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Do Social Security Recipients Have to File Income Taxes?

This story is part of Taxes 2023, CNET’s coverage of the best tax software, tax tips and everything else you need to file your return and track your refund. Most Americans have two weeks left before income tax returns are due to the IRS, but not everyone has to file taxes. If you received Social …

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Deduct These Work Expenses on Your Tax Return This Year

This story is part of Taxes 2023, CNET’s coverage of the best tax software, tax tips and everything else you need to file your return and track your refund. Taxpayers have less than three weeks  left (though some states get deadline extensions due to severe weather) to file their tax returns until the April 18 filing deadline hits. Before they do so, …

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Inside Meow Wolf’s Living, Breathing Metaverse

We entered through the gift shop. The convenience-store glare of Omega Mart greeted us like a 7-Eleven: bright rows of generic snack foods, souvenir knickknacks and a beverage case in the back. Standard Vegas vibe. But look closer. The display case near you advertises “Emergency Clams.” A pile of soup cans, attended to by an employee, is turning into an …

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CNET’s Editors’ Choice Awards: The Best Products and Services for 2023

For more than two decades, CNET editors have poked, prodded, tested, retested, intentionally dropped and even stayed up all night to assess the new products and services that promise to change the way we live and work.  Our new Editors’ Choice badge.  CNET In 2022, our team of experts found 82 products and services in seven categories that we believe …

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McDonald’s Boo Buckets Are Gone After Halloween: How to Get One Now

McDonald’s Halloween pails, aka Boo Buckets, have returned just in time for spooky season. The Halloween-themed buckets are now available at participating McDonald’s across the US through Oct. 31 or until supplies run out, and here’s what you need to know. guess who’s coming back pic.twitter.com/7iBvLVLyhB — McDonald’s (@McDonalds) October 6, 2022 What are McDonald’s Halloween Boo Buckets? Back in …

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Before You Sell Your Car, Do These 4 Things to Get More Money

Buying a newer, more advanced vehicle is always exciting — but before you do, you need to decide what you’ll do with your current car. For instance, you could trade it in at a dealership, sell it or donate it to charity for a nice tax deduction. If you plan to sell or trade it in, there are a few …

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Apple Hikes Prices on Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple One Bundle

Apple on Monday said it’s raising prices on its popular Apple Music and Apple TV Plus subscription services, as well as on its Apple One bundle, marking the first major price increase in the US from the company in years. Apple Music is jumping by $1 for individuals to $11 per month and by $2 for families to $17 per month. Apple TV Plus, …

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Crafty College Students Design Helmets to Thwart Exam Cheating

You’ve put in long hours studying for your college midterms and don’t want anyone copying your answers. What do you do? You make a wacky anti-cheating hat that blocks your peers from seeing your test, of course.   Enlarge Image Mary Joy Mandane-Ortiz That’s what students at a school in the Philippines did on the prompting of their teacher, who …

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Social Security COLA for 2023: Here’s How Much More You’ll Be Getting Next Year

Next year, Social Security benefits will see a cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, of 8.7% — the largest since 1981, when the increase hit an all-time high of 11.2%.  “A COLA of 8.7% is extremely rare and would be the highest ever received by most Social Security beneficiaries alive today,” Senior Citizens League policy analyst Mary Johnson said in a statement earlier this year. …

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You Have Less Than Two Weeks to Claim Money From AT&T’s $14 Million Hidden Fee Settlement

Current and former AT&T customers may be eligible for a piece of a $14 million settlement, but the deadline is swiftly approaching.AT&T agreed to the massive payout after a class action lawsuit alleged it charged subscribers hidden fees for years:  In court filings, plaintiffs in Vianu v. AT&T Mobility argued the telecom company failed to inform postpaid wireless customers they …

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