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Joe Biden leads among likely Democratic caucusgoers, with Bernie Sanders and Beto O'Rourke in top three

Sun, Dec 16, 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden holds the pole position in the first CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll among likely 2020 Democratic caucusgoers, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke joining him as the only possible candidates in the field with double-digit support. ...

Lawmaker open to 2020 ticket with Biden

Fri, Dec 07, 2018

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) revealed that he is "open to entertaining both variations" of a presidential ticket featuring himself and former Vice President Joe Biden. ...

Analysis: 5 takeaways from the new CNN/Des Moines Register poll

Sun, Dec 16, 2018

We have the first look at the state of play in Iowa in advance of the caucuses -- which will kick off the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in roughly a year's time. ...

As 2018 ends, these Dems are looking best for 2020

Sun, Dec 16, 2018

The race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination begins in 2019. CNN's Chris Cillizza explains who is at the top of the list. ...

Opinion: This is who Democrats need in 2020

Sat, Dec 15, 2018

The Democratic Party has a lot going for it right now. An energized base of supporters in cities and suburbs, a more diverse freshman class in Congress to mix up the agenda, interesting likely candidates for President, and a shared focus on defeating President Donald Trump. ...

Melania Trump's spokeswoman speaks out

Sun, Dec 16, 2018

In yet another unnecessary attack on the first lady, CNN contributor Kate Anderson Brower, who purports to be an expert on the customs and norms of first ladies and yet has never met Melania Trump, wrote Thursday that Mrs. Trump "proved that she doesn't understand what it means to be first lady." ...

What's at risk in the Obamacare ruling

Sun, Dec 16, 2018

Whether you know it or not, Obamacare has affected nearly every American. ...

The public got a rare look at the real Pelosi

Sat, Dec 15, 2018

As Rep. Nancy Pelosi took the stage in a noisy hotel ballroom in Washington on election night she was greeted with chants of "Speaker! Speaker! Speaker!" ...

Internet lights up over Pelosi's sunglasses

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gets the rock star treatment as the internet lights up over her shades. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports. ...

Analysis: Why Trump could win in 2020

Sat, Dec 15, 2018

First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme to "The Commish," composed by Mike Post. ...

Taxpayer Advocate Service Feed

Help us spread the news about our new Tax Reform Changes website

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

NEW (12/13/2018): The 2018 Form 1040, schedules and instructions are now available. Our Tax Reform Changes website shows where the new tax law items can be found on the 2018 form, in addition to the 2017 form. Promote Our SiteIs your business or association involved in helping others understand federal income taxes and the ramifications of changes to those laws each y...

Nuevo Sitio Web Sobre Cambios en la Reforma de Impuestos que Explica qué está Cambiando y qué no

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

English NUEVO (12/13/2018):El formulario 1040 de 2018, los anexos y las instrucciones ya están disponibles. Nuestro sitio web de Cambios en la Reforma de Impuestos muestra dónde se pueden encontrar los nuevos elementos de la reforma de impuestos legislación fiscal en el formulario de 2018, además del formulario de 2017. 0 de 2018, los an...

New Tax Reform Changes Website Explains What Is Changing and What Is Not

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

En Español NEW (12/13/2018): The 2018 Form 1040, schedules and instructions are now available. Our Tax Reform Changes website shows where the new tax law items can be found on the 2018 form, in addition to the 2017 form. You may know that Congress approved major tax reform in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on Dec. 22, 2017. The IRS is currently working on...

NTA Blog: IRS Fraud Detection: A Process That is Challenging for Taxpayers to Navigate with an Outdated Case Management System Resulting in Significant Delays of Legitimate Refunds Part 2

Wed, Dec 12, 2018

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. In last week’s blog, I discussed issues that arose during the 2018 filing season that contributed to the delay of taxpayers’ refunds when those taxpayers...

TAS Tax Tip: Families - Gear-up now for changes that will affect your 2018 return

Tue, Dec 11, 2018

It’s the holidays and is anyone really thinking about taxes? We hope you are, because there are certain things you will need to know now, and some you may need to act upon before the end of the calendar year. For individuals, The Taxpayer Advocate Service’s Tax Reform Changes website, in both English and Spanish, has information for you about what is changing and what is not for the...

NTA Blog: IRS Fraud Detection - A Process That is Challenging for Taxpayers to Navigate with an Outdated Case Management System Resulting in Significant Delays of Legitimate Refunds Part 1

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. As we approach the filing season, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss an issue that affects many taxpayer returns, namely the IRS processes for identifying ...

Know how getting married changes your tax situation

Tue, Dec 04, 2018

When you get married, your tax situation changes. Your marital status as of Dec. 31 determines your tax filing options for the entire year. If you’re married at year-end, you have two filing status choices: filing jointly with your new spouse, Married Filing Jointly, or filing separate from your spouse, Married Filing Separately Most married couples file jointly because it is simpler an...

NTA Blog: As the IRS Redesigns Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, Stakeholders Raise Important Questions

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. The IRS is redesigning Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. The changes to this form will affect nearly every employee and employer, potenti...

NTA Blog: Thanksgiving

Wed, Nov 21, 2018

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. So that our staff can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, we are taking a break this week from posting our blog. We want to wish each and every o...

NTA Blog: Veterans Face Challenges in Claiming Refunds for Taxes Improperly Withheld from Disability Severance Pay

Fri, Nov 16, 2018

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. With having celebrated Veteran’s Day this week, it is worth reflecting on the continuing challenges military taxpayers face. Background In December 2016, lawma...