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Taxes

  • Calculating the Alternative Minimum Tax: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:30 AM ET

    The Alternative Minimum Tax, also known as the AMT, is a portion of the U.S. tax code that affects high-earning individuals who lower their tax payments through deductions. Want to know how it’s calculated? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy demonstrates. 

  • Alternative Minimum Tax Changes: CNBC Explains
    By: Mark Koba
    Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    The alternative minimum tax, or AMT as it's known, has become one of the most dreaded phrases in tax terminology. CNBC explains.

  • CNBC Explains: Carried Interest Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    What is carried interest and why is it so controversial? CNBC explains.

  • How the Gingrich-Edwards tax loophole works
    By: Mark Koba
    Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    John Edwards and Newt Gingrich.

    President Obama has called for ending a tax loophole that costs Medicare and Social Security millions of dollars. Here's how it works.

  • 'Inversions' turning tax reform upside down Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    Sergio Medina carries boxes in the Chiquita banana packing plant located on the Bueso plantation in La Lima, Honduras.

    A once-obscure tax dodge known as a corporate "inversion" is turning the tax reform debate upside down. Here's what you need to know.

  • Tax Deductions: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:31 AM ET

    Tax deductions are an important part of calculating your annual income. But many people are unclear about how deductions affect overall tax payments. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains a simple calculation you can do, depending on your tax bracket, to help you estimate the effect.

  • US Income Tax Basics: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    For anyone who has computed taxes, “tax brackets” are a familiar term -- but how they work can be complicated. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy breaks down and explains the U.S. income tax schedule.

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