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  • IRS vs. Jacko estate: A $434 million dispute Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 6:53 PM ET
    Michael Jackson at a press conference in New York in 1992.

    The Michael Jackson estate said the taxable value of the singer's image and likeness was $2,105, while the IRS says it's more like $434 million.

  • Holder Defends AP Subpoenas     Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Attorney General Eric Holder said the subpoenas were necessary, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • How to Prepare Financially for a Loved One's Death Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    Families can be torn apart or money forfeited by refusing to take death into account financially or attempting to glide over it legally. Here's how to avoid such a dismal scenario.

  • How to Disinherit Loved Ones—And Which You Can't Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 8:56 AM ET

    Disinheriting someone can be harsh, and may haunt a family member from beyond the grave, but there may be pragmatic reasons for doing so.

  • Estate Taxes Over the 'Fiscal Cliff'     Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 4:38 PM ET

    Will going over the "fiscal cliff" trigger a huge hike in estate taxes? CNBC's Robert Frank breaks down the numbers. CNBC contributor Jared Bernstein and Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute, debate whether the estate tax should be abolished.

  • Millionaire Downgrade     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 2:30 PM ET

    Could a big chunk of America's millionaires vanish if we go over the cliff? CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

  • Fearing an increase in capital gains and dividend taxes, many of the rich are unloading stocks, businesses and homes before the end of the year.

  • Business Prescriptions for America Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    The business community has no shortage of people willing to offer their diagnoses for what ails the country. Read ahead to see their prescriptions for America.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during the American Legion 94th National Convention on August 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Romney is scheduled to accept his party's nomination on August 30.

    Mitt Romney says Americans shouldn't expect a big tax cut from him if he's elected, because the nation also has to think about how to tame out-of-control federal deficits.

  • Spendthrifts and Nest Eggs Don't Mix Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    Sure, income is important, but without the right discipline it is easy to eat up cash, regardless of your rate of return. Here's how to keep a lid on spending.

  • American Tax Havens Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 3:48 PM ET
    Tax season is safely behind us, so it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. But if you paid more to the IRS than you feel you should have, maybe it’s also time to start thinking about doing things a little differently. Maybe it’s time to think about living in a state where the tax burden is less than it is where you are now.Some states have low property taxes, low gasoline taxes and low sales taxes. Some have low income tax rates, and some expect not one cent of income tax revenue from its residen

    If you paid more taxes than you feel you should have, maybe you should think about living in a state with a lower tax burden. See which states qualify as American tax havens.

  • Estate Tax Partner Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET
  • Estate Tax Slide Show Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET
  • Estate Tax News Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET