Hydo can be a valuable tax loophole

Jan 26, 2009
Thanks to some good tax attorneys, The New York Times won't suffer too much from its $250 million deal with billionaire Carlos Slim. Scott Jagow asks Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan how a loophole called Hydo helped.
Posted In: Taxes

California risks credit downgrade

Jan 23, 2009
California lawmakers are threatening to downgrade the state's overall credit rating, which would have a lot of ramifications for state taxpayers. Rico Gagliano also explains why even out-of-state taxpayers should care.
Posted In: Taxes

Tax advocate: Simpler is better

Jan 16, 2009
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, who recently issued her annual report on the tax system, talks with Tess Vigeland about changes she'd like to see in the Internal Revenue Code.
Posted In: Taxes

Helpful tax moves to prepare for 2009

Dec 19, 2008
Many of us are looking for helpful tax hints to make up for a dismal year. Tess Vigeland talks to Wall Street Journal tax columnist Tom Herman, who gives us some tips on moves we may want to make to prepare for the next tax day.
Posted In: Taxes

Time to get your taxes in order

Dec 17, 2008
You've got two weeks to get your finances in order, when it comes to what you'll be paying Uncle Sam in income taxes. Tess Vigeland talks with the Wall Street Journal's Tom Herman to get some helpful hints on reducing the tax bite.
Posted In: Taxes

To inherit, you have to earn their trust

Nov 27, 2008
Trusts allow people to pass wealth on to loved ones, but a new kind of trust also lets people attach some strings to the money -- as Stacey Vanek-Smith discovered with her parents.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings, Taxes

Digging in to the Obama tax plan

Nov 7, 2008
Now that the election is over, it's time to get down to specifics. Host Scott Jagow asks Marketplace's Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale about the details of President-elect Obama's tax plan.
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Harvesting capital losses

Oct 29, 2008
Question: My portfolio contains some stocks that have cratered -- and I don't expect them to turn around soon in this economy. Might it be...
Posted In: Taxes

Parsing the candidates' economic plans

Oct 14, 2008
Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain say they have starkly different plans to restore the U.S. economy. But in reality, Steve Henn reports, the candidates' policies are moving closer together.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes, Wall Street

Stockholders and a failed bank

Sep 29, 2008
Question: I know WaMu depositors are insured, but what can WaMu stock holders do now? I'm relatively new to investing, and this is the first time I...
Posted In: Investing, Taxes