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Becoming the 'Innocent Spouse'

Jul 29, 2011
The day after Carol Ross Joynt's husband died, she learned that he was being investigated for criminal federal tax fraud. She discusses the tax clause that protected her from the liabilities of her husband's actions.
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No-tax pledge is bigger than Grover Norquist

Jul 21, 2011
Norquist is the long-time promoter of the no-new-tax pledge that almost every Republican in Congress has signed. But when he suggested that letting the Bush tax cuts expire wouldn't technically be a tax increase, it became clear the pledge is bigger than any one person.
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Amazon takes its tax battle to the ballot

Jul 12, 2011
Amazon seeks a California referendum to overturn a law requiring e-tailers to collect sales tax. If successful, the bid could have national impact.
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Amazon wants to take tax gripe to California voters

Jul 12, 2011
Amazon.com has filed paperwork to put a referendum on the ballot in California. It would be about overturning a recent law requiring Californians...
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My Visit to Another Planet

Jun 22, 2011
As a kid during the Apollo project, I very much wanted to walk on the moon, or even better, another planet some day. I seem to have just missed N...
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Gold and taxes

May 31, 2011
Question: I've been fortunate to have put a bit of money into a gold ETF (GLD, for the record), one of the ones that actually just buys bullion,...
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Virginia offers tax break for hurricane preparedness

May 30, 2011
Virginia says consumers can save up to $2.5 million in taxes buying generators, duct tape and other emergency gear. Critics say residents would've bought these supplies anyway.
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Illinois citizens feel squeezed by state tax hikes

May 27, 2011
Illinois is trying to decrease its $13 billion deficit with tax increases. One citizen understands the need to close the deficit, but says the taxes have pinched her budget significantly.
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New York state nears deal to cap property tax

May 26, 2011
With among the highest property taxes in the country, New York aims to limit annual increases but also accommodate school districts.
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Chicagoans wonder if tax money is being flushed down the toilet

May 23, 2011
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel will look at whether special tax funds for blighted neighborhoods are diverted too often to big companies.
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