When times get tough, people tend to shift their giving toward groups that provide basic needs.
The suggestion of trimming this popular tax break has people seething. But, really, few of us -- very few of us -- get anything from it.
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.
Should we let all of the tax cuts sunset, or just part of them? Or should we keep them in place?
Some states will exempt school supplies, clothes and other items from tax. Make sure you're getting the best deal.
The Volt isn't eligible for a state tax rebate or for guaranteed access to the HOV lanes.
About 180,000 would-be buyers won't meet the June 30 deadline for a tax credit. But some may end up with a better deal.
VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
Copyright © 2013 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX. See delay times for other exchanges.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Thomson Reuters (click for restrictions). Real-time quotes provided by BATS Exchange. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Interactive Data Real-Time Services. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by SIX Financial Information.
All hail the bull market, which ended the week with a big rally. But it also is starting to look a little like 1987, which suffered an epic blow-out.
The Market Dispatches column has been discontinued. Here's where to find the latest stock and business news on MSN Money, and the latest from market writer Charley Blaine.
MONEY & POLITICS
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.
The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.