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  • Greece promises tax cut to attract oil and gas majors Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    *Greece plans to cut tax for oil/gas firms to 25 pct from 40 pct. LONDON, July 1- Greece is planning to cut tax rates for oil and gas companies as it wants to attract them to help exploit its untapped offshore hydrocarbon resources, its energy minister said on Tuesday.

  • CNBC contributor Herb Weisbaum explains how consumers can combat an alarming trend in the underworld of tax fraud -- crooks pretending to be IRS or U.S. Treasury agents calling about a problem with your tax return. It's a scam that continues long after tax season officially ends.

  • How charities can tap the epic wealth transfer Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Some $59 trillion will be passed down by 2061, and for charities, the potential is huge. Here's how they can tap the flow.

  • MOSCOW, May 21- A grand estate on the Black Sea, allegedly built for Russian President Vladimir Putin, was partly funded by taxpayer money from a $1 billion hospital project, a Reuters investigation indicates.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 5- California's recovering real estate market means higher property taxes for homeowners whose bills were reduced during the economic downturn, despite tough protections against tax hikes imposed by voters decades ago, a new report says.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- "Conscious uncoupling" might become all the rage now that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have announced they are separating in a cooperative and respectful way. But there is nothing touchy feely about divorce in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- "Conscious uncoupling" might become all the rage now that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin have announced they are separating in a cooperative and respectful way. But there is nothing touchy feely about divorce in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service.

  • COLUMN-Tax nightmare: What if you can't pay the IRS? Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 10- There are many tax-time nightmares, but here's one of the most common: You don't have the cash to pay what you owe on April 15.

  • COLUMN-Tax-time complexities for road warriors Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 7- If you spend large chunks of your working life on a plane, you may have a tax issue: The tax complexities of road warriors can be mind-numbingly complicated, and consultants, entertainers, motivational speakers and others who work in multiple states may not even realize where and what they owe.

  • CHICAGO, April 1- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed raising property taxes and reducing retirement benefits for some city workers in order to ease a severe pension funding problem, according to details of the plan released by his office on Tuesday. Chicago warned that the two systems face insolvency within nine to 17 years.

  • Stern Advice - Why you work to pay the babysitter Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 26- Working parents of young children face a disappointing calculus. A family in the middling 28 percent marginal tax bracket could see the second earner's salary cut by 43 percent or more, once state, Social Security and Medicare taxes are included.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- Raising the retirement age and scrapping regressive taxes such as deducting the interest on mortgages can help richer governments address income inequality without straining their pocketbooks, IMF staff said in a paper on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, March 5- Same-sex couples have a new right to celebrate in April, when they can file joint federal tax returns for the first time. It might actually make sense for some couples to stay asunder in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service, even though the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013.

  • NEW YORK, March 5- Same-sex couples have a new right to celebrate in April, when they can file joint federal tax returns for the first time. It might actually make sense for some couples to stay asunder in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service, even though the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013.

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's will is called 'a mess' Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's will was 10 years old, and experts say that was just one of the problems.

  • Top 12 weirdest tax rules around the world Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    When most people think taxes, usually the first word that comes to mind isn't 'logical.' It appears that is true outside of the United States as well.

  • Denied: IRS can't regulate tax preparers Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    A US appeals court struck down the IRS's authority to regulate tax-return preparers, dealing a blow to the Obama administration.

  • Don't overlook these tax deductions Sunday, 2 Feb 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Tax season is here after a great year for the stock market, making this a good time to tally up the deductions you can use. Try these.

  • How to keep IRS auditors at bay Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    It's tax season, and once again IRS auditors are eyeing errors and omissions from returns. Here's what could trigger a second look from the feds.

  • Identity thieves gear up to steal your tax refund Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Identity theft is already a serious problem—the No. 1 complaint to the FTC—and tax-related identity theft is a growing part of this crime spree.