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  • Payroll Tax-Cut May Be Offset by Rising Gas Prices Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 12:25 PM ET

    The latest inflation data shows rising gasoline prices could start to pinch consumers and steal away any savings from the just-approved extension of the payroll tax cut.

  • Rising Gas Prices May Limit Payroll-Tax Cut Savings Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 5:35 PM ET
    Gas Pump

    Rising gasoline prices could bite into any savings from the expected extension of the payroll tax cut, but for now the higher costs could be somewhat offset by lower winter heating bills.

  • Guest Blog: Tax Doesn't Have to Be Taxing Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 1:48 AM ET
    Cash Register

    One has to cut when one can’t borrow any more. But that still hasn’t stopped the various interested parties and think-tanks on both sides of the Atlantic from arguing on whether this is the optimum approach or not.

  • Five Reasons to Improve Your Cash-Flow Forecasting Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

    By knowing exactly what cash you have coming in and going out and when those transfers occur, you ensure you have enough cash to continue operating from day to day. At its most basic level, cash-flow forecasting helps a business survive.

  • Romney May Release His Tax Records—in April Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 11:52 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    . USA Today reports.

  • Why a Financial Transactions Tax Is Bad for Everyone Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 6:47 AM ET

    Amid the wailing and gnashing of teeth that are governments’ attempts to confirm the long-term viability of the euro project, we are also witnessing an attempt to introduce a financial transactions tax (FTT) or “Tobin Tax” in the European Union.

  • IRS Contacts 1 in 8 Millionaires for Extra Taxes Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 5:27 AM ET

    The IRS audited one in eight millionaires who filed taxes last year while only auditing 1 in 100 individuals earning less than $200,000 in an effort to "assure that there's equity in the system."

  • US Charges 3 Swiss Bankers in Tax Evasion Case Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 3:07 AM ET

    Prosecutors accused three Swiss bankers on Tuesday of conspiring with wealthy U.S. taxpayers to hide more than $1.2 billion in assets from tax authorities, and sources briefed on the matter said the three worked for Wegelin & Co, one of Switzerland's oldest private banks.

  • Tax Benefits From Options as Windfall for Businesses Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 7:31 AM ET

    The stock market’s rebound from the financial crisis three years ago has created a potential windfall for hundreds of executives who were granted unusually large packages of stock options shortly after the market collapsed. The New York Times reports.

  • Home Buyers Could Pay for Payroll-Tax Cut Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 1:31 PM ET
    Home and Taxes

    At face value, it seems like an easy, albeit creative way to pay for the extension of the payroll tax cut. Raise the fees that banks pay mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to guarantee home loans.

  • Retired? Here's How to Cut Your Tax Bill Saturday, 10 Dec 2011 | 8:59 AM ET

    With 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth IRAs, and Social Security benefits, seniors have plenty to figure out when it comes to paying Uncle Sam.

  • CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    a wrap-up of the day's news in small business.

  • Shopping, Taxes and Something For Free Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 4:38 PM ET
    CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.

  • The Payroll Tax Debate and the Dollar Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 11:21 AM ET
    US Capitol Building

    Congress is battling over whether to extend the payroll tax cuts passed last year. Here's how to use currencies to trade the debate.

  • What's at Stake With Tax Reform Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    While Senate Democrats this week offer a new compromise  on U.S. tax cuts including an extension of the payroll tax cut, broader tax reform remains unresolved heading into next year’s presidential election. Small businesses especially have a lot at stake.

  • CNBC Poll: Raise Taxes to Pay Down the Deficit? Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:48 AM ET
    Taxes, Investments, & You - A CNBC Special Report - Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

    Few, if any, politicians like to raise taxes, and those who do often pay dearly for it.  Raising taxes, however, is sometimes a necessity evil, because there is simly no other way to increase revenue or reduce a deficit. What do you think?

  • Harrisburg, PA

    Worries about municipal bond issue defaults have been overblown, obscuring the investment advantages of a once trusted debt instrument.

  • How To Make Last-Minute, Money-Saving Tax Moves Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
    Tax refund

    Taxpayers looking for ways to trim their 2011 tax bill, or simply to avoid unpleasant surprises when they file their returns, have a few weeks to make potentially helpful, money-saving moves.

  • CNBC Poll: What Will Happen to Income Taxes In 2012? Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:46 AM ET
    Taxes, Investments, & You - A CNBC Special Report - Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

    There's nothing like taxes to start an argument. Though virtually everyone thinks they are too high in general, there's little agreement on what's fair for one group versus another.

  • Roth or Regular IRA? Only Time May Tell Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:46 AM ET

    Personal income taxes are likely to rise as lawmakers grapple with the country’s deficit. That's why some investors are opting for Roth IRAs and betting on paying a lower tax rate now. Not so fast, experts say.