Tax Returns

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Judge Tries To Shut Down Trudeau Fight Over Taxes

A judge sought to end the snit Thursday between TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau and a receiver put in charge of Trudeau’s assets nearly two years ago.


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Chicago Man Receives Refund Check After Identity Thieves Filed His Taxes

Imagine your tax return is rejected by the IRS because somebody has already filed a fake return in your name. Then the next day, you get a refund.


Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Made Nearly $61M Last Year, According To Tax Returns

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has released his 2013 federal and Illinois income tax returns.


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What’s On Your Tax Return?

Review your tax situation now so you have some idea what tax bracket you will fall into this year and decide whether you want to do the long 1040 or the short 1040EZ.


Electronic Tax Filing

Best E-Filing Programs For Tax Returns

Forget the stress of tax season by using one of these e-filing programs.



5 Tips For Doing Your Own Taxes

Save money — and maximize your refund — with these tips for doing your taxes all on you own.


Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell Made $44.2 Million In 2012

The league’s revenues have approached $10 billion, and the commissioner is reaping the benefits.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2014

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Don’t Pay Your Tickets, Don’t Get Your Full Tax Refund

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson praises Mayor Emanuel’s idea to aim for the pocketbooks of people who haven’t paid their traffic tickets.


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Former Crystal Lake Man A New Defendant In $105M Ponzi Scheme

A former Crystal Lake man has been charged in a pending federal case alleging he and another man allegedly engaged in a Ponzi scheme that defrauded about 400 investors out of $105 million.


Joe Cook

Channahon Village President Admits To Not Filing Tax Returns

The village president of Channahon has admitted to failing to file federal income tax returns for four years.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

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Judge Bars Tax Preparer From Doing Others’ Returns

A judge has barred a suburban Chicago tax preparer convicted last year of falsifying tax returns from ever again filing anyone else’s federal returns.


1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

Barbados National Arraigned For Over $120M In Tax Fraud

A Barbados national who has lived in several U.S. cities was arraigned in federal court in Chicago on charges alleging he fraudulently obtained federal income tax refunds by filing hundreds of bogus tax returns.


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Tax Deadline Just A Week Away

With just one week to go until the deadline, the Internal Revenue Service is still waiting for about a third of Illinois taxpayers to file their returns.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2011

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

Tax Preparers Accused Of Filing False Returns

Two commercial tax preparers operating from the West Englewood neighborhood have been charged with submitting more than 20 false returns.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

Carol Moseley Braun sat down for an in-depth interview with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Braun Releases Tax Returns

Mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun released her tax returns for 2008 and 2009 Tuesday afternoon, a day after creating a small firestorm for refusing to do so because she didn’t “want to.”


Gery Chico

Chico Releases 3 Years Of Tax Returns

In the race for Chicago mayor, the Chicago Tribune reports contender Gery Chico has released three years of income tax returns.

WBBM Newsradio–12/22/2010

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel Claimed Part-Year Residency In ’09

When Rahm Emanuel originally filed his 2009 Illinois tax return, he indicated he was only a “part-year resident’’ of the state that year, since he had moved to Washington D.C. to serve as President Obama’s chief of staff.