Taxing the value of employer-sponsored health insurance could raise $150 billion in 2013.
Most plans require employees to use themoney in their flexible spending accounts by the end of the year or forfeit it. The program will change slightly next year.
Many who were unemployed in 2011 or 2012 or were self-employed business owners who lost 25% of their income can delay their tax payments to Oct. 15 without penalty.
A bill in Congress would let owners deduct the costs of pet care. The Tax Court has ruled in favor of a charitable deduction for foster cats, but there are no breaks for pets so far.
However President Obama's proposed tax on millionaires is estimated, it's small compared with the federal budget deficit.
You can claim a tax credit of up to $13,360 this year for adopting a child, but you have to document expenses and file a paper return.
States are competing to provide the best tax environment for retirees. But that generosity could cost all the taxpayers later.
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