some get a little creative with

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How Dangerous Is It to Drive on Tax Day?

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” And the two may be even more closely linked than we thought — a new study shows fatal car crashes rise on April’s annual tax deadline day.

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10 Fascinating Facts About Tax Preparation That Will Actually Blow Your Mind

Amount of income, number of deductions, total receipts, amount of times you banged your head on the table: April is the month of figures.

If the amount of money in your bank account and number on your tax return are making you crazy, take a break, take a breath and distract yourself with some of these numbers from the IRS.

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George W. Bush Dismayed Over Tax Policy Bearing His Name [VIDEO]

Ever since former President George W. Bush left office in 2008, he’s kept a pretty low profile. But on Tuesday, he made a rare public appearance to talk about taxes — specifically, how his tax cuts for the rich shouldn’t be allowed to expire.

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10 Signs That You Have Improperly Filed Your Taxes

Everyone knows that filing your taxes can be a huge headache. While it can be a pain, it’s definitely not something you want to take lightly.

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Filing Your Taxes at the Last Minute? Here Are Five Things You Need to Know

Remember the kids who always sat in the front of the classroom, the ones who reminded the teacher when she forgot to hand out homework? Those kids grew up into adults who get their oil changed every 3,000 miles, visit the dentist every six months like clockwork and file their taxes as soon as they can.

Then there were the back of the class kids. They’re now the reasons dentists send those “we’ve missed you” cards and cars have low oil lights. If you’re a “back of the classroom” kid, don’t worry — there’s still time to get those taxes filed. Here are a few handy tips for the procrastinators of the world.

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