Pay attention to detail, weigh tax consequences of contracts, beware of independent contractor woes and answer IRS queries quickly.
Americans living abroad and dual citizens could owe penalties even if they don't owe back taxes -- and that possibility may prevent many from stepping forward.
Americans who are worried during tax season -- which includes almost everyone -- are easy targets for con artists. Don't let them get you.
AMC Entertainment and Kayak may also hit the market. But after mixed results in 2011, the prospects for the coming year are far from certain.
The rich use a variety of strategies, all perfectly legal and available to everyone, to reduce the size of their income tax bills.
Changes in estate and inheritance taxes at the state level will make it better -- or worse -- for families in the year ahead.
If you want to trade in Aunt Ethel's gift for something more to your tastes, you'll have an easier time if she shopped at one of these stores.
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