New plan to stop Swiss tax evaders

Jun 23, 2009
The U.S. appears to have caved on the case against UBS, but a new tax-evasion treaty signed by the U.S. and Switzerland won't make life any easier for Americans looking to cut tax corners. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime, Taxes

Inflation and an IRA

Jun 17, 2009
Question: I'm interested in finding a good investment for inflationary times. This would be about 7% of my retirement portfolio; around 10,000 in...
Posted In: Investing, retirement savings, Savings, Taxes

A loss on a closed Roth

Jun 5, 2009
Question: I recently closed a ROTH account, feeling that the money could best be used elsewhere, since I still have a fair amount in other...
Posted In: retirement savings, Taxes

Tax preparers may now need a license

Jun 4, 2009
The Internal Revenue Service is considering new standards for paid tax preparers, like requiring them to be licensed. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Taxes

The $8,000 home buying credit

Jun 2, 2009
Question: My husband and I are looking to buy our first home. Since our annual income is around $34,000, we tend to get all of our tax money back...
Posted In: Housing, Taxes

Estate taxes

May 20, 2009
Question: My elderly parents (82 & 88 years old) own a large (2000 sq ft) completely renovated 1805 farm house and 100 acres in SC - all paid...
Posted In: Taxes

Home equity and credit cards

May 7, 2009
Question: I have a $16,000.00 credit card balance with Chase at 3.99 % until balance is paid off. I also have a home equity credit line that would...
Posted In: Credit Cards, Housing, Taxes

Go after tax havens to help health care

May 6, 2009
What do eliminating foreign tax havens and establishing universal health care have in common? A whole lot, says commentator Robert Reich.
Posted In: Taxes

A Roth-IRA conversion in 2010

Apr 28, 2009
Question: As I understand it, Congress has lifted the income limits for Roth IRA roll-overs starting in 2010. How likely do you think it is that...
Posted In: retirement savings, Taxes

File taxes

Apr 21, 2009
Question: I have not filed a return this year because the preparer told me that I did not have enough taxable income that I needed to file. Comment...
Posted In: Taxes