Internal Revenue Service

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Last-Minute Tips To Lighten Your Tax Bill For 2014

With less than two days until 2015, there are still a couple ways you could maximize your deductions, and ease your income tax bill for 2014.

12/30/2014

State Rep. La Shawn Ford arrives at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Monday, when federal prosecutors dropped 17 felony bank fraud charges, and he pleaded guilty only to a misdemeanor tax charge. (Credit: CBS)

Rep. Ford Spared Jail, Gets Probation And Fine For Tax Charge

A federal judge has sentenced Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford to probation and a fine for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782.

11/07/2014

(Credit: CBS)

BBB Issues Warning Over IRS Phone Scam

It’s one of the largest scams of its kind and victims are on the hook for more than a million dollars as con-artists pose as Internal Revenue Service agents.

10/08/2014

Feds Raid Politically-Connected Bridgeport Scrap Metal Firm

No arrests were made at the site of the raid, and no charges have been filed in the case.

08/23/2013

Filling Out Forms

Plenty Of Changes For Tax Filers This Year

Experts recommend using some type of guidance to navigate forms and maximize your returns.

03/18/2013

1040 Form Images

As The Tax Man Cometh, Tips For Getting Ready

The IRS expects 75 percent of all 2012 returns will get a refund, so if you haven’t started preparing your taxes yet, do it.

03/04/2013

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

Officials Warn Of Tax Return Theft Scam

The Internal Revenue service has launched a nationwide attack on the problem of identity theft and false filing of tax returns.

WBBM Newsradio–02/28/2012

Where’s My IRS Refund?

Taxpayers can go online to check to see if the IRS owes them cash.

11/18/2010

IRS_1118

New Address? Tax Refund Check May Be Waiting

Illinois residents who changed addresses this year may want to check with the Internal Revenue Service, because the agency might have a check waiting.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2010