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Wilmington seafood distributor pleads guilty to tax evasion

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A Wilmington seafood distributor pleaded guilty today to federal tax evasion, according to the US Justice Department and the IRS. Prosecutors say Jeffrey Wayne Scott, 48, admitted to one count of willfully attempting to evade his personal income tax. Full story...
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IRS: Think ahead, don't fall for scams as April 15 nears

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videoAs the April 15 tax filing deadline approaches, the IRS wants to remind you to think ahead and be careful of scammers targeting taxpayers. Full story...
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Hagan talks Farm Bill, White House controversies

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videoIt's growing season on farms in the Tar Heel State. Meanwhile in Washington questions continue to grow about how the White House has handled several high-profile controversies. Full story...
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NC Democratic chair owes $286,000 in back taxes

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Court records show the new head of the North Carolina Democratic Party owes nearly $290,000 in back taxes and penalties. Full story...
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Caremerica CEO, CFO sentenced for tax fraud

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video Ronald E. Burrell, former chief executive officer (CEO) of Caremerica Inc., and Michael R. Elliott, former chief financial officer (CFO) of Caremerica Inc., were sentenced today in Wilmington, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. Full story...
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NC Republicans file IRS complaint against critics

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The North Carolina Republican Party is accusing several liberal-leaning advocacy groups of violating federal tax rules by working together this year to oppose GOP legislative candidates. Full story...
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IRS offers free options for online tax filing

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video Tax time. It's the time of year you either get a refund or give the government even more money. Either way, if you're looking to save a little cash, did you know you can file your federal taxes for free? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: IRS hits Navassa with $35k penalty

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videoThe IRS has issued a nearly $35,000 fine to the Town of Navassa. When reached by phone this morning, Mayor Eulis Willis said the council has not yet talked about the penalty, but it does have the town's lawyer working on it. Full story...
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IRS estimate: 17 percent of taxes owed went unpaid

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The Internal Revenue Service is estimating that people and businesses underpaid their taxes by $450 billion in the most recent year studied. Full story...
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Obamas paid $453,770 taxes on $1.7 million income

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President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are reporting income of $1.728 million for last year, much of it from the sale of the president's books. They paid federal taxes of $453,770. Full story...
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If government shuts down, you still have to file taxes

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video With a federal government shutdown looming, many are wondering how that will affect the Cape Fear area. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged in illegal credit scheme

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The United States Attorney's Office announced that a federal grand jury returned a 74-count criminal indictment charging James Walter Goddard of Wilmington with bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, aggravated identity theft and obstruction of justice. Full story...
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IRS: New addresses for forms mailed from Carolinas

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Taxpayers from the Carolinas who mail in their federal tax forms must use new addresses this year. Full story...
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IRS offers free help for qualifying taxpayers

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Taxpayers around the Wilmington region may want to take advantage of special Saturday hours scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at the Wilmington IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center located at 3340 Jaeckle Drive. Full story...
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IRS to help struggling taxpayers

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IRS staff will help taxpayers address economic hardship issues, make payment arrangements or get help claiming any of the special tax breaks in last year's stimulus. Full story...
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