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IRS Direct Pay and e-file go down at the worst possible time

IRS Direct Pay and e-file go down at the worst possible time

It's a big day here in the US, as many Americans need to have their tax returns filed with the IRS by the time the clock strikes midnight. It's a day of dread and stress for many of those filers, and unfortunately, problems with the IRS website aren't making the day go by any smoother. Crucial parts of the IRS website have gone today, preventing some people from successfully submitting a return or paying what they owe.

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Bitcoin taxes: A terrifying story about the basics

Bitcoin taxes: A terrifying story about the basics

For tax collectors at the IRS, bitcoin season is upon us. Today we're taking a peek at the most basic elements - the need-to-know parts - of taxes in the United States when it comes to bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. As one Redditor found out recently, taxes on crypto could be simple - or they could be absolutely terrifyingly bad to behold. OF NOTE: None of what we present here should be taken as financial advice, as we are not accountants - all users should seek professional help (especially if they're frequent readers of articles here on SlashGear.)

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Crypto taxes time: IRS has Coinbase in its sights

Crypto taxes time: IRS has Coinbase in its sights

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is ramping up an investigation of the ways and means with which citizens of the USA hide their cash for tax season. Their primary target right this minute: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This investigation is currently aiming at Coinbase, the biggest brand in buying Bitcoin for USD - and a primary source for many millions of dollars in cash exchanged for code.

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Bitcoin price today: Stock up, but keep it secret (BTC USD)

Bitcoin price today: Stock up, but keep it secret (BTC USD)

This morning the price of Bitcoin VS USD is lower than it's likely set to be over the next few days. As such, it's a good time to trade your dollars for all the satoshi* you can hold. The big problem with what you're about to do isn't the cash exchange, it's the taxation of said investments that might end up being applied retroactively in the near future.

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IRS halts Equifax fraud prevention contract

IRS halts Equifax fraud prevention contract

Just yesterday, we told you about a malicious prompt that was appearing on Equifax's website when customers tried to dispute errors on their credit reports. The pop-up prompted users to download a new version of Flash player, only to install tough-to-identify adware instead. It looks like Equifax may be paying the price for that particular oversight, as the IRS has temporarily suspected a fraud prevention contract it awarded the company earlier this month.

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IRS number filed a lawsuit against you? That’s a scam

IRS number filed a lawsuit against you? That’s a scam

Phone calls are being made this week - and for the next several week - by robots pretending to be the IRS. This is part of a scam that's been going on for at least a couple of years in this exact format. The phone call will come to any number - I just got a call on my mobile phone on an unlisted number, mind you - and it'll sound something like this: "Hello, we have been trying to reach you. This call is officially a final notice from the IRS, Internal Revenue Service."

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