Plans to suppress public spending on pensions are questionable on their merits and, from a fiscal discipline point of view, are just so much wishful thinking.
The IRS lets you deduct either state income tax or state sales tax from your federal taxes. Most people deduct income tax, but there are times that sales tax is a better choice.
Even though Romney won in a squeaker, Republican infighting and an improving economy have given the president a head start in November's race.
If you are supporting relatives, including adult children and elderly parents, you can deduct them as dependents. But make sure you follow all the rules.
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If you follow those rules, you're likely to stay out of tax trouble. Hint: Keep an eye on the paper.
Agency bureaucracy has stymied the program since it was authorized in 2006. Only one whistle-blower has received a reward.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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