Julie Zauzmer Weil

New York

Tax reporter

Education: Harvard University

Julie Z. Weil reports on taxes. She has worked at The Post since 2013, including four years covering religion in America and two covering local government in D.C.
Latest from Julie Zauzmer Weil

Years of IRS inaction leave workers vulnerable to shady tax preparers

Made-up expenses and beneficiaries provide larger refunds — until the IRS catches up to the taxpayer

August 29, 2023

IRS says agents will no longer knock on taxpayers’ doors unannounced

The agency's staff has knocked on more than 10,000 doors each year for decades, but will end the practice, citing risks to agents' safety from irate taxpayers.

July 24, 2023

Fight over deduction for state and local taxes snags GOP tax bill

Liberals and conservatives both oppose a bipartisan effort to lift the Trump-era cap on state and local tax deductions.

July 24, 2023

Tax prep sites gave millions of taxpayers’ info to Facebook and Google

After report shows H&R Block, TaxSlayer and TaxAct gave tens of millions of people's personal financial information to tech companies, senators call for criminal charges.

July 12, 2023

Biden won a global tax rate. Now Americans wonder if it was a good deal.

Major countries are going ahead with the global tax rate deal, while Republicans in Congress resist it.

July 5, 2023

How California’s wild weather brought the debt-ceiling ‘X date’ closer

The U.S. Treasury collected almost $300 billion less in taxes than it predicted, meaning the government might hit its debt ceiling sooner.

May 22, 2023

Who is the ‘taxpayer’ and ‘spouse’ in marriages when both work?

A new research paper shows finds straight couples are more likely to list husband as primary taxpayer, but the percentage of women listed as taxpayers has increased slightly.

January 23, 2023

Billionaires in blue states face coordinated wealth-tax bills

State lawmakers are set to introduce bills this week that would test an unprecedented form of taxing the rich in several states where billionaires live.

January 17, 2023

Hoping to win the Mega Millions? You’ll need to think about taxes.

The tax issues that the person who might come into a $1.3 billion windfall tonight will have to think about are probably pretty different from their previous tax concerns.

January 12, 2023

IRS advocate reports big drop in backlog as GOP votes to cut funds

The IRS reduced its massive backlog of tax returns by nearly two-thirds over the past year, which could lead to shorter delays for refunds.

January 11, 2023