Position: USA TODAY

Billions in tax refunds scammed

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service sent 655 tax refunds to a single address in Kaunas, Lithuania – failing to recognize that the refunds likely were part of an identity theft scheme. Another...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Mortgage deduction popular in high-cost areas, not low

WASHINGTON – Designed to boost homeownership, the mortgage interest deduction is one of the most popular provisions of the tax code. But Internal Revenue Service data show that only 25 percent of...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Sandy's wake could make voting difficult

Election officials in the storm-battered Northeast say voting will go on next Tuesday – but that relocated polling places, mobile polling trucks and even an extra day of voting are possible.About...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & World