Latest from Michelle Singletary

Where’s my tax refund? The Post’s personal finance columnist answers your tax deadline questions.

The deadline to file your federal taxes is Monday, May 17. And, your tax return could determine the amount you're owed.
  • May 5, 2021

If you owe the IRS and can’t pay, this is what you should and shouldn’t do

The tax deadline is May 17, and millions may owe and can't pay. A former national taxpayer advocate offers advice on tackling the debt.
  • May 4, 2021

Biden just recited his wish list for struggling American families. Now he has to deliver.

Biden's American Families Act promises low and middle-income households financial breathing room, such as more tax credits, lower healthcare costs, and two free years of community college.
  • Apr 30, 2021
  • Perspective

Apple thinks building credit should be a family affair. No 13-year-old needs credit.

Apple introduces a new feature to its branded credit card, "Apple Card Family," which enables people to share and build credit together. Parents can also track purchases and limit spending for children 13 and older.
  • Apr 27, 2021

If you call the IRS, there’s only a 1-in-50 chance you’ll reach a human being

So far this tax season, only about 2 percent of calls have gotten through to an IRS customer service representative, and the taxpayers who managed to get through have waited on hold an average of 20 minutes, according to national taxpayer advocate Erin M. Collins.
  • Apr 23, 2021

Ponzi king’s death is a reminder that his con-artist tricks live on

Bernie Madoff, who died on April 14, conned so many people, even investment professionals. His legacy should be a road map for investors on how to protect themselves.
  • Apr 20, 2021

A new FEMA program offers up to $9,000 to help with covid-19 funerals. Scammers see an opportunity.

Scammers are trying to take advantage of families looking for help from FEMA's new $9,000 covid-19 funeral assistance program.
  • Apr 16, 2021

The IRS is looking to send $1.3 billion in refunds for people who didn’t file a 2017 return

IRS has refunds worth $1.3 billion for people who still haven't filed their 2017 federal tax returns. The agency also suspends the requirement for people to repay excess payments of the 2020 premium tax credit.
  • Apr 13, 2021

Inside the U.S. government’s new $30 million effort to combat pandemic profiteering

Tucked in the third round of stimulus aid was $30.4 million allocated to the Federal Trade Commission to fight coronavirus-related scams. Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, acting FTC chair, discusses the efforts in a Q&A with The Post.
  • Apr 9, 2021

Veterans still waiting for their $1,400 stimulus payments should get direct deposits by April 14

The IRS announced it has distributed another $36 billion in stimulus payments. Veterans still waiting for their $1,400 stimulus payments should get direct deposits by April 14.
  • Apr 7, 2021