State and local income taxes, property taxes and other levies can be deducted from your taxable income. But some of those tax breaks require you to itemize.
Improving economic numbers and a rising stock market have fooled us before, and there could another shock ahead. But here’s why this move up looks different.
President Obama has proposed raising the tax on capital gains and dividends from its current 15% rate to the same rates as earned income. Would it hurt more than help?
As Republicans slug it out in today’s primary, improving jobs numbers favor Obama on the road to November. The state has added 100,000 jobs in two years.
Depending on your employment status, you may be able to deduct up to 100% of your premiums on your federal tax return. Some states also give deductions or credits.
If you think your spouse is cheating on his or her taxes, you may want to file a separate return. Otherwise, you could be responsible for your mate's unpaid taxes.
Even 40% of Republicans like Obama's proposal to make the rich pay more, according to a new poll. But voters still would rather cut spending than hike taxes.
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