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  • Should You Have Confidence in Trusts? Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:42 AM ET

    You don’t have to be Warren Buffett to leave money to your family in trusts. There are tools to assist those with even modest wealth to reduce tax exposure, and protect and transfer assets.

  • Tackling Taxes Head On Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:41 AM ET
    Taxes, Investments, & You - A CNBC Special Report - Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

    If you're weary of focusing on holiday gifts and company parties, you may want to give some attention to another end-of-year ritual: tax-planning.

  • If a politician in the 2012 election is looking for a way into many a voter's heart, there may be no easier way than to propose a repeal of the alternative minimum tax. But both major parties seem anxious to avoid the issue.

  • Biggest Public Firms Paid Little US Tax, Study Says Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 2:01 PM ET

    It is not just a few wealthy individuals paying unusually low taxes to the federal government. Corporate America is not far behind. The New York Times reports.

  • Seven Tax Tips You Should Start Thinking About Now Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 12:17 PM ET

    Accountant Paul Etzler says that with a little planning now, business owners can ensure they take advantage of all of the appropriate deductions and credits for the 2011 tax year. Here are his seven tax tips. 

  • Tax, Royalties and Rock'n'Roll: Why U2 Face Protests Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 1:46 AM ET
    Bono singing at a U2 concert

    Fans of rock groups can get a little testy when their heroes display a less than straightforward attitude to their tax affairs. The latest victim of this is U2, one of the world’s biggest stadium rock bands, which will face protests during its high-profile set at Glastonbury this year.

  • US Business Has High Tax Rates but Pays Less Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 6:11 AM ET
    IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    The United States may soon wind up with a distinction that makes business leaders cringe — the highest corporate tax rate in the world, the New York Times reports.

  • Super Rich See Federal Taxes Drop Dramatically Sunday, 17 Apr 2011 | 4:56 PM ET

    As millions of procrastinators scramble to meet Monday's tax filing deadline, ponder this: The super rich pay a lot less taxes than they did a couple of decades ago, and nearly half of U.S. households pay no income taxes at all.

  • Getting to Know Annuities  Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 1:46 PM ET

    Outlining what investors should know about annuities if they are looking for guaranteed income for life, with Jim Schlager, Moss Adams Wealth Advisors.

  • Last-Minute Tax Moves Could Help You Catch Up Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    There are just a few weeks until tax returns are due. Make sure you don't miss tax moves regarding your individual retirement accounts that could potentially reduce your tax bill.

  • Tax Cuts for Rich Divide UK Government Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:45 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    George Osborne’s Budget brought to the top of the political agenda the question of how Britain taxes its wealthiest people – and simultaneously exposed tensions in the coalition.

  • Tax Deductions Slide Show Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET