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Corporate tax hits 40-year low

Feb 3, 2012
Thanks to “bonus depreciation,” corporations paid the feds only 12.1 percent of their profits in taxes in 2011.
Posted In: Corporate Tax Cuts, Taxes, corporations

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

Week in Review: Romney's 15.9% tax rate

Jan 27, 2012
How can ordinary Americans can get a tax rate like Mitt Romney's?
Posted In: tax, Taxes, romney, 15.9%, capital gains, income

How Americans would change the tax system

Jan 26, 2012
Taxing the rich has once again become a hot button issue. How do Americans feel about the amount they are handing over to Uncle Sam each year?
Posted In: Taxes, 2012 campaign

I-bonds are a worthwhile investment

Jan 25, 2012
There was a time that Marketplace Money was very pro I-bonds. I haven't heard them mentioned in years. This year, when I submitted my tax return, I was given the option to purchase I-bonds with my refund. Thoughts? Rebekka, Los Angeles, CA
Posted In: savings bonds, Saving, Taxes

How Mitt Romney's tax rate stacks up

Jan 24, 2012
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has finally released his tax returns. How does he compare to the average millionaire, and the average American?
Posted In: 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney, Taxes

What is an effective tax rate?

Jan 24, 2012
News is out this morning that Mitt Romney's effective tax rate is around 14 percent. But that's a different tax rate calculation than the one you're probably familiar with.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Taxes, 2012 campaign

What millionaires pay in taxes

Jan 24, 2012
Mitt Romney has revealed his tax returns, but how does that compare to others who earn around the same amount of money?
Posted In: Taxes, millionaire, Mitt Romney

The Roth 403(b) option

Jan 17, 2012
My wife and I both work for a state university that recently began offering a Roth 403(b) option. I am 52 and she is 47. We both contribute the maximum to the traditional retirement plan and to a traditional 403(b), as well as making the maximum contribution to Roth IRAs. I've used various online calculators to try to determine if we should switch new 403(b) contributions to the Roth option, but the result always comes out to just a couple hundred dollars or less monthly income difference one way or the other. I wonder if I'm missing some significant considerations or if the decision really is just a toss-up for people our age. I'd greatly appreciate some insight on how best to weight this decision. Thanks! Jerry, Hillsborough, NC
Posted In: Roth, 403(b), retirement savings, Taxes

Businesses eyeing payroll tax cut extension

Jan 16, 2012
Businesses want to attach tax credits to the payroll tax extension bill.
Posted In: payroll tax, Taxes

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