The high cost of the other American Dream, education

Apr 13, 2012
Commentator Leah Ingram is facing six years of paying college tuition for her two daughters. She has a suggestion to the government to help middle-class parents like herself.
Posted In: Education, college, Tuition, kids, Taxes

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

What's the rush?

Apr 13, 2012
San Franciscans have the dubious honor of being the best tax procrastinators of 2011. One S.F. citizen talks about her lax attitude to filing.
Posted In: Taxes
Sorry Beatles, but you can buy love.

Hey 'Taxman,' take a listen to this!

Apr 13, 2012
Former disc jockey and current Marketplace reporter Bob Moon shares 1040-themed songs over the decades.
Posted In: Taxes, Music, Entertainment

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

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