Pour la culture: France mulls taxing the tablet

May 14, 2013
France's newest contribution to culture? A proposed tax on mobile phones.
Posted In: France, Taxes, culture, mobile, iPhone

Small, not big, online retailers oppose Internet sales tax

May 8, 2013
It's rare these days that legislation flies through the U.S. Senate and gets bipartisan support in the House of Representatives -- but the Internet sales tax bill could do both.
Posted In: Internet, Taxes, sales tax, online sales tax

Five taxes you didn't know you were paying, in GIFs

May 7, 2013
President Barack Obama is proposing to increase federal tax and fees on airlines tickets. But before prices take off, here's a look at some other tax-heavy items you already pay more for.
Posted In: airline prices, Taxes, sales tax

Airline ticket taxes might take off with new proposal

May 7, 2013
Taxes on your flights are pretty hefty, and they might get heftier soon. But how do they compare to taxes for other services?
Posted In: airline prices, Taxes

Signs of weakness in how much we make and how much we spend

Apr 29, 2013
U.S. personal income and consumer spending increased by 0.2 percent in March. Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, discusses the numbers and what they mean for the economy.
Posted In: consumer spending, income, Taxes

What's a 'tax expenditure'? We decode a controversial budget term

Apr 26, 2013
Tax breaks like the home mortgage deduction confer financial benefits, and some argue they're part of the government safety net.
Posted In: Taxes, deductions, safety net

Does cutting taxes really shrink government?

Apr 25, 2013
Calvin Coolidge learned the hard way that cutting taxes doesn't necessarily shrink the size of government.
Posted In: Taxes

Earnings are up, but hold your applause

Apr 25, 2013
So far, the companies have told us mostly good things this earnings season. But Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, isn't buying it. He says so-called "tax games" obscure business performance.
Posted In: Taxes, Earnings

Tax attorney on taxing problems

Apr 19, 2013
Tax attorney Kelly Phillips Erb, otherwise known as "Tax Girl," on fixing people's tax problems.
Posted In: Taxes

Why I love doing taxes

Apr 15, 2013
A tax accountant on why he loves doing taxes.
Posted In: Taxes