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What's a 'tax expenditure'? We decode a controversial budget term

Apr 26, 2013
Tax breaks like the home mortgage deduction confer financial benefits, and some argue they're part of the government safety net.
Posted In: Taxes, deductions, safety net

Warning: 'Fiscal cliffs' may be ahead

Aug 10, 2012
A host of tax increases for the wealthy and cuts to deductions and credits may cause some steep drops in Americans' incomes.
Posted In: Taxes, deductions, credits

Is major tax reform coming?

Feb 1, 2012
Like it or not, some form of major tax change is coming over the next several years. The reason is well-known: The federal government's dire long-term fiscal situation. The real question is what kind of tax overhaul.
Posted In: Taxes, tax forms, credits, deductions, tax reform, federal budget

Tax Question: Can Uncle Sam help me with heathcare?

Apr 14, 2011
All this week I've been answering last-minute tax questions as part of Marketplace Money's special report on tax season, and here's the latest....
Posted In: deductions, health insurance, Taxes

Question: Charity starts at home, right?

Apr 12, 2011
All this week I'll be answering last-minute tax questions as part of Marketplace Money's special report on tax season. This next question comes...
Posted In: Charity, deductions, Taxes

Question: Is dog food deductible?

Apr 11, 2011
All this week I'll be answering last-minute tax questions as part of Marketplace Money's special report on tax season. The first one comes from...
Posted In: deductions, pets, Taxes