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Federal budget proposal tops $3 trillion

Feb 4, 2008
President Bush has submitted a budget proposal of $3.1 trillion, declaring that it would fund security efforts yet not present a financial burden for taxpayers. Nancy Marshall Genzer looks at the budget and reports on what Americans are getting out of it.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes

Fellowships and IRAs

Jan 30, 2008
Question: My husband and I are currently on National Research Council fellowships, working at a government lab. The nature of the fellowship is...
Posted In: retirement savings, Taxes

Florida weighs a cut in property taxes

Jan 25, 2008
On Tuesday, Floridians will vote on an amendment that will cut their property taxes, intended to relieve some of the pressure from the housing market. Dan Grech examines views for and against the measure.
Posted In: Housing, Taxes

Lobbyists jockey for stimulus plan favors

Jan 18, 2008
Washington is in high gear to put together a plan to ward off a recession, and special interest groups are all pressing for a piece of the economic pie. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes, Washington

Taxes and the Ex-dividend Date

Jan 16, 2008
Question: When selling a stock or bond mutual fund, is it better to: Wait a few days to the Ex-Dividend date, receive the dividend and sell at the...
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Making taxes less taxing for the middle

Jan 11, 2008
Have you ever heard politicians talk taxes without mentioning the middle class? Tess talks to Scott Hodge of the Tax Foundation to find out if all their efforts are actually helping.
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Trading Stocks and Taxes

Jan 11, 2008
Question: I'm a weekly listener via podcasts and thank you for all the good advice. So the question: My co-worker mentioned that I could trade my...
Posted In: Investing, Taxes

Taxpayer advocate: Let's try 'I'm sorry'

Jan 9, 2008
The IRS's National Taxpayer Advocate is telling Congress that the tax service should be required to apologize when it's wrong and to offer a little something to compensate taxpayers for their troubles. John Dimsdale reports.
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Huckabee tax plan would be a disaster

Jan 8, 2008
A nationwide poll has former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in first place among Republican primary voters. Commentator Len Burman says that makes you wonder how many people have heard about his tax plan.
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IRS looking at 'instant' tax refunds

Jan 4, 2008
Tax preparers and their bank partners have been making a ton of money off so-called "tax refund anticipation loans" for years. But consumer groups say these loans are a terrible idea that ought to be banned, and the IRS might be taking action. Steve Tripoli reports.
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