Tax-return delay could hurt low-income families, study says

Millions of low- and moderate-income Americans who claim certain tax credits will have to wait weeks longer than usual this year for their federal income tax refunds because of a new law aimed at reducing fraud.

Hewlett-Packard offers fix for printers susceptible to remote hacks

Hewlett-Packard released a firmware update Friday that it says will fix a susceptibility in some of the Palo Alto, Calif., company's popular LaserJet printers that researchers said could allow hackers to remotely take control ...

Early income-tax filing not the best deal

The early bird doesn't always get the worm. Moreover, said a consumer-finance expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, being in a hurry to file your federal income tax forms in pursuit of a quick refund isn't ...

Thwarting cheaters with 'smart' tax returns

Research by the University of Michigan examines whether changes to the income tax return could help cut evasion, which costs federal, state and local governments more than $400 billion a year.

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