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Early bird alert! You can file your taxes starting today!

Jan 31, 2014
Plus, 10 simple reasons to file your taxes early.
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Yes, the rich pay more tax; their income is up, too

Mar 4, 2013
The latest income tax increase on the wealthy could result in their paying a greater share of income in federal taxes since 1979. Their income has increased even more.
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A brief history of the income tax

Feb 1, 2013
The modern American income tax celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend.
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In defense of the income tax, a history

Nov 19, 2012
It took a natural disaster and a financial panic to get income taxes written into the U.S. Constitution. That was 1907. And even those who like public programs are still struggling to defend taxes.
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Would an income tax hike hurt hiring?

Jul 11, 2012
Fewer than a million small-business owners would likely face higher taxes. And some would keep hiring anyway.
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Tax rates hit historic low in 2009

Jul 11, 2012
A new report from the Congressional Budget Office says the tax rates paid by most Americans were at near-record lows in 2009. Who's paying less, who's paying more, and what's causing the change?
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British budget to be unveiled with focus on income tax

Mar 21, 2012
A former British finance minister once threatened to “squeeze the rich until the pips squeak," but that won’t like be the message of today.
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IRS may have money waiting for you

Jan 27, 2012
Today is Earned Income Tax Credit Day, which highlights the benefit for low- and moderate-wage earners.
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Romney's taxes highlight low rates on investment income

Jan 24, 2012
The Republican candidate paid 13.9 percent of his income in federal taxes in 2010, a lower percentage than many people with less income pay. But higher tax rates on Mitt Romney's investment income would raise taxes for others, too.
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A look behind Romney's taxes

Jan 24, 2012
The U.S. tax code can be a cumbersome beast. How did Mitt Romney manage to pay roughly 15 percent in taxes last year?
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