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The IRS has extended the filing deadline because of technical problems. Taxpayers now have until midnight Wednesday to file their returns or extension requests and pay their taxes. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The IRS estimates that more than $65 million has been lost to phone tax scammers in the last five years. They're most active during high tax season in March and April. mihailomilovanovic/Getty Images hide caption

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As Tax Day Approaches, Watch Out For Phone Scammers

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Money deposited in a health savings account is tax-deductible, grows tax-free and can be used to pay for medical expenses. The annual maximum allowable contribution to an HSA is slightly lower for some people this year. Fanatic Studio/Collection Mix: Subjects RF/Getty Images hide caption

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During the 2013 shutdown, tourists have to look at Mount Rushmore from the highway because the national memorial in Keystone, S.D., was closed. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Open Or Closed? Here's What Happens In A Partial Government Shutdown

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Now that Congress has passed the Republican tax bill, the IRS has a lot of work to do to prepare for the changes to the tax code. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Now That The GOP Tax Bill Is Approved, The IRS Gets Busy

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The IRS released preliminary figures that show about three-quarters of taxpayers indicated they had qualifying health insurance in 2014. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Lou Graham prepares taxes in Connecticut and is ready to answer client questions about the Affordable Care Act. Jeff Cohen/WNPR hide caption

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Tax Preparers Get Ready To Be Bearers Of Bad News About Health Law

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