Making the tax code less complex would mean creating new groups of winners and losers. Does Congress have the guts?
Dec. 31 is the deadline to sell losing investments, open a Keogh account or donate to charity for the 2010 tax year.
You have until Dec. 31 to go through your stuff and make a noncash tax-deductible donation. Here's how.
Professors start website to encourage wealthy Americans to donate their tax savings to charities.
Homeowners who don't itemize lost a deduction, but TV producers, rum makers and race horse buyers gained.
You have one more week to pay property taxes, add energy-saving improvements, dump losing stocks and empty your FSA account.
Tax credit for energy-saving improvements was extended, but won't be nearly as generous in 2011. That means a rush now.
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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.
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