A tax hike to pay for health care plan?

Jun 29, 2009
One of the main questions about the Obama administration's health care overhaul is how to pay for it. Over the weekend one of President Obama's top advisers gave a hint. Sam Eaton reports it may involve a tax hike.
Posted In: Health, Taxes

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