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Sports Team Owners Face New Scrutiny From IRS Over Tax Avoidance

A new campaign by the tax agency comes after ProPublica revealed how billionaires generate what can be hundreds of millions in tax savings by purchasing professional sports teams.

The Cutting

The Oregon Timber Industry Won Huge Tax Cuts in the 1990s. Now It May Get Another Break Thanks to a Top Lawmaker.

As the cost of fighting wildfires increases, state Sen. Elizabeth Steiner has proposed a bill — developed in consultation with the logging industry — that would shift millions in expenses away from the biggest landowners and onto taxpayers.

The TurboTax Trap

FTC Orders Maker of TurboTax to Cease “Deceptive” Advertising

The federal agency, after an investigation prompted by ProPublica’s reporting, blasted Intuit for misleading customers about its “free” tax-filing program and directed the company to take specific steps to fix its ads.


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Sports Team Owners Face New Scrutiny From IRS Over Tax Avoidance

The Oregon Timber Industry Won Huge Tax Cuts in the 1990s. Now It May Get Another Break Thanks to a Top Lawmaker.

FTC Orders Maker of TurboTax to Cease “Deceptive” Advertising

Senators Question KPMG Role in Microsoft Profit-Shifting Scheme

The IRS Tiptoes Into Offering Free Online Tax Filing — and Possible Competition With TurboTax

States Prepare to Send Checks to Consumers Tricked Into Paying for TurboTax

What to Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit

When Are Taxes Due?

What to Know About TurboTax Before You File Your Taxes This Year

How Congress Finally Cracked Down on a Massive Tax Scam

Big Oil Companies Are Selling Their Wells. Some Worry Taxpayers Will Pay to Clean Them Up.

St. Louis’ Private Police Forces Make Security a Luxury of the Rich

Court Strikes Down State Law That Gave Millions in Tax Breaks to Casinos

Inflation Reduction Act Will Require the IRS to Study Free Tax Filing Options

Ken Griffin Spent $54 Million Fighting a Tax Increase for the Rich. Secret IRS Data Shows It Paid Off for Him.

Ten Ways Billionaires Avoid Taxes on an Epic Scale

How Susquehanna’s Jeff Yass Avoided $1 Billion in Taxes

Meet the Billionaire and Rising GOP Mega-Donor Who’s Gaming the Tax System

The Tax Scam That Won’t Die

Casinos Pled Poverty to Get a Huge Tax Break. Atlantic City Is Paying the Price.

Intuit Will Pay Millions to Customers Tricked Into Paying for TurboTax

“If You’re Getting a W-2, You’re a Sucker”

America’s Top 15 Earners and What They Reveal About the U.S. Tax System

Taking Aim at Billionaire Tax Avoiders, Biden Proposes Minimum Tax for Ultrarich

Is TurboTax Free? What About Easy? Not for This Freelancer.

TurboTax Maker Intuit Faces Tens of Millions in Fees in a Groundbreaking Legal Battle Over Consumer Fraud

The Great Inheritors: How Three Families Shielded Their Fortunes From Taxes for Generations

A Massive Oil Spill Helped One Billionaire Avoid Paying Income Tax for 14 Years

These Real Estate and Oil Tycoons Avoided Paying Taxes for Years

These Billionaires Received Taxpayer-Funded Stimulus Checks During the Pandemic

More Than Half of America’s 100 Richest People Exploit Special Trusts to Avoid Estate Taxes

House Bill Would Blow Up the Massive IRAs of the Superwealthy

How the Trump Tax Law Created a Loophole That Lets Top Executives Net Millions by Slashing Their Own Salaries

Secret IRS Files Reveal How Much the Ultrawealthy Gained by Shaping Trump’s “Big, Beautiful Tax Cut”

The Inside Story of How We Reported the Secret IRS Files

The Number of People With IRAs Worth $5 Million or More Has Tripled, Congress Says

The Billionaire Playbook: How Sports Owners Use Their Teams to Avoid Millions in Taxes

Lord of the Roths: How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank

The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax

The Secret IRS Files Short Form: A Quick Guide to What We Uncovered

You May Be Paying a Higher Tax Rate Than a Billionaire

Clean-Energy Loans Trapped Black Homeowners in Debt. The Legislature Just Started Trying to Fix the Problem.

What Forms Do I Need to File My Taxes and Where Can I Get Them?

Where Is My Tax Refund?

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

The IRS Cashed Her Check. Then the Late Notices Started Coming.

Donald Trump Built a National Debt So Big (Even Before the Pandemic) That It’ll Weigh Down the Economy for Years

Millions Still Haven’t Gotten Stimulus Checks, Including Many Who Need Them Most

Susan Collins Backed Down From a Fight With Private Equity. Now They’re Underwriting Her Reelection.

Records Show Trump’s Border Wall Is Costing Taxpayers Billions More Than Initial Contracts