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Eau Claire Wisconsin Cop Returns IRS Scammer’s Phone Call, Goes Viral

It seems like nearly everyone has gotten one of these IRS scam phone calls. You know, the old "you-owe-us-money-so-give-me-your-personal-information-so-you-won't-go-to-jail" call. I've gotten several, but being aware that it's a scam, I just hung up. A cop in Eau Claire, Wisconsin decided that he'd go me one better and call them back.

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Illinois Has the Highest Tax Rates in America

It's tax season once again, so keep in mind that you've got about a month to change over from the "wearing of the green" to the "sending of your green" to the government. Woo-hoo.

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Rockford is a Target for IRS Scammers

I've gotten a few calls and emails here at the station telling me about how someone purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) called a local resident and told them that the resident was being sued by the IRS for one reason or another. The problem is, the call is BS, and the caller is a scam artist.

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As the Deadline Approaches, Let’s Look at Taxes by the Numbers

If this is the first you've even thought about Tax Deadline Day, then feel free to panic and stress out. I'll wait.

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Why is Tax Day April 18th and Not the 15th

It's crunch time for those of us who haven't even begun our taxes.
Good news the due date has been to the 18th, not this Friday the 15th.

But why?

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We Really Don’t Like Tax Time

As a kid, I always knew when it was tax time. Not by looking at the calendar, but by watching my dad's mood go sour for the week or so he spent spreading all his tax info on our dining room table.

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Don’t Look For a Quick Tax Refund From Illinois

If you were planning to quickly file your tax returns this year in the hopes of getting an big refund check from the state of Illinois, you might want to start making other financial plans...

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Morning Headlines: Thursday, November 19

IRS Phone Scam Trying to Con Illinois Residents into Sending Money

Car Drives Through Home in Hit And Run

Rockford woman arrested by Belvidere authorities for allegedly dealing cocaine

5-year-old Rockford girl dies after apparent accident on backyard playset

Winnebago Buy Local pushes for people to shop locally on Black Friday

Rockford Lutheran breaks ground on new media center

SwedishAmerican Provides $12,000 Grant for CPR Training at Harlem

 

 

 

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Oberweis Calls For Special Prosecutor In IRS Scandal [AUDIO]

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In the race for U. S. Senate, the challenger, State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove), is going for a “two-fer” here: he’s trying to get on board the IRS issue, and also tie his opponent, incumbent U...

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