Taxes From A To Z (2014): C Is For Clothing And Costumes
Last Wednesday, in Making Taxes Fun, I reacted to a quip by Harry Gross in which he asked and answered a question, “Fairest [tax] of all? A self-assessed tax on men based on virility, and on women based on beauty.” I pointed out that,...Show More Summary
As tax season continues to roll, the IRS is reporting that refunds are being issued faster than in 2013. But not everyone is happy. What about those 570 codes - do they mean anything?
Crazy about Pharrell Williams' Grammy hat? Now you can own it - and score a charitable deduction. Here's how.
Financial leaders in Europe met this week to discuss continuing economic challenges in the region. On the top of the priority list was whether to move ahead with a proposed tax on financial transactions, often referred to as the Robin Hood Tax. The tax grew out of concerns about future bailouts following the 2008-2009 banking [...]
The Success of Dumb Starbucks Suggests Dumb IRS Can't Be Too Far Behind, As Long As It Isn't Confusingly Similar.
IRS Has Stepped Up Criminal Prosecutions, So Don't Take Tax Reporting Lightly. The IRS Doesn't.
Last week, we were recognized as one of the top 150 think tanks in the world in four separate categories in the seventh annual Global Go-To Think Tank Index. 21st Best Policy Study/Report Produced by a Think Tank (State business taxShow More Summary
Have you heard the whispers about tax returns being processed in advance of the January 31 start date? It's true, sort of. Here's the scoop...
Hiring a tax preparer can be tough - but sometimes you just have to ask the right questions. Here are 11 questions to consider when hiring a tax preparer.
IRS invites taxpayers to come back on January 17 and get in the queue to file for free. But does that mean those returns will be processed early? Nope. Here's what it does mean...
You May Think Your Ex is a !#%&, But That Doesn't Mean You Get a Tax Deduction.
It’s the eleventh day of our 12 Days of Charitable Giving. Our featured charity, Committee to Protect Journalists, is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide.
It’s the tenth day of our 12 Days of Charitable Giving. Our featured charity, Sepsis Alliance, works to prevent sepsis - the leading cause of death in American. Remarkably, seven out of ten Americans have never even heard of sepsis.
It’s the ninth day of our 12 Days of Charitable Giving. Our featured charity, Ride for Reading, delivers books to children in underserved communities... by bicycle!
If you're rushing around this Christmas Eve to finish up your shopping, I hope you find everything you're looking for without too much trouble. And I hope it doesn't cost you as much as the collection of gifts given to a true love in the classic Christmas song The 12 Days of Christmas. Show More Summary
Set in real Louisiana bayou country, A&E’s popular reality series Duck Dynasty follows a brood of real-life brothers who manufacture duck calls and love to go bird hunting. But Phil Robertson of the cast gave an interview with GQ that must be read in full. The interview’s gay slurs caused A&E to suspend Phil Robertson from the show. There’s a backlash [...]
It’s the seventh day of our 12 Days of Charitable Giving. Our featured charity, Esophageal Cancer Action Network, seeks to raise awareness of the risks and symptoms of esophageal cancer. If you're one of the 15 million Americans who suffers from heartburn, you could be at risk.
It’s the sixth day of our 12 Days of Charitable Giving. Our featured charity, Feeding America, tackles the problem of America's hungry. Think you know what hunger looks like? Check out these statistics and find out how to help.
It's the fifth day of our 12 Days of Charitable Giving. Our featured charity, Helping Hands Center for Special Needs, offers educational and therapeutic support for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.