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Married, domestic partnership or something else?

Apr 13, 2012
While some states have legalized gay marriage, the federal government has not -- which puts many same-sex couples at a loss on how to properly file their federal taxes.
Posted In: Taxes, gay marriage

Do Americans care about the Buffett Rule?

Apr 12, 2012
The Obama administration has been arguing strongly this week for the Buffett Rule, which would raise taxes on those making $1 million a year or more. According to the latest Gallup polls, a majority of Americans are in favor of it.
Posted In: Buffett Rule, Taxes

Missouri's low cigarette tax under fire

Apr 10, 2012
A ballot initiative could raise the tax rate on a pack of smokes in Missouri, which is 8x lower than the national average.
Posted In: smoking, Taxes, health care, Health

Every day is tax time

Apr 9, 2012
Taxes are all around, but we may not realize it.
Posted In: Taxes

Home business tax dodgers beware!

Apr 6, 2012
Marketplace's Jennifer Collins reports that home business owners who haven't paid taxes on their sales risk a contretemps with the IRS.
Posted In: Taxes, tax, Entrepreneurship

'Taxes are a fraud!'

Apr 5, 2012
Commentator P. J. O'Rourke says the sheer complexity of the tax code makes it one giant con.
Posted In: Taxes

The taxpayers most likely to get audited

Apr 2, 2012
With just 15 days left before taxes are due this year, are you more likely to get audited than your neighbor or co-worker?
Posted In: Taxes, audit

I 'heart' taxes

Apr 2, 2012
Commentator Melissa Chadburn says paying your taxes shows you value your community.
Posted In: Taxes

Last-minute tax filers: Listen up

Apr 2, 2012
You can create a tax-time ritual to help get you motivated.
Posted In: Taxes, rituals

Taxes and a home equity loan

Mar 28, 2012
Hello. I'm 50 and single. I have a 15-year mortgage at 3.5 percent. My income is more than $80,000. I have a Roth and I am maximizing my company's 403(b) account. I have no credit card debt -- no debt in general except the mortgage, so I don't have a lot of write-offs. Does it make sense to get an equity loan and finish my basement so I can get a bigger write-off on taxes while investing in my home, or should I continue to just sock money away because it is better to not have debt? Thanks. Lisa, Salt Lake City, UT
Posted In: home equity loan, debt, Savings, Taxes

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