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Trump saves some Carrier jobs, but at a tax cost

Was president-elect Donald Trump played by Carrier? The company, a division of United Technologies that makes heating and air conditioning units, agreed to keep 1,000 jobs in Indiana rather than move them to Mexico. Donald Trump addressing supporters Dec. Show More Summary

December's arrival means it's time for some Santa-worthy tax moves

It's December 1. December. The last month of the year. How the heck did that happen!?! It hasn't even gotten good and cold yet here in Central Texas. We -- OK the hubby, at my nagging request -- put our Christmas tree up the first week of November this year. Show More Summary

IRS seeking ID validation from some e-services users

Attention users of Internal Revenue Service online options. Some of you soon will be getting letters from the IRS about proving who you are. This is not a scam. The coming IRS letters will be real. Some folks will be getting real letters from the IRS asking them to validate the IDs they use to access online tax services. Show More Summary

Charities worry that revised Donald Trump tax plan would hinder donations

President-Elect Donald Trump's tax reform plan has slipped off the radar as we've been watching him select folks to fill his cabinet. (We're still waiting on The Donald to reveal his Treasury Secretary choice.) But this Giving Tuesday,...Show More Summary

Cyber Monday sales & state sales tax collections are up

The addition of more state sales taxes to online purchases doesn't seem to be slowing Cyber Monday shoppers. Thanks for taking a break from your online shopping to visit the ol' blog this Cyber Monday. (Photo by Keith Williamson viaShow More Summary

Tennessee Powerball ticket buyer wins $421 million Will still owe state tax on associated investment earnings for a few more years

Do you live in Lafayette, Tennessee? Or maybe you know someone who lives in this town of about 5,000 just 60 miles or so northeast of Nashville. Or perhaps you know someone who just happened to pass through there and purchase a Powerball lottery ticket. Show More Summary

The PATH to small business tax breaks

Small business owners are hoping that their shops are filled with lots of paying customers this annual Small Business Saturday. The first Small Business Saturday was Nov. 27, 2010. That initial year, it was the creation of the financial company American Express. Show More Summary

Careful documentation, including donation selfies, could convince the IRS of your charity deduction claim

Happy day after Thanksgiving! For many folks, it's time for Christmas shopping, although internet commerce and changing demographics have made Black Friday a tad less chaotic. Are you shopping today? At a major retailer or at a local...Show More Summary

ISS astronauts celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is Thanksgiving, whether you're at home with family and friends or are 249 miles above Earth on the International Space Station. Astronaut Shane Kimbrough shares what he and his colleagues will be eating aboard the International Space Station this Thanksgiving Day. Show More Summary

Take time at Thanksgiving to check on aging parents

Millions of us will be seeing our parents during Thanksgiving. For many, it's the first they've seen of mom and dad in months. Thanksgiving traditionally is a multi-generational celebration. But adult children might need to pay special attention to their aging parents over the holiday to gauge whether mom and dad now need some extra help. Show More Summary

Giving thanks for educational tax breaks

Canadians celebrate their Thanksgiving in October. I like that timing. It doesn't force folks into attending two annual family gatherings within a month of each other. Not that I don't love my family, but like many things, a little goes a long way. Show More Summary

Tropical Storm Otto threatens Central America

Really, Mother Nature? I know the Atlantic hurricane season doesn't officially end until Nov. 30, but really? Radar image courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Hurricane Center Tropical Depression 16 formed early this morning (Monday, Nov. Show More Summary

Some U.S. corps doing just fine with current tax code

Come January, Republicans on Capitol Hill will officially start looking at ways to cut taxes. It's been the Grand Old Party's goal since President Obama was successful via the fiscal cliff deal of 2012-2013 in getting Congress to let the top level George W. Show More Summary

Trump's tax deductible Trump U. settlement

Donald J. Trump prefers to fight things out in court. Over the years as a businessman, the president-elect has filed and been named as a defendant in thousands of lawsuits. Even as he prepares to be sworn in on Jan. 20 as the United States' 45th president, he will facing, as of today, more than 70 lawsuits filed against him. Show More Summary

Countries going cashless to combat tax evasion

Most of us use credit and debit cards as convenient cash substitutes. Instead of reaching for wads of cash stuffed in pockets or purses or a paper checkbook, we simply whip out plastic to pay for almost everything or every service we need or want. Show More Summary

Maryland tax mistake meant $21 million in misdirected city money

It's early Christmas for 89 Maryland cities. They will be getting some unexpected money from the state's comptroller. Unfortunately, it's not new money. It's cash the municipalities should have received over the past five years. AndShow More Summary

12 tax moves to make by Dec. 31

Taxes are about dollar amounts and dates. April 15 obviously is the biggie. But Dec. 31 is almost as important. The end of a tax year is, for the most part, the last time you can make tax moves that could help lower your coming tax bill. Show More Summary

Take advantage of tax-smart philanthropy by donating appreciated stock

Today is National Philanthropy Day, created to recognize those who strive to make life better for others. The term philanthropist usually conjures up rich people holding fancy galas attended by their wealthy friends to raise money for various causes. Show More Summary

Expatriations escalating again. Is it politics or taxes?

Every presidential year, some of the folks whose candidate didn't make it to the White House swear they're moving to another country. Maybe some of them got a head start this year. U.S. passports have blue covers. Thousands of Americans, however, have become expatriates this year, giving up their U.S. Show More Summary

The supermoon is a nice diversion from down-to-earth property taxes

Did you catch the supermoon? 2016 is a great year for lunar gazing. The full moons of October, November and December all take place when the moon is at its closest point of approach in its orbit around Earth, creating the so-called supermoon. Show More Summary

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