New rule: Pay as you go

Jan 5, 2007
House Democrats have reinstated a rule that requires new spending to be matched by either a tax increase or cuts to something else in the federal budget. John Dimsdale reports.

Read my lips: No expanded payroll tax

Dec 22, 2006
President Bush says he's willing to consider Democrats' proposals for saving Social Security — including tax increases. Commentator Steve Moore thinks that if that idea becomes reality, the party's over.

IRS sweetens reward for whistleblowers

Dec 21, 2006
A new law makes turning in income tax cheaters far more profitable, earning informants up to 30 percent of what the IRS recovers. Tax experts think it's a win-win solution, Steve Tripoli reports.

Now, it just might pay to blow the whistle

Dec 20, 2006
President Bush signed a big tax and trade bill today. Part of it made blowing the whistle on tax cheats far more profitable. Easier too. Steve Tripoli has the story.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.