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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a taxpayer can challenge an IRS summons, only if the taxpayer can meet a minimum standard of proof.

The Court's unanimous decision in United States v. Clarke held that taxpayers can ultimately challenge IRS summonses (yes, that's the plural of summons) as long as there are some specific facts that show they were issued in bad faith.

Reports in the news about this case have been a bit misleading, so here's what the High Court actually said about fighting an IRS summons:

Divorcing couples may be a bit in the dark about how to deal with joint tax returns, and a little knowledge can go a long way.

That certainly was the case with Jason Alan Bruce and his ex-wife: Miscommunication over filing a joint federal tax return for their final year of marriage had both former spouses claiming their children as dependents on separate returns -- and got Jason summoned to Tax Court.

What lessons can you learn from this divorcing couple's IRS mix-up?

The U.S. Supreme Court may not have much of April left, but there are some big cases still to be argued and decided.

With six days of oral arguments remaining, here are five Supreme Court cases you should be watching in April:

Legal How-To: Preparing for an IRS Audit

While some people sweat at the idea of preparing for an IRS audit, there's good news: the chances of getting audited are lower than they've been since at least the 1980s.

Budget cuts and new responsibilities are limiting the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS's) resources and ability to police tax returns, so this year, the agency is only going after the "worst of the bad guys," according to the Associated Press.

Although the audit risks are lower this year, it doesn't mean all taxpayers are off the hook. Here's how to prepare for an IRS audit.

Top 10 Tips for Tax Procrastinators

Attention tax procrastinators: You're now just days away from the tax-filing deadline of April 15.

While it probably wasn't the best idea to wait until the very last minute to get your taxes together, there are still some tricks and surprising deductions that can potentially pay off for you.

Here are our Top 10 tips for tax procrastinators:

Legal How-To: Paying Your Taxes in Installments

If you owe the IRS money, the April 15th deadline is fast approaching.

It's important to note that even if you get an extension to file your taxes, you still need to pay the taxes owed by the deadline or else you'll get charged interest on any unpaid amounts.

For those unable to pay the IRS in one lump sum, however, there are a few types of installment plans offered. Here's a general overview:

Filing Taxes Late: What Are the Penalties?

Just like not being tardy for the party, taxpayers shouldn't be filing their taxes late because latecomers are subject to penalties.

These penalties are monetary and fall under either the "failure to file" or "failure to pay" category, or both, the IRS says.

Here's what you need to know about late filing and payment penalties:

The IRS has news for Bitcoin holders: The virtual currency isn't considered currency for tax purposes -- it's property.

The Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday that since Bitcoins and other virtual currencies have no legal tender status in any jurisdiction, they cannot be classified as "currency," reports Reuters. Instead, the IRS explained that Bitcoins can be treated like taxable property.

With Tax Day looming, how will Bitcoin holders need to report their virtual riches?

Legal How-To: Getting a Tax Filing Extension

For most individuals filing taxes, April 15 is the deadline. However, if you're a procrastinor -- or if you were unable to file your taxes by the deadline for other reasons -- the IRS may give you an extension.

If you're running late, here's how to get a tax filing extension, along with a few words of caution:

5 Legal 'Spring Cleaning' Tips That Can Pay Off

Rejoice! The first day of spring is finally here. Besides tidying up your home or office, you may also want to consider some legal "spring cleaning" tasks as well.

As seasons change and time moves on, so will your legal needs -- especially when it comes to updating your important legal documents.

With that in mind, here are five legal spring cleaning tips that can potentially pay off: