Tax refunds

FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
February 06, 2018 - 11:17 am
"Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes reference to his father Mario Cuomo as he delivers his state of the state address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. During the speech, Cuomo pledged to sue over the new federal tax plan, which he called “an assault” by the federal government. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
January 06, 2018 - 9:00 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In New Jersey and California, top Democratic officials want to let people make charitable contributions to the state instead of paying certain taxes. In Connecticut and New York, officials are exploring a switch from income taxes to new ones on payroll. A few governors have...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file photo, a child is lifted by her parents at a street corner in downtown Seattle. The expansion of a child tax credit helped seal Congress’ approval of the Republican tax overhaul. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 22, 2017 - 3:32 pm
The expansion of a child tax credit helped seal Congress' approval of the Republican tax overhaul. Sen. Marco Rubio had insisted that House-Senate negotiators allow low-income households to claim more of the child credit. And the final bill did so. So do poor families stand to benefit? Maybe. It...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 11, 2015, file photo, a family walks to their condo in Santa Clarita, Calif. Taxes can be confusing in any normal year. But the mad dash to overhaul U.S. tax law may have some families wondering what will actually change for them come Jan. 1, 2018, and what they should do. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
December 21, 2017 - 12:51 pm
Federal taxes can be confounding in any typical year. But the Republican-led Congress' mad dash to approve the most sweeping tax overhaul in three decades has left many households unsure of what changes might await them come Jan. 1 and what they should do — if anything — before or after then. Here...
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House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, right, confers with Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., the top Democrat, as the panel meets early Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, to approve some procedural corrections in the final version of the Republican tax bill, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 20, 2017 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a Christmas gift the middle class might want to give back in a few years. The Republican tax plan bestows an initial infusion of cash on nearly every taxpayer next year. That extra income is likely to please millions of households, support consumer spending and perhaps give...
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December 19, 2017 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — So what's in the massive $1.5 trillion Republican tax package, what's not and what does it mean for most Americans? The complex legislation, weeks in the making, scales back the popular deduction for state and local taxes, bad news for Americans in some of the wealthiest suburbs...
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December 19, 2017 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are barreling ahead on their sweeping revamp of the nation's tax code, with final votes in the House and Senate on Tuesday. President Donald Trump is aching to sign it before Christmas. ___ Highlights of the legislation, which would make about $1.5 trillion...
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December 18, 2017 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress have blended separate tax bills passed by the House and Senate into compromise legislation that seeks to achieve a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code. GOP leaders are looking toward passage of the final package by the House and Senate this week,...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he departs from the South Lawn of the White House via Marine One in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, to spend the weekend at Camp David in Maryland. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 16, 2017 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth. The legislation, which the GOP aims to...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans signed the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 16, 2017 - 3:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans' tax package would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power — and even extend a hand to buyers of electric cars. An agreement by House and Senate negotiators would open Alaska's Arctic...
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