Study: Corporations skimp on state, local taxes

Dec 7, 2011
Matt Gardner discusses why cutting taxes to attract corporations doesn't really make sense.
Posted In: Corporate Tax Cuts, Taxes, tax loopholes

'Tis the season to give

Dec 1, 2011
Holiday giving is your last shot to slide in extra tax deductions for the year, but Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell says there are deeper motivations behind end-of-the-year donations.
Posted In: Charitable giving, donations, holidays, Taxes, Personal Finance

Steps toward year-end tax planning

Nov 23, 2011
The clock is ticking on any last minute savvy tax moves for 2011.
Posted In: Taxes

Working toward financial flexibility

Nov 22, 2011
I max out contributions to my workplace 401K and a traditional IRA (I no longer qualify for a Roth). Should I be doing more to save for retirement? Are there other retirement vehicles available to me or should I continue investing in non-retirement accounts (e.g., direct purchase of mutual funds and/or stocks through my brokerage account)? Sandra, Silver Spring, MD
Posted In: Savings, Retirement, retirement savings, Taxes

The Marketplace Fairness Act: not the newest program in the Marketplace portfolio.

Nov 10, 2011
It's a bipartisan bill introduced yesterday by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn), and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo). The Senators say...
Posted In: Senate, Taxes, Tech Report

Voters reject tax increases in Colorado

Nov 2, 2011
Citizens of Colorado voted down a tax plan that would have helped out cash-strapped schools in the state.
Posted In: Taxes

Rick Perry unveils flat tax

Oct 25, 2011
Perry's plan is an optional 20 percent flat tax. Herman Cain has his flat tax. So what are the contours of the GOP candidates' approach to taxation? What do they mean for the economy?
Posted In: Taxes

Tan tax tanks. Feds fail to collect on salons

Oct 13, 2011
One of the most widely-reported parts of "Obamacare" was the 10 percent tax on tanning salons that was added to the bill. The tax was intended to...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, Taxes, The Breakdown: Economy

Amazon tax bill in CA could encourage passage in more states

Sep 23, 2011
Today, Gov. Jerry Brown of California could potentially sign a bill that would allow states to collect taxes from internet sales on, and more retailers are next in line.
Posted In: Taxes

Some major U.S. companies pay high CEO salaries, few taxes

Aug 31, 2011
According to a new study, some major companies in the U.S. pay more for their CEOs than they do in taxes. But can this pay off for the economy as a whole?
Posted In: Taxes