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Risk & You 2011 - Special Report

  • How To Make Last-Minute, Money-Saving Tax Moves Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
    Tax refund

    Taxpayers looking for ways to trim their 2011 tax bill, or simply to avoid unpleasant surprises when they file their returns, have a few weeks to make potentially helpful, money-saving moves.

  • Tackling Taxes Head On Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:41 AM ET
    Taxes, Investments, & You - A CNBC Special Report - Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

    If you're weary of focusing on holiday gifts and company parties, you may want to give some attention to another end-of-year ritual: tax-planning.

  • CNBC Poll: Raise Taxes to Pay Down the Deficit? Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:48 AM ET
    Taxes, Investments, & You - A CNBC Special Report - Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

    Few, if any, politicians like to raise taxes, and those who do often pay dearly for it.  Raising taxes, however, is sometimes a necessity evil, because there is simly no other way to increase revenue or reduce a deficit. What do you think?

  • CNBC Poll: What Will Happen to Income Taxes In 2012? Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:46 AM ET
    Taxes, Investments, & You - A CNBC Special Report - Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

    There's nothing like taxes to start an argument. Though virtually everyone thinks they are too high in general, there's little agreement on what's fair for one group versus another.

  • Roth or Regular IRA? Only Time May Tell Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:46 AM ET

    Personal income taxes are likely to rise as lawmakers grapple with the country’s deficit. That's why some investors are opting for Roth IRAs and betting on paying a lower tax rate now. Not so fast, experts say.

  • Retired? Here's How to Cut Your Tax Bill Saturday, 10 Dec 2011 | 8:59 AM ET

    With 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth IRAs, and Social Security benefits, seniors have plenty to figure out when it comes to paying Uncle Sam.

  • Should You Have Confidence in Trusts? Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:42 AM ET

    You don’t have to be Warren Buffett to leave money to your family in trusts. There are tools to assist those with even modest wealth to reduce tax exposure, and protect and transfer assets.

  • Harrisburg, PA

    Worries about municipal bond issue defaults have been overblown, obscuring the investment advantages of a once trusted debt instrument.

  • Endangered Federal Tax Deductions & Benefits Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:50 AM ET
    As Congress and President Obama head into an election year,  to lowering the nation’s debt — and ultimately reviving America’s economy and competitive edge. Beginning in the Bush presidency and continuing into the Obama era, national spending and tax revenue have diverged dramatically. “We are rapidly approaching a time when the tax system we have will be unable to support the government that we want,” said Howard Gleckman, a tax expert and resident fellow at the Urban Institute. “It’s being hel

    As Congress and President Obama head into an election year, tax reform  has emerged as a key roadblock to lowering the nation’s debt — and ultimately reviving America’s economy and competitive edge.

  • Highest Corporate Tax Rates Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:36 PM ET
    With both economic growth and corporate profits under extreme pressure these days, corporate tax rates are under greater scrutiny around the globe. The (OECD) has tracked corporate tax data from its member countries every year since 1981. The tax rates listed here are “combined corporate income tax rates,” a number that includes both national and local levies. It should be noted that the OECD only compiles corporate tax data on its which do not include the BRIC nations, as these countries are no

    With economic growth and corporate profits under extreme pressure these days, corporate tax rates are under greater scrutiny. Click to see which countries have the highest corporate tax rates.

  • The World's Most Secretive Tax Havens Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 5:21 PM ET
    Recently, the (TJN), an independent organization dealing with the analysis of tax and regulation, released their "Financial Secrecy Index," which ranks the world's most secretive tax havens.The level of financial secrecy provided by tax havens, which TJN argues is a key component of jurisdictions competing to attract financial flows, is ranked by 12 qualitative measures (opacity score) such as laws, regulations and international treaties as well as quantitative measures (weighted score) which ta

    The Tax Justice Network released their "Financial Secrecy Index," which ranks the world's most secretive tax havens. So, what are the world's most secretive tax havens?

  • World's Highest Tax Rates Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 1:24 PM ET
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has been compiling data on government taxes among OECD countries since 1965. The group's annual report looks at internationally comparative data based on public revenue from *tax contributions as a percentage of gross domestic product for each country, then ranks them based on the highest and lowest overall tax rates.Here, we take a look at the OECD's 2010 report details. Click ahead to see the world's highest tax rates as a percentage of

    Take a look at the The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2010 report details and see the world's highest tax rates as a percentage of GDP.

  • US States With the Most Millionaires 2011 Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 12:18 PM ET
    Each year, analyzes national data on millionaire households to reveal which states attract the most high-income families.Data from Phoneix shows a list of states with the highest percentage of millionaires by population, while the overall number of millionaire households in the US has increased nationwide for the first time in two years. In 2009, there were 5.14 million millionaire households, compared to 5.56 million in 2010, an increase of approximately 7.6% that saw nearly every US state incr

    Each year, Phoenix Marketing International analyzes national data on millionaire households to reveal which US states attract the most high-income families.

  • In California, Asking Voters to Raise Taxes Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 12:14 PM ET
    California Flag

    For 33 years, California has been on the leading edge of the tax-cut movement. But faced with the prospect of withering budget cuts and deficits that stretch through at least the middle of the decade, that may be about to change. The New York Times reports.

  • After struggling all year for an economic message that resonates broadly with Americans in hard times, President Obama and Congressional Democrats have settled on one they believe can carry through next year’s election as they use a fight over payroll taxes to portray Republicans as defenders of the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.  The New York Times reports.

  • Tax Benefits From Options as Windfall for Businesses Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 7:31 AM ET

    The stock market’s rebound from the financial crisis three years ago has created a potential windfall for hundreds of executives who were granted unusually large packages of stock options shortly after the market collapsed. The New York Times reports.

  • Tax on WHAT? Wacky Taxes You May Be Paying Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 9:50 AM ET
    The recession brought us all kinds of great deals – from cheap homes to lobster at lunchmeat prices – but it also brought a fresh wave of ridiculous taxes and fees. While you were rummaging around the bargain bins, government bean counters were peeping in your pockets to see how they could fill their budget gaps with your money. From candy to cows and strippers to sparklers – they want to charge you extra for it.So, we decided to take a look at the 12 wackiest taxes ever. Click ahead to get star

    From candy to cows and strippers to sparklers, the government wants to charge you extra for just about everything these days. Here are 12 of the wackiest taxes you may be paying.