The plan extends tax cuts, including the estate tax and the child tax credit. It also cuts payroll taxes. The unemployed and businesses would benefit, too.
First off, don't panic. There are steps you can take to get back in Uncle Sam's good graces.
The suggestion of trimming this popular tax break has people seething. But, really, few of us -- very few of us -- get anything from it.
All that stuff you never use can benefit others. You get a tax write-off and more room in your life.
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.
How many days do you have to work each month to pay for your fixed obligations?
Should we let all of the tax cuts sunset, or just part of them? Or should we keep them in place?
VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
Copyright © 2013 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. 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 Morningstar Inc.
The Fed may start tapering in just a few months. Here are a few of the likely winners and losers.
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.
Even those who don't like to shop are probably hitting the stores this month. Here's what to be on the lookout for and here's what to avoid.
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.