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Can the IRS tax virtual money?

When online sales of virtual assets for hundreds and thousands of dollars became commonplace, Congress took notice and asked the GAO to investigate. What did its report reveal?

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  • 10 Common Job-search Tax Deductions

    10 Common Job-search Tax Deductions

    Getting yourself a shiny, new job is all about making the kind of money you know you deserve. But you know what else you deserve? Saving money on your taxes. And guess what? The IRS has your back with tons of ways to deduct job-search costs. See more »

  • 10 Common Miscellaneous Expense Deductions

    10 Common Miscellaneous Expense Deductions

    Considering the mental gymnastics some of us get into when it comes to write-offs, filing our taxes could qualify as an Olympic sport. Fortunately, the IRS offers quite a few common -- and even convenient -- deductions to help save us the trouble. See more »

  • 10 Common Small Business Tax Deductions

    10 Common Small Business Tax Deductions

    You've always wanted to open a little shop and sell your own handcrafted knickknacks — and now thanks to some grit and gumption, that dream is reality. Why not reward yourself with a little extra cash with these nifty small business tax deductions? See more »

  • 10 Common Tax Mistakes

    10 Common Tax Mistakes

    The faster April 15 approaches, the more rushed we are when we prepare our taxes. And that's never good news where mistakes or the IRS is concerned. So which errors do we make the most? See more »

  • 10 Creative (But Legal) Tax Deductions

    10 Creative (But Legal) Tax Deductions

    It's tax time! You know what that means: Time to see what you can write off to lower your tax bill. Find that sweet spot between an audit and overpaying your taxes here. See more »

  • 10 Helpful Tax Lessons for Kids

    10 Helpful Tax Lessons for Kids

    If there's anything certain in this world, it's that kids ask tons of questions. Sure, you may know what to say when they ask why dogs bark or why the sky is blue, but when your kids want to know about paying taxes, what should you tell them? See more »

  • 10 Income Tax Tips for Separated Couples

    10 Income Tax Tips for Separated Couples

    Everything gets murky for separated couples, especially at tax time. If you're in this confusing phase of life, have a look at these 10 tax tips to remember when filing your income taxes. See more »

  • 10 IRS Rules for the Home Office Deduction

    10 IRS Rules for the Home Office Deduction

    Contrary to popular opinion, the IRS actually makes it pretty easy for workers of all stripes to claim a home office deduction. But be warned: No writing off your living room just because you occasionally check your email on the couch. See more »

  • 10 Most Common Questions About Taxes

    10 Most Common Questions About Taxes

    As you get ready for the fun task of paying your taxes, questions might form a cloud over your head: "Am I getting the biggest refund I can?" "Why do we have to pay taxes anyway?" We'll make that little cloud disappear with our answers. See more »

  • 10 Myths About IRS Audits

    10 Myths About IRS Audits

    An IRS audit is treated on TV with the same dread as hearing Bigfoot in the forest. But an audit doesn't always spell doom and gloom and we'll tell you why. We can't speak for Bigfoot, though. See more »

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