If you suffered losses from a flood, hurricane or other disaster that weren't covered by insurance, you may be able to deduct your losses on your federal income tax return.
It's automatic, but it will expire Feb. 29 unless Congress extends the tax break. Employers and payroll services that didn't make adjustments in time will refund overpayments.
Some of the nation's biggest and busiest -- including Facebook, Goldman Sachs and AT&T -- are among 24/7 Wall St.'s 10 names we loathe most.
Tax refund anticipation loans may be nearly dead, but watch out for similar products that provide your refund early -- and come with high fees.
If Congress wants to extend the payroll tax cut beyond Feb. 29 without adding to the national debt, it has to cut somewhere else, raise fees or find other tax money.
One-Percenter of the Week: Average investors who tried to play LinkedIn's offering last year likely took a hit, but insiders collected lots of cash by selling early. CEO Jeffrey Weiner was among those who cashed in.
The president plans to propose tax incentives to reward companies that create US jobs. He wants to end tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas.
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