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.
Hopes are dashed now that the homebuyer tax credit training wheels are removed from the market.
Taxpayer supports for homeowners are three times the bone that government throws to renters.
Is it OK to use taxpayer money to reduce the mortgage balances of struggling homeowners? Some states are considering this.
Use your tax refund to help pay for an energy-efficient home improvement this year and get a juicy tax credit next year.
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