Tax Planning


  • Didn't get a prenup? Try a postnup Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Postnuptial agreements—similar to prenups, but for married couples—are on the rise, with growing acceptance and DOMA changing the marriage landscape.

  • The Retirement Time Bomb: Who's at Risk?  Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 1:40 AM ET

    Gavin Pluck, European director of Guardian Wealth Management, tells CNBC why those who work abroad stand to lose the most when the retirement time bomb goes off.

  • Cracking Down on Tax Evasion  Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 10:52 PM ET

    Chas Roy-Chowdhury, Head of Taxation at ACCA tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks the global tax system encourages MNCs to keep their profits offshore.

  • Pre-Takeover Cadbury’s Tax Avoidance Exposed Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    An investigation into the tax affairs of Cadbury's – known for its philanthropic ethos – has uncovered tax avoidance schemes former senior executives admit were “highly aggressive”, the FT reports.

  • Britain to Pay More for Power Than Germany for a Decade Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 2:57 AM ET

    British electricity prices may be almost double those in Germany within three years due largely to the impact of a new tax aimed at supporting renewable power generation.

  • How to Know When You Need a Prenup Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 12:49 PM ET

    Prenuptial agreements are common among the financial elite. Divorce settlements can be astronomical. But in some cases, prenups may make sense for the 99 percent.

  • Monopoly Water Utility Fails to Pay a Drop of Tax Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 1:44 AM ET

    Thames Water has been slammed by public sector unions and politicians after the UK's biggest water company by revenue announced that it paid no corporation tax last year, the FT reports.

  • France's Generous Family Benefits Are Being Cut Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 8:04 AM ET
    French tax form

    President Francois Hollande's government aims to save up to 2 billion euros annually from 2016 under a proposed reform of France's generous system of family benefits.

  • How to Tell If the IRS Is Looking to Audit You Friday, 17 May 2013 | 6:46 AM ET

    Being audited is scary. Not knowing if you might be is almost as bad. Here is a roadmap to how the IRS decides on candidates for examination.

  • IRS Scrutiny Targeted Political Advocacy Groups Monday, 13 May 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    U.S. tax agents have been singling out non-profit groups for extra scrutiny by key words such as 'Tea Party'and later "organizations involved with political, lobbying, or advocacy".

  • New Italian Minister of Economy and Finance Fabrizio Saccomanni (L) shakes hands with Prime Minister Enrico Letta during the swearing in ceremony of the new government on April 28, 2013.

    Italy's economy minister said he did not believe additional tax hikes and spending cuts would be necessary in 2013.

  • When It Comes to Health-Care Reform, the IRS Rules Monday, 6 May 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    The Internal Revenue Service will play an important role in how health-care reform is managed, even deciding who will have to buy coverage.

  • Britain to Quiz Google Again on Tax Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 2:26 AM ET
    Google street view can on the Google Campus

    Google and its auditor Ernst & Young will be called again to a British parliament committee to testify on tax and inconsistencies in the way Google portrays its activities in Britain.

  • Being Financially Prepared for DOMA Ruling Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    Amid speculation that the Defense of Marriage Act may be struck down, same-sex couples and their financial advisors are preparing for many possible changes in taxes and benefits.

  • How to Make Americans Really Save for Retirement Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Tax incentives to spur retirement-plan contributions lead only relatively wealthy, well educated Americans to save more, studies show. Automatic contributions work much better.

  • Millions of Taypayers Still Exposed to AMT Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 9:57 AM ET

    Despite changes to the alternative minimum tax rules, millions will still have to pay it and the number of obligated taxpayers will keep growing.

  • Five College Financial Aid Pitfalls to Avoid Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 10:25 AM ET

    From early withdrawals from 401(k) accounts to how you handle gifts from Grandma, here are five pitfalls to avoid while applying for college financial aid.

  • Gold Regains $1,600 Level  Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses gold's close for the day. The precious metal ended up above $1,600 over concern in Cyprus as investors looked for a safe haven.

  • Nanny Tax: Pitfalls and Need-to-Knows for Your Taxes Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 3:53 PM ET

    Although it's known as the "nanny tax," it's not just for nannies, and Uncle Sam won't take kindly to you if you don't pay it. Despite what's often seen as something that only the rich should be concerned with, it's something all of us better be aware of.

  • Last Minute Savings on Your 2012 Taxes Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 2:31 PM ET

    April 15 is looming, but if you look carefully there are a variety of possible ways to lower your 2012 tax bill.