Latest from Michelle Singletary
The Cares Act provides relief for taxpayers affected by the coronavirus. But be careful of trying to take advantage of the relief if you have not been impacted by the pandemic, according to IRS guidance.
  • Aug 10, 2020
Law enforcement officials have seen an uptick in illegal pyramid schemes since the pandemic hit the U.S. causing massive job losses.
  • Aug 7, 2020
Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.
  • Aug 6, 2020
With expanded unemployment ending for millions, it's even more vital that the IRS finish delivering stimulus payments from the Cares Act. But there are still untold numbers of folks who have yet to get their stimulus payments. So the Taxpayer Advocate's Office is stepping in. Starting Aug. 10, TAS will handle economic impact payments under five specific situations.
  • Aug 4, 2020
Despite the ups and downs in the stock market, you still should invest for retirement. Here's some advice to help you feel less fearful.
  • Aug 3, 2020
The next round of stimulus payments is likely to expand the universe of dependents eligible for the extra $500 to college students, elderly parents claimed by their adult children on their taxed returns, and disabled adults being cared for by their parents.
  • Jul 31, 2020
Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.
  • Jul 30, 2020
The IRS has told people who filed a paper return to expect delays. But others, who filed electronically, are still waiting for their refunds, too.
  • Jul 28, 2020
As Congress debates sending a second round of stimulus checks, many people complain they haven't received the first payment, including disabled federal beneficiaries who have filed a lawsuit against the Treasury and IRS.
  • Jul 27, 2020
Ivanka Trump's Find Something New campaign is supposed to steer people to rising careers that don’t require a two- or four-year degree. I checked it out, and found old advice and existing programs repackaged on a glitzy website that takes people down a rabbit hole of links.
  • Jul 24, 2020