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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
With 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth IRAs, and Social Security benefits, seniors have plenty to figure out when it comes to paying Uncle Sam.
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.
Worries about municipal bond issue defaults have been overblown, obscuring the investment advantages of a once trusted debt instrument.
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.
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 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?
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.
Each year, Phoenix Marketing International analyzes national data on millionaire households to reveal which US states attract the most high-income families.
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.
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.
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.