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Appeals court: Ex-US Rep Brown should get new trial

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A federal appeals court ordered a new trial on Thursday for former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, once a powerful Florida Democrat. She had served just over two y...

Pizza chef Bruno DiFabio gets prison time for tax evasion

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Bruno DiFabio, a celebrity pizza chef who owns restaurants in Connecticut and New York, was sentenced to 30 days in prison Thursday for tax evasion. DiFabio,...

A tax guide for small-business owners

The tax filing deadline is quickly approaching. Due to the pandemic, most businesses have until May 17 to file their returns this year. In a perfect world, you’d be thinking about ta...

Taiwan allows tax filing via smartphone for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taxpayers in Taiwan have been given the option to file their taxes via mobile devices for the first time, which is expected to shorten the process to just five minutes. ...

NCAA extends contract of President Mark Emmert through 2025

The NCAA Board of Governors voted Tuesday to give President Mark Emmert a two-year contract extension through 2025. Emmert’s contract was set to expire in 2023, but the board voted u...

New York to offer COVID aid to immigrants excluded earlier

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In the largest program of its kind, New York lawmakers have created a $2.1 billion fund to aid workers who lost jobs or income during the coronavirus pandemic but were excluded fro...

US Treasury: 156 million coronavirus relief payments issued

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Wednesday it has issued more than 156 million payments as part of President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief plan, including 25 million payments that were ...

New York ethics agency's role in Cuomo allegations unclear

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As impeachment investigators in the New York legislature and the attorney general’s office take the lead in investigating allegations of power abuses and improprieties by Democrati...

IRS warns of phishing scam targeting colleges, universities

The Internal Revenue Service issued a warning Tuesday about a phishing scam targeting students and staff at educational institutions who have an .edu email address. The IRS said it ...

Liz Weston: If you need to find tax help, try DIY first

Getting help from the IRS this tax season is going to be a challenge. The IRS has finally opened the 23.4 million pieces of mail that piled up after the pandemic shuttered its proces...

Biden to talk up health insurance cost cuts in visit to Ohio

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will showcase health insurance cost cuts in a speech in Ohio Tuesday during what may be the best time for Democrats to talk up the Affordable Care Act since it be...

Subpoenas target Baltimore's top prosecutor, city councilman

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the finances of Baltimore's top prosecutor and her husband, who is city council president. The Baltim...

Trump's taxes in hand, Manhattan DA's probe heats up

NEW YORK (AP) — With former President Donald Trump’s tax returns finally in hand, a team of New York prosecutors led by a newly hired former mob-buster is sending out fresh subpoenas and meeting face-...

Treasury: $242 billion in new relief payments already sent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says it has sent out 90 million economic impact payments totaling $242 billion since President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan last week...

What to do if you are a victim of unemployment fraud

Unemployment fraud in the U.S. has reached dramatic levels during the pandemic — the Labor Department inspector general’s office estimates that more than $63 billion has been paid out improperly throu...