The year is nearly over, and so are your opportunities to make some moves that might help you save on income tax.
Several state and local governments want to swap a gas tax for a pay-per-mile tax -- using a little black box to track your car's movements.
The federal government was shut down for more than two weeks -- and that's about how much longer than usual you'll probably have to wait for your refund next year.
A proposal to raise the federal cigarette tax would increase the per-pack rate to $1.95. Too expensive for you?
Would it be wrong to expect the middle class to pay higher taxes to help reduce the federal debt?
Middle-class taxpayers avoided an income tax increase in the fiscal cliff budget deal, but the Social Security payroll tax will be higher for everyone.
Americans were generally content with across-the-board tax rates during the 1950s and '60s that were far higher than tax rates today.
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