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.
Expect fewer delays but just as much bureaucracy, as new forms and requirements go into effect. AMT patches are likely to expire but may return.
Both parties want to extend the Social Security tax cut, but they disagree sharply over how to pay for it. Plus, politics is at play in dictating what discussions to have when.
Reclusive mining heiress paid lawyer and accountant thousands every month, but they failed to pay $90 million in federal gift taxes and penalties, estate says.
One-Percenter of the Week: Mark Pincus made more than $1 billion last week when shares hit the market at $10 each. Plus, even before the IPO, he got to sell a bunch of shares back to his company at $14 a share.
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Do it once a year. This allows the best-performing asset classes to take off and run.
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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.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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