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Tobacco users cough up more to smoke

Mar 31, 2009
A new federal tobacco tax will make it more expensive for smokers to buy their cigarettes. Money from the tax increase will be used to expand health insurance coverage to kids from low-income families. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Tax havens come clean ahead of G-20

Mar 31, 2009
Ahead of the G-20 summit, the British government is trumpeting a crackdown on tax evaders from certain countries. But some of the biggest tax havens may be found in the countries doing the whining. Stephen Beard reports.
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Withholding taxes

Mar 30, 2009
Question: Is it better to owe the federal/state government tax, or receive a refund? How much money should one aim to owe/receive when deciding how...
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Home buying tax credit

Mar 27, 2009
Question: Is there an income cap for single first-time homebuyers to be eligible for the $8,000 tax credit? Is there a sliding scale of eligibility...
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Tax woes for gay couples

Mar 27, 2009
Tax season is a headache for most people, but for gay couples, it can be even more complicated and expensive. Reporter Mina Kim visited a gay couple in San Francisco caught in tax season stress.
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Film industry shoots beyond California

Mar 27, 2009
States are luring the movie and TV industry out of California with tax credits. The move has created thousands of jobs in New York, Connecticut and even Michigan. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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Hybrid tax credits

Mar 24, 2009
Question: My car is on its last legs. Its engine is slowly dying. I know I am going to need to buy a new (which to me usually means used) car this...
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Straight Story

Mar 20, 2009
The IRS recently announced that victims of the Madoff scandal can claim up to 95 percent of their losses on their taxes. Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell discuss what implications this decision has on the tax code and on victims of future Ponzi schemes.
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IRS helps tax filers on 'Super Saturday'

Mar 20, 2009
The IRS has set aside tomorrow to help ease tax filers' anxiety and answer questions. IRS employees have even undergone special training to insure "Super Saturday" is a success. Amanda Aronczyk reports.
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What to do with a tax refund?

Mar 18, 2009
Question: We are getting a hefty tax return this year (and yes, I had our tax accountant double check it three times!)-- due to capital gains...
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