States are competing to provide the best tax environment for retirees. But that generosity could cost all the taxpayers later.
The IRS lets you deduct either state income tax or state sales tax from your federal taxes. Most people deduct income tax, but there are times that sales tax is a better choice.
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.
Governors want to cut or eliminate income tax, but the challenge is figuring out how to make up lost revenue at a time when state budgets are already suffering.
Property owners in Detroit are avoiding taxes by letting their homes and businesses go into foreclosure for unpaid taxes and then buying them back for $500.
A California campaign comparing reality star's tax bill with that of a middle-class earner is misleading and fails to account for federal taxes.
Changes in estate and inheritance taxes at the state level will make it better -- or worse -- for families in the year ahead.
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