Helping out those in need is always a good thing to do. But it's only sometimes tax-deductible. Make sure you know the rules.
Vertex was upgraded to 'top pick,' while Children's Place was downgraded to 'neutral.'
You'll get a bigger deducation if the charity uses your car rather than sells it. Either way, be sure to follow the rules and save the paperwork.
No, you can't make a whole year's payments and save more. Be careful that accelerated payments don't throw you into an Alternative Minimum Tax situation.
One-Percenter of the Week: Earning 47% more than the No. 2 chief executive in 2010, McKesson's John Hammergren tops a new list of well-compensated honchos.
Safeway is initiated with a 'sell,' while Carnival is upgraded.
A new poll finds support for continuing the payroll tax cut and deep discontent with Congress. More voters favor service cuts over tax increases.
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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.
The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.