Karim Doumar

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Karim Doumar is an assistant editor at ProPublica.

When Are Taxes Due?

In response to another complicated tax year, the IRS has extended the deadline for individual tax filing from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021.

Where Is My Tax Refund?

For many Americans, hitting “submit” isn’t the last step in the tax-filing process. Here’s what you need to know about checking your return’s status, reasons it may be delayed and the truth about companies that promise quick cash during tax season.

What Are 2020’s Tax Brackets, and Will I Get Audited?

Knowing your income is just the first step to understanding how much you will be taxed. This guide will help you understand how the U.S. tax system works and where you fit into it.

What Is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and Do I Qualify for It?

The earned income tax credit is meant to reduce the amount that low- and moderate-income Americans have to pay in taxes — and it can sometimes result in a refund. Figuring out whether you qualify can be confusing. This guide can help.

How to File Your State and Federal Taxes for Free in 2021

TurboTax and other tax prep services advertise themselves as “free,” but we found several ways that they tricked people into paying. Here’s our guide to preparing and filing your 2020 taxes without falling into that trap.

ProPublica’s Top 25 Stories of 2020

Our list of the year’s most-read stories contains deeply unsettling investigations from a deeply unsettling year.

Have You Experienced Sexual Misconduct at an Illinois University or College? We Want to Hear From You.

We’d like to hear about your experience with misconduct on campus, or if you were subjected to it but did not or could not file a report. We need help understanding flaws in the systems intended to hold perpetrators accountable.

Have a Complaint About a South Carolina Judge? Help Us Investigate.

A judicial disciplinary office that’s supposed to monitor misconduct on the bench works in secret, shielding its records even from those who filed complaints. You can help bring more information to light.

Rhode Island, Have You Called 911? Do You Work in Emergency Response? Talk to Us.

We want to hear from Rhode Islanders who’ve called 911 in a medical emergency and those who work in emergency medical response to uncover challenges facing the state’s 911 system.

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