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Airline ticket taxes might take off with new proposal

May 7, 2013
Taxes on your flights are pretty hefty, and they might get heftier soon. But how do they compare to taxes for other services?
Posted In: airline prices, Taxes

Signs of weakness in how much we make and how much we spend

Apr 29, 2013
U.S. personal income and consumer spending increased by 0.2 percent in March. Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, discusses the numbers and what they mean for the economy.
Posted In: consumer spending, income, Taxes

What's a 'tax expenditure'? We decode a controversial budget term

Apr 26, 2013
Tax breaks like the home mortgage deduction confer financial benefits, and some argue they're part of the government safety net.
Posted In: Taxes, deductions, safety net

Does cutting taxes really shrink government?

Apr 25, 2013
Calvin Coolidge learned the hard way that cutting taxes doesn't necessarily shrink the size of government.
Posted In: Taxes

Earnings are up, but hold your applause

Apr 25, 2013
So far, the companies have told us mostly good things this earnings season. But Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, isn't buying it. He says so-called "tax games" obscure business performance.
Posted In: Taxes, Earnings

Tax attorney on taxing problems

Apr 19, 2013
Tax attorney Kelly Phillips Erb, otherwise known as "Tax Girl," on fixing people's tax problems.
Posted In: Taxes

Why I love doing taxes

Apr 15, 2013
A tax accountant on why he loves doing taxes.
Posted In: Taxes

Happy Tax Day! How to avoid an audit, top scams, and taxing poetic

Apr 15, 2013
The deadline for filing income taxes is today, and while a third of Americans like doing their taxes and some are even inspired to write poetry, many find the process more complicated than ever.
Posted In: Taxes, IRS

How easy is it for the IRS to go through your email?

Apr 15, 2013
Are you sure there's nothing in your email that would contradict that tax form you are about to sign? Civil liberties advocates are using this tax return deadline to criticize federal law that doesn't see email as all that private.
Posted In: Taxes, IRS, email

Identity theft and the top 12 tax scams of 2013

Apr 15, 2013
Every tax season the Internal Revenue Service puts out a list called the 'Dirty Dozen' which ranks the worst tax schemes of the year. In 2013, identity theft is the dirtiest of them all.
Posted In: Taxes, IRS, fraud, tax forms

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