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Instant tax refunds on their way out - The Washington Post

The concept of tax advance loans emerged in the late 1980s. Personal computers were growing popular, and the IRS planned to modernize its stores of data by digitizing tax returns.

To pilot the program, the government turned to tax preparers, who had the resources to invest in technology and training.

Ross Longfield, a former executive at Beneficial Corp., now part of HSBC, said his firm tested...

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Tax bill spawns new holiday ritual ... - The Washington Post

People across the United States rushed this week to pay their 2018 property taxes early, hoping to take advantage one last time of a federal deduction that will be scaled back under the tax-code overhaul signed by President Trump.

On Wednesday, however, the ­I nternal Revenue Service announced that those prepayments could be deducted only in limited circumstances, a decision that appeared to...

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The GOP’s $10,000 cap on property tax deductions and how ...

According to the Tax Foundation , New Jersey has the highest per capita property tax of any state.

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‘Game-changer’: Amazon’s HQ2 shortlist includes D.C ...

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'Game-changer': Amazon's HQ2 shortlist includes D.C., Montgomery and Northern Va.

A package from Amazon Prime moves on a conveyor belt at a UPS facility in New York. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

By Robert McCartney , Brian Fung and Rachel Chason By Robert McCartney , Brian Fung and Rachel Chason Email the author January 18 Email the author Follow @McCartneyWP Follow @b_fung Follow @rachel_chason

The...

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Republican tax plan seeks to shake up higher-education tax ...

[ GOP tax plan would shrink mortgage interest benefit, slash corporate tax rate ]

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Without fanfare, oil companies just received a tax break ...

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Without fanfare, oil companies just received a tax break on New Year's Day

by Juliet Eilperin and Dino Grandoni by Juliet Eilperin and Dino Grandoni Email the author January 5 Email the author

An oil drilling rig is seen off the Pacific coastline. (Eugene Garcia/European Pressphoto Agency/Shutterstock)

Congressional Republicans allowed a tax on oil companies that generated...

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