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  • Former Obama Advisor: 'Fiscal Cliff' Plunge Likely Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 10:57 AM ET
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    Everyone is talking about the looming “fiscal cliff,” but just how likely is the United States to go careening over it? Pretty likely, says former Obama economic advisor Jared Bernstein. .

  • Recession-Proof Industries Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • Tax Day Pulitzer to the Times' Kocieniewski Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 3:40 PM ET
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    New York Times reporter David Kocieniewski's Pulitzer was well-deserved, and perfectly timed.

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    Sole proprietors may be on top of it in terms of getting their taxes done, but they may be cheating themselves: According to data compiled from online accounting solution Outright.com, business owners are neglecting to report mileage expenses on their tax returns.

  • IRS Form 1040

    Here are some things to check or consider if you still have the good old "1040 Form" on your to-do list, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Taxes

    Even if you haven't finished — or started — filling out your tax forms, you've still got time to get your receipts in order and work the tax code to your advantage.

  • 11 Celebrities Hit by the Taxman Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    It’s not tax time just yet, but it’s looming uncomfortably on the horizon. The conscientious among us have already filed their tax forms or are in the process of doing so. The rest of us hem, haw and put it off until the last minute.Apart from the punctual and the lackadaisical, another category of taxpayer exists: The taxpayer who, for one reason or another, has failed to accurately disclose all of his or her earnings. Sometimes this is a simple mistake. Sometimes it’s the accountant’s fault. S

    Some celebrities, including Lauryn Hill, fell out of good standing with the IRS, and paid dearly for it. Read ahead to see some of the celebrities who just didn’t get that return in on time.

  • Payroll Tax-Cut May Be Offset by Rising Gas Prices Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 12:25 PM ET
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    The latest inflation data shows rising gasoline prices could start to pinch consumers and steal away any savings from the just-approved extension of the payroll tax cut.

  • Rising Gas Prices May Limit Payroll-Tax Cut Savings Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 5:35 PM ET
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    Rising gasoline prices could bite into any savings from the expected extension of the payroll tax cut, but for now the higher costs could be somewhat offset by lower winter heating bills.

  • Guest Blog: Tax Doesn't Have to Be Taxing Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 1:48 AM ET
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    One has to cut when one can’t borrow any more. But that still hasn’t stopped the various interested parties and think-tanks on both sides of the Atlantic from arguing on whether this is the optimum approach or not.

  • Five Reasons to Improve Your Cash-Flow Forecasting Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 12:40 PM ET
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    By knowing exactly what cash you have coming in and going out and when those transfers occur, you ensure you have enough cash to continue operating from day to day. At its most basic level, cash-flow forecasting helps a business survive.

  • Romney May Release His Tax Records—in April Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 11:52 AM ET
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    . USA Today reports.

  • Why a Financial Transactions Tax Is Bad for Everyone Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 6:47 AM ET
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    Amid the wailing and gnashing of teeth that are governments’ attempts to confirm the long-term viability of the euro project, we are also witnessing an attempt to introduce a financial transactions tax (FTT) or “Tobin Tax” in the European Union.

  • IRS Contacts 1 in 8 Millionaires for Extra Taxes Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 5:27 AM ET
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    The IRS audited one in eight millionaires who filed taxes last year while only auditing 1 in 100 individuals earning less than $200,000 in an effort to "assure that there's equity in the system."

  • US Charges 3 Swiss Bankers in Tax Evasion Case Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 3:07 AM ET
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    Prosecutors accused three Swiss bankers on Tuesday of conspiring with wealthy U.S. taxpayers to hide more than $1.2 billion in assets from tax authorities, and sources briefed on the matter said the three worked for Wegelin & Co, one of Switzerland's oldest private banks.

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

  • Home Buyers Could Pay for Payroll-Tax Cut Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 1:31 PM ET
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    At face value, it seems like an easy, albeit creative way to pay for the extension of the payroll tax cut. Raise the fees that banks pay mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to guarantee home loans.

  • Retired? Here's How to Cut Your Tax Bill Saturday, 10 Dec 2011 | 8:59 AM ET
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    With 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth IRAs, and Social Security benefits, seniors have plenty to figure out when it comes to paying Uncle Sam.

  • CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    a wrap-up of the day's news in small business.

  • Shopping, Taxes and Something For Free Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 4:38 PM ET
    CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.