IRS http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Federal Employees Head to Work, Glad Shutdown Is Over http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-federal-employees-head-work-glad-shutdown-over <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Relief. That was the main reaction from government workers heading back to their jobs at the federal building in downtown Seattle after a couple weeks of forced time off due to the partial government shutdown. A steady stream of people headed through the revolving doors even before sunrise.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:22:06 +0000 Ashley Gross 10525 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Federal Employees Head to Work, Glad Shutdown Is Over Death and IRAs http://www.kplu.org/post/death-and-iras <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You've worked hard to fund your golden years with an Individual Retirement Account (</span><a href="http://www.irs.gov/uac/Publication-590,-Individual-Retirement-Arrangements-(IRAs)" style="line-height: 1.5;">IRA</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">). But what happens to that money when you die?</span></p><p>Well, since you won't be around, maybe you're not worried about it. But financial commentator Greg Heberlein says a little planning now can make things easier on your loved ones down the road.</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 10025 at http://www.kplu.org Death and IRAs IRS Ruling Could Mean Upswing in Same-Sex Marriages in Wash. http://www.kplu.org/post/irs-ruling-could-mean-upswing-same-sex-marriages-wash <p>County officials who issue marriage licenses in Washington state are gearing up for a possible influx of new applicants following the Internal Revenue Services’ ruling that states gay marriage will be recognized across state lines for federal tax purposes.</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:59:02 +0000 Chris Lehman 9822 at http://www.kplu.org IRS Ruling Could Mean Upswing in Same-Sex Marriages in Wash. Northwest Lawmakers Push Federal Marijuana Bills http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-lawmakers-push-federal-marijuana-bills <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/060513ML_POT_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Some Democrats in the US Congress are pushing measures to bring marijuana dispensaries in the Northwest under the federal tax code. Since federal law prohibits possession and sale of marijuana, dispensaries can't take advantage of any federal tax deductions.<p>Several members of Congress have introduced legislation that would allow the IRS to recognize pot businesses in states where marijuana is legal. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 16:49:23 +0000 9003 at http://www.kplu.org Northwest Lawmakers Push Federal Marijuana Bills Obama: IRS acting commissioner has resigned http://www.kplu.org/post/obama-irs-acting-commissioner-has-resigned <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">President Barack&nbsp;<font color="red">Obama</font>&nbsp;says the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Steven Miller, has submitted his resignation in the aftermath of an investigation that found the agency improperly targeted conservative groups.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 23:06:00 +0000 The Associated Press 8795 at http://www.kplu.org Teen helps taxpayers file returns by extended deadline this year http://www.kplu.org/post/teen-helps-taxpayers-file-returns-extended-deadline-year <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-963391.mp3</p><p>Tax day is later than usual this year. The <a href="http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=233910,00.html">deadline to file federal returns is Monday, April 18<sup>th</sup>.</a></p><p>The IRS didn&#39;t extend the cutoff just to give procrastinators more time. It did so to allow its employees to observe Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington, D.C. to honor when Abraham Lincoln signed a law that ended slavery in the District.</p><p>A lot of taxpayer still dread filing their returns, even with a few extra days. That&rsquo;s not the case for one local teenager. She&rsquo;s the youngest person out of 650 people to volunteer with United Way of King County to help people prepare their taxes.&nbsp; Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 1204 at http://www.kplu.org Teen helps taxpayers file returns by extended deadline this year