Not all charity is created equal

Dec 20, 2006
Americans are expected to give a collective record $200 billion in charitable donations this year. But commentator Robert Reich says we need to limit tax deductions for donations to <i>real</i> charities.
Posted In: Taxes

Get ready for tax form confusion

Dec 19, 2006
Congress has reinstated billions of dollars in expiring tax breaks for 2006 &mdash; but it was too late to get the changes onto 2006 tax forms. Charla Bear reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Big fat budget priority

Dec 4, 2006
Commentator and economist Susan Lee says government interference in the fat market makes sense but wonders, exactly how much are taxpayers willing to spend? A new study provides a surprising answer.
Posted In: Health, Taxes

Overtaxed in India

Nov 8, 2006
A new study says India has the world's most burdensome tax laws &mdash; and that's not good for business, Miranda Kennedy reports from New Delhi.
Posted In: Canada, Taxes

Alternative minimum tax net widens

Nov 2, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell discuss why politicians aren't talking about the alternative minimum tax.
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Educating Rico: Audit or treat?

Oct 20, 2006
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, Educating Rico. In the week's episode, he confronts a taxpayer's worst nightmare . . . just in time for Halloween.
Posted In: Taxes

Tax whammy for winners

Oct 13, 2006
Winning the lottery is an American dream. Paying taxes on your winnings . . . that's a nightmare. And the IRS doesn't just take its cut from the big wins. Apryl Lundsten reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Straight Story: The estate tax

Jun 9, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris looks at Senate proposals for rolling back the estate tax. . . and votes nay.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes

The good, the bad and the audit

Apr 21, 2006
We've all heard the horror stories, but is being audited really that bad? Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Refund Madness

Apr 15, 2006
The Internal Revenue Service says the average tax refund will hit $2,100 bucks this year. What should you do with your tax refund? KUOW's Cathy Duchamp has some recommendations.
Posted In: Taxes