The plan extends tax cuts, including the estate tax and the child tax credit. It also cuts payroll taxes. The unemployed and businesses would benefit, too.
First off, don't panic. There are steps you can take to get back in Uncle Sam's good graces.
The suggestion of trimming this popular tax break has people seething. But, really, few of us -- very few of us -- get anything from it.
All that stuff you never use can benefit others. You get a tax write-off and more room in your life.
American Tax Relief's ads on TV, radio and the Internet said it could settle customers' tax debt for a fraction of what they owed.
How many days do you have to work each month to pay for your fixed obligations?
Should we let all of the tax cuts sunset, or just part of them? Or should we keep them in place?
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