Income Tax

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On the heels of the Internal Revenue Service’s decision to extend the federal tax deadline from April 15 to May 17, New York State has decided to do the same.

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In a report issued this week, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli identified some positive elements in the state's fragile economic recovery.

Many stores hold Christmas in July sales, but this year, Tax Day also comes in July.

Los Angeles' city attorney is suing tax-preparation software companies H&R Block and TurboTax-maker Intuit, alleging that they "defrauded the lowest earning 70 percent of American taxpayers" by impeding public access to an IRS program. The IRS Free File program is intended to help people who make less than $66,000 a year file their taxes free using commercial services.

FAFSA

For many, the college application process may be a little easier this year because the Internal Revenue Service has again switched on its computer program allowing income tax records to be meshed into college financial aid applications.

It's income tax season, both to gather the paperwork or e-file that tax return. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Derek Wheeler talks about that paperwork and offers some advice to avoid tax scams.