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  • SAN JUAN, Nov 30- Puerto Rico could face a public transportation shutdown starting Monday, as talks go to the wire on approving a controversial crude oil tax hike proposed to shore up the island's finances. In what would be a major escalation of Puerto Rico's debt crisis, the local government is planning to shut down its bus and city train service after Governor...

  • LIMA, Nov 20- Peru is planning to introduce a law to cut corporate and personal taxes as part of a reform package that analysts welcomed as an "audacious" attempt to revive a slowing economy. The government will submit a bill to Congress that will seek to gradually reduce company income tax to 26 percent by 2019 from the current 30 percent, announced Finance Minister...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- Credit Suisse AG will face a public hearing over whether or not the U.S. government should allow the Swiss bank to manage Americans' retirement funds after its decision to plead guilty to tax crimes. The U.S. Department of Labor on Friday solicited public input for a Jan. 15 hearing on whether to issue its recommended 10- year exemption for Credit...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- Having your own tax-deferred retirement account is a bit like having one of those self-titrating morphine buttons that hospitals use: Press it whenever you need quick relief. That's especially true for early retirees trying to decide when to start Social Security, how to pay for health care and more. If you are buying your own health insurance via...

  • Can Japan cope with a second tax increase?   Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:18 PM ET
    Can Japan cope with a second tax increase?

    Peter Boardman, Managing Director of Tradewinds, explains what a second tax hike means for Japan's retail sector and outlines what the government could do to help firms.

  • Robin Williams' estate plan: Good, but not great Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 5:05 PM ET
    Robin Williams during "Patch Adams" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York.

    Robin Williams made provisions for his kids and tried to protect them from estate taxes, but experts say he could have done better by them.

  • How to have 'the talk' about old age and money Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Having a family talk about parents' goals for old age is never easy, but experts say it needs to happen more often. Here's how.

  • How to protect yourself from bogus IRS agents   Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    How to protect yourself from bogus IRS agents

    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.

  • 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
    IRS Internal Revenue Service

    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
    Dollars

    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.

  • Going, going ... a number of tax breaks to expire Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    This is your last chance to take advantage of dozens of tax credits and deductions that are going away.

  • Beware: Charity scams growing online Sunday, 1 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    It's the season of giving, and the season of charity scams. Watch out for these crowdfunding and online tricks.

  • 2013 tax code changes   Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 2:37 PM ET
    2013 tax code changes

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson talks about year-end tax strategies.

  • Charities struggle as donor-advised funds balloon Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Donor-advised funds are rolling in money, but charitable donations are looking almost anemic. Here's why, and what it means for philanthropy.

  • Eric Schmidt

    Google, which has been grilled twice in the past year by a UK parliamentary committee over its tax practices, had a UK tax bill of 35 million pounds ($55 million) in 2012, on sales of $4.9 billion to British customers.