Kay Bell, an award-winning journalist and creator of the Don't Mess With Taxes blog, has been writing about taxes for two decades. The native Texan's work has appeared online, in print magazines, TV and radio broadcasts and in her FT Press/Pearson book "The Truth About Paying Fewer Taxes." She's ...
Top 10 tax topics of 2016 and what to expect in 2017
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Here we go again. Congress is stumbling toward a financial deadline that could throw a lot of our lives into chaos, at least for a while. Sadly, this is not new. When I worked on Capitol Hill in the days when Republicans and Democrats actually worked together (yes, that did happen long, long ago), lawmakers still dragged their feet and put off necessary and real duties until the absolute last minute.
No one likes to pay too much in taxes, so savvy taxpayers look for ways to trim their tax bill by claiming as many deductions as possible. But some get carried away, and still others get a little too creative. If you claim these wrong write-offs, you might end up spending time with a tax auditor and paying more in taxes, penalties and interest. Bankrate doesn't want that to happen, so we've put together this list of expenses you might be tempted to claim. Don't you dare!
The bad news is many federal operations are shut down. The good news is that it's a weekend, so they won't be missed so much right now. But if this government shutdown drags out, things, including tax filings, could get messy. https://lnkd.in/e-MaG8a
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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