This past month at least 55 companies reported they had fallen victim to a new type of specialized phishing scheme. It involves a criminal masquerading as a real employee, often a key executive, and then duping unwitting employees to provide payment or secure files. The scam takes many forms. Here are a couple of the most common.

You've spent years saving for retirement, but now it's time to plan the best way to manage your retirement savings withdrawals. Here is a potential method to help maximize your funds using a tax-advantaged strategy.

A couple of years ago, the U.S. Treasury released a report highlighting a disturbing level of non-compliance in alimony reporting on tax returns. Since the report was released, the IRS has increased the scrutiny they place on tax returns with alimony claims. If you file a tax return involving alimony, make sure you know the facts so you can avoid any potential audit problems.

One of the biggest delays in filing your tax return is missing information. Make sure you don't miss some of these commonly overlooked items.

You may already have big plans for spending your tax refund. Many think of this extra money in black and white terms of you either do something responsible with it or you frivolously spend every last cent of it. Here are a few suggestions for making the most of your tax refund while still having a little fun.