Congress wants a look under the couch cushions

Mar 20, 2007
IRS Commissioner Mark Everson went to Capitol Hill today to explain what the IRS is doing to collect more than <nobr>$345 billion</nobr> that taxpayers owe but it can't seem to find. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

Putting a price on foreign investment

Mar 16, 2007
China has a new corporate tax law for foreigners who want to do business there. Scott Tong went to Hunan Province, where business people say it's about time.
Posted In: Taxes

Mailbag for Friday, March 9, 2007

Mar 9, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on investing in a 529 college account, starting a business, and updating a tax return.
Posted In: Investing, Taxes

Alternative minimum tax = maximum headache

Mar 2, 2007
The AMT is becoming a dirty word in the tax code. This year, more Americans will face the alternative minimum tax. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes

Watch out for that audit

Feb 23, 2007
Taxpayers have been known to bend some rules here and there. Take an extra deduction. Or claim another loss. But the IRS might be paying more attention to what you write off. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Money Magazine's Donna Rosato.
Posted In: Taxes

Tax File: When to hire an accountant

Feb 23, 2007
Marketplace Money's Tax File helps make your tax life easier, with advice and information on credits, deductions, retirement contributions, preparing your own taxes and much more. In our second installment, Tess Vigeland talks with Tom Herman, the Wall Street Journal tax columnist. Find out when you should hire an accountant, and when you can do it yourself.
Posted In: Taxes

Self-filers beware: 1040s missing deductions

Feb 22, 2007
Billions of dollars in tax deductions may slip by filers this year because of a few omitted lines on 2006 tax forms. They were already at the printers by the time Congress extended the missing deductions.
Posted In: Taxes

A healthy correlation with taxes

Feb 22, 2007
A new study finds that high taxes and good health go together. Researchers say states with higher taxes spend more money on social programs which ultimately leads to healthier kids.
Posted In: Health, Taxes

eBay resists taxing new responsibility

Feb 20, 2007
Lots of folks are making money on eBay these days, and not all of them are paying taxes on that income. The government wants eBay to report high-volume sellers to the IRS, but the online auction site says that's not fair.
Posted In: Taxes

Closing the tax gap

Feb 16, 2007
The IRS wants to fix the tax gap. Going after uncollected tax revenue could mean more individual audits. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Taxes