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  • BEIJING, Jan 16- China will keep economic growth in a reasonable range this year and push forward fiscal reforms on taxes and overseas investment, top planning agency said on Friday. The government will take measures to further boost domestic demand in 2015, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement. It will also aim to keep stable...

  • Obamacare will affect your taxes this year Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 4:16 PM ET
    An H&R Block tax associate assists a client with her taxes.

    Various factors, including a lack of coverage or whether or not a plan is subsidized, can affect an individual's refund total.

  • Got portfolio losers? Turn them into tax savings Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
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    Some of those losers in your portfolio can save you money at tax time. Here's how to make them work for you.

  • TOKYO, Dec 16- Japan's government is considering lowering the corporate tax rate, one of the highest among major economies, by 2.5 percentage points next fiscal year to increase corporate competitiveness, the Nikkei newspaper reported. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had been planning to lower the corporate tax rate over several years to around 20 percent...

  • Hilton Worldwide in talks to buy four hotels - Bloomberg Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    Dec 10- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc is in talks to buy four properties from Blackstone Group LP and others for deferring tax payments from the sale of its Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, Bloomberg reported. The company is planning to buy San Francisco's Parc 55 Wyndham, two Waldorf Astoria resorts in Key West and one in Orlando, Florida, the report said, citing...

  • The local government had been planning to shut its bus and city train service after the island's Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla was unable to convince enough members of his party to agree to raise the tax on crude oil by 68 percent. Garcia Padilla said on Sunday that the oil tax increase would cost a typical Puerto Rican family $1.17 a week, while a planned tax...

  • 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
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    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
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    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.