Changes in estate and inheritance taxes at the state level will make it better -- or worse -- for families in the year ahead.
More US adults are living together without tying the knot. What are the financial advantages and drawbacks?
Couples who trust each other may be able to dispense with expensive estate planning tactic.
With all the maneuvering, it's hard to keep up without a scorecard. Here are the major changes that will affect your taxes this year.
Hedge-fund managers and affluent taxpayers mostly do well, but couples earning less than $40,000 may pay more taxes.
The package extends many Bush-era tax breaks, including lower rates, and cuts the Social Security payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2%.
Current plan would exempt 40,000 estates from tax next year. Democrats say that gives too much to the wealthy.
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