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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

  • CNBC Small Business - Around the Web

    A wrap-up of news in small business.

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    Congress is battling over whether to extend the payroll tax cuts passed last year. Here's how to use currencies to trade the debate.

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    While Senate Democrats this week offer a new compromise  on U.S. tax cuts including an extension of the payroll tax cut, broader tax reform remains unresolved heading into next year’s presidential election. Small businesses especially have a lot at stake.

  • 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?

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

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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    If a politician in the 2012 election is looking for a way into many a voter's heart, there may be no easier way than to propose a repeal of the alternative minimum tax. But both major parties seem anxious to avoid the issue.

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    It is not just a few wealthy individuals paying unusually low taxes to the federal government. Corporate America is not far behind. The New York Times reports.

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    Accountant Paul Etzler says that with a little planning now, business owners can ensure they take advantage of all of the appropriate deductions and credits for the 2011 tax year. Here are his seven tax tips. 

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    Fans of rock groups can get a little testy when their heroes display a less than straightforward attitude to their tax affairs. The latest victim of this is U2, one of the world’s biggest stadium rock bands, which will face protests during its high-profile set at Glastonbury this year.

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    The United States may soon wind up with a distinction that makes business leaders cringe — the highest corporate tax rate in the world, the New York Times reports.