IRS Scam Warning

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is warning others after he took a call from an IRS scam artist. Alex Aanderud says he got a call Wednesday from someone claiming to be from the Department of Legal Affairs with the Internal Revenue Service. He says they claimed they were going to take legal action against … Continue reading »

Companies Move Overseas to Avoid Taxes

(CNN) — You do everything you can to pay lower taxes, and American companies do it too, and more are moving overseas to avoid the taxman. A new report finds 47 companies have used an “inversion” process over the past 10 years so they can pay lower taxes. Compare that to just 29 companies during … Continue reading »

Delinquent IRS Employees Paid Bonuses

(CNN) — Another black eye for the Internal Revenue Service. An audit revealed the agency paid bonuses to employees who were in trouble over tax issues. The audit was conducted by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. It found that over a two-year period, nearly $3 million was paid to employees who were disciplined … Continue reading »

IRS Investigates Tax Identity Fraud

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of local Catholics are finding themselves the victims of identity theft. The Archdiocese of Portland says Social Security numbers were stolen and used to file fraudulent federal tax returns. The fraud is widespread, and the archdiocese says it doesn’t yet have an exact count on those affected, but it estimates there … Continue reading »

AARP Offers Free Tax Help

EUGENE, Ore. — The countdown is on to file those taxes. If crunching numbers makes you nervous, don’t worry. You have a few free options. Signs at the Eugene Public Library were up Thursday, directing people to the AARP’s annual free tax aide service. The line started early for the first come, first serve help. … Continue reading »

Interview: AARP Tax Help

EUGENE, Ore. — Are you ready to file your 2013 state and federal taxes?  Free help is available, starting this weekend. Certified AARP volunteers can help you navigate the new rules. Local AARP coordinator Len Lewandowski joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us about the nearest AARP … Continue reading »

Tax Season: Get Started or Wait?

EUGENE, Ore. — The deadline to file your taxes is still about three months away but some people are already getting it done. As the old saying goes: There are two unavoidable things in life–death and taxes. So, should you file now or wait until April 15th? Tax services and customers say it depends on … Continue reading »

Taking Advantage of Year-End Savings

EUGENE, Ore. — With the start of 2014 just hours away, many people spent Tuesday trying to save a few dollars before the end of the year. Louise Brown, Financial Manager for Oregon Dental Care in Eugene says the last two weeks in December are pretty crazy. “Extremely busy. Each year, people wait ’til the last … Continue reading »

Tax Break Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — Tax day is on April 15. It may seem like a long way off, but with a little planning before the end of the year, you could lower your tax bill. At the end of the year, 55 tax breaks are scheduled to expire. So there are some tips to consider to … Continue reading »

Oregon Lawmakers Pass “Grand Bargain”

SALEM, Ore. — While the nation is in day four of a federal shutdown, Oregon lawmakers continue to celebrate the success of a three-day special session. The topic was a complex package of several pieces of legislation dubbed the “grand bargain.” It was back and forth the first two days of special session, but by … Continue reading »

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