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  1. The Unseen Taxes That You Pay Every Day

    Taxes are embedded in the price of everything we buy to an extent that most people don't even realize.
  2. Minimize Taxes With Asset Location

    Learn how to maximize your investment returns with this tax-minimization strategy.
  3. Tax Tips For Financial Advisors

    Self-employed advisors are prone to a number of unique expenses, but the tax benefits can often balance out the financial ...
  4. 7 Expenses You Won't Believe Are Deductible

    Many taxpayers would be surprised to discover some of the things that qualify as legitimate deductions.
  5. What Countries Get For Their High Taxes

    Are there advantages to having the highest taxes in the world? Let's take a look at what the citizens in these countries ...
  6. 6 Ways Small Businesses Can Save On Taxes

    Save on year-end business taxes with these ideas: incorporate in another region, create an umbrella company, sell inventory ...
  7. Pay Taxes Like A Billionaire

    The richest people know the ropes when it comes to paying as little in taxes as possible. Find out how you can do the same. ...
  8. Uncle Sam's Surprise: Unexpected Sources Of Taxable Income

    When you get an unexpected check, don't be surprised when the tax man shows up to collect his share.
  9. How Big Corporations Avoid Big Tax Bills

    How do companies manage to pay such low taxes? Just look at Google's 2.4% tax rate.
  10. 6 Tax Breaks That Anyone Can Claim

    Tax deductions and credits aren't just for big companies. You might be surprised how many tax breaks apply to your return. ...
  11. How International Tax Rates Impact Your Investments

    International investors need to be aware of the staggering correlation between tax rates and economic performance.
  12. Parties For Taxes: Republicans Vs. Democrats

    Read about the political parties' differences in tax ideology, and how it can affect your paycheck.
  13. 6 Tax Myths Everyone Should Know

    There are many tax myths that have grown out of general tax confusion. Learning about them can help you avoid costly mistakes. ...
  14. Top 6 Ways To Increase Your Tax Refund Now

    Planning ahead can generate a larger tax refund down the road - these tips will get you on the right path.
  15. 6 Habits That Will Make You Broke

    Does your money run out before the end of the month? Here are six bad habits that will make you broke, and how to break them. ...
  16. Maximize Your Tuition Tax Benefits This Year

    To help college students pay their tuition bills and give America that extra push to get an education, the government has ...
  17. Student Debt: Is Bankruptcy The Answer?

    Student loans can be a huge financial burden, but bankruptcy won't necessarily save you from paying.
  18. States That Pay The Most Taxes

    These five states may pay through the nose in taxes - but the benefits may just be worth it.
  19. '90s Stars With Money Problems

    These stars had the world at their fingertips but are facing financial hardships a decade later.
  20. Top Tax Refunds For Recent Grads

    Don't miss out on these tax credits if you have recently graduated.
  21. The Real Cost Of Natural Disasters

    Earthquakes, hurricanes, oil spills and other disasters have a very real cost, but who foots the bill?
  22. Dream Prizes You Can't Afford To Win

    Not all prizes will improve your financial position. Find out which winnings tend to be a drain and why.
  23. How People Lose Money Trying To Save On Taxes

    IRS avoidance should not drive investing choices.
  24. National Debt: Who Pays?

    There's a huge national debt being left behind for future generations, but what have past administrations done to lessen ...
  25. Don't Let Inaccurate Tax Forms Get You Audited!

    Copying in numbers directly from your tax forms can end up with you paying more (or less) taxes than you owe.
  26. Understanding The U.S. Tax Withholding System

    Understanding the origins of our tax withholding system is crucial to getting the most out of it.
  27. How U.S. Policy Affects Other Countries' Tax Rates

    U.S. tax policies don't just affect our own economy - many times, the entire world is influenced.
  28. Wall Street History: Howard Hughes, Enron And Sin Taxes

    From the death of Howard Hughes to the birth of patent law, we'll look at what happened this week in financial history.
  29. Politicians Who Skipped Out On Taxes

    Their salaries depend on people paying taxes, but these politicians avoided paying taxes themselves.
  30. 7 Decisions That Lead To Bankruptcy In The UK

    In the past three years, personal bankruptcies have been on the rise throughout the U.K. Here's how it happens.
  31. Choosing A Tax Preparer

    There are many people and companies that can file your taxes. Find out what each has to offer, and which is right for you. ...
  32. Top 9 Solutions To An Unexpected Tax Bill

    Finding out you owe when you expected a refund is a nasty shock. Find out how to cope.
  33. Want A Bigger Tax Refund? Don't Itemize

    Six reasons why many taxpayers can save money and time by claiming the standard deduction.
  34. 10 Tax Tips For Stock Options

    Options and restricted stock are a great perk--if you don't get caught in a tax trap. Here's what you need to know.
  35. The History Of Taxes In The U.S.

    The number of taxes that we now consider a given did not always exist. Find out how they arose.
  36. Weighing The Tax Benefits Of Municipal Securities

    Find out how to determine whether the tax exemption offered by "munis" benefits you.
  37. Planning For The Estate Tax's Return

    The 2010 estate tax lapse could be costly to your family if it keeps you from planning.
  38. 5 Surprise Costs That May Affect Your Tax Bracket

    Surprise! You may owe more than you think.
  39. Tax Withholding: Good For Government, Bad For Taxpayers

    It's important to understand where that money coming out of your paycheck goes and why - after all, you earned it.
  40. Trade Properties To Keep The Taxman At Bay

    Like-kind exchanges can mean a much lower tax bill on real estate for savvy investors.
  41. Earn Tax-Free Income

    Tax rates are going up, so it pays to find sources of income that the tax collector can't touch. Here are 20 of them.
  42. How Much Tax Do You Really Pay?

    When you add direct and indirect taxes together, your real tax rate is much more than you expected.
  43. Audit Stories You Won't Believe

    Take comfort: Even if you do get audited, you'll have an easier time that these unlucky taxpayers.
  44. "Temporary" Taxes That Stuck

    Taxpayers should be wary when a new "temporary tax" is introduced. Sometimes these temporary taxes are anything but.
  45. 10 Things to Know About 1031 Exchanges

    Real estate swaps grow popular, but traps are many. Beware new rules on vacation homes.
  46. 5 Famous Tax Cheats

    These five famous Americans tried to dodge the taxman and got caught. Find out who they were and what they owed.
  47. Newly Divorced? How To File Your Taxes

    Divorce is a rough transition. Make the tax changes as easy as possible with these tips.
  48. Celebrity Recession: Stars Who've Lost It All

    Not even celebrities were immune to the economic downturn of the past year. See who fell and why.
  49. Should The U.S. Switch To A Flat Tax?

    Some countries have begun charging a flat tax rate instead of the gradual tax system of the Western world.
  50. Even Millionaires Go Bankrupt

    It shouldn't shock people that millionaires go bankrupt. Once you become a millionaire, there are a million ways to lose ...
  51. That's A Tax Break?

    Unusual - and even humorous - things that people can do to get a break on their income taxes.
  52. 7 Ways To Avoid Self-Employed Tax Penalties

    If you follow these methods for calculating estimated tax payments, you could minimize your chances of incurring penalties. ...
  53. Give Your Taxes Some Credit

    A few tax credits can greatly increase the amount of money you get back on your return.
  54. 6 Sources For Free Tax Help

    From community-based services to free software, there are many free resources to help with your taxes.
  55. Beeronomics: Factors Affecting Your Pint

    Beer is a complex beverage shaped by supply and demand, production and distribution, with regulation thrown in for that extra ...
  56. How The Straddle Rule Creates Tax Opportunities For Options Traders

    This rule allows traders to substantially reduce their risk, and possibly benefit on their tax returns as well.
  57. Where Should Your Small Business Incorporate?

    Where you incorporate your small business will affect your tax rates and overall costs. Where is it the most economical?
  58. Bankruptcy Filing Changes That Could Affect You

    When the economy is down, more people file for bankruptcy. Make sure you know about the changes that have been made to this ...
  59. When You Can't Pay Uncle Sam

    If you can't pay your taxes, there are some steps you can take to protect yourself. Discover your options here.
  60. IRS Asset Seizures: Could It Happen To You?

    If you can't pay your taxes, know that the IRS has many avenues for collecting what you owe.
  61. 6 Reasons Nations Don't Go Green

    For countries, the economic costs outweigh the benefits of going green.
  62. A Look At The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

    For those who encounter this tax, it can be costly. Find out how to navigate this complicated tax arrangement.
  63. Cut Employee Stock Option Taxes With AMT Credit

    Learn how refundable AMT credits can help you save on taxes, AMT bills and more.
  64. Celebrity Financial Failures

    There's a lot that the average person can learn from celebrity financial failures.
  65. Tax Court: Your Last Resort

    Appealing an unfavorable or unfair tax ruling may be your last chance to save your finances.
  66. No Debt Forgiveness For The Tax Man

    Debt settlement sounds like a free lunch, but it has tax consequences.
  67. Making Sense Of The Tax Code

    If tax rules and regulations are Greek to you, read on to learn how to decipher them.
  68. Unexpected 1099-R Form: What To Do

    Did your IRA custodian report distributions you thought were non-reportable? Find out what went wrong.
  69. Get Ready For The Estate Tax Phase-Out

    Changes to federal legislation will affect how your assets are treated once you're gone - be prepared.
  70. Capital Gains Tax Cuts For Middle Income Investors

    Find out how TIPRA plans to slash taxes for those in the 10-15% tax bracket.
  71. Cut Your Tax Bill

    Paying your bills early or giving an extra donation now can help you come tax time.
  72. Paying Uncle Sam: From Tobacco To $1 Trillion

    The services we rely on, like education, law and security, were built on taxes.
  73. Changing The Face Of Bankruptcy

    A 2005 law attempts to unmask fraudulent debtors and still save those who are struggling. Will it affect you?
  74. The Simple Tax Math Of Roth Conversions

    Roth conversions will be available to affluent taxpayers in 2010. Will you benefit?
  75. An Introduction To Canadian Income Trusts

    Yields in excess of 10% aren't rare, but these unique investments need to be chosen very carefully.
  76. Tax-Free Accounts Make Saving A Snap For Canadians

    In 2009, the Canadian government began allowing citizens to save more tax-free dollars than ever.
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