Cutting Taxes

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Congress Reverses Course on the Kiddie Tax

A change in the tax rules for children with unearned income could mean a big break for many families.

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Seven Tax-Friendly States

Seven states where the overall tax burden is low and there is no estate tax or tax on Social Security benefits or income tax unless otherwise noted.

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The Challenge of Switching States to Save on Taxes

Residents of high-tax states who move to low-tax states may be pursued by the states they leave behind. How to do it right.

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Stock Funds That Slash Taxes

Stocks have had huge run-ups during the bull market that began in 2009. These funds protect you from a growing tax bite.

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Pay 0% Cap-Gains Tax

Because of a higher standard deduction in the new federal tax law, it is easier for many Americans to pay no long-term capital gains tax at all.

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7 Things You Didn’t Know Are Taxable

Ignore Them at Your Own Risk Buried treasure…generous gifts from your employer…and that iPad you got as a gift for…

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Last-Minute Tax Savers

Steps to Take Before Year-End Now is a great time of year to find tax savings. Enough of the year…

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Surprising Medical Deductions

Ranging from Home Renovations to Clarinet Lessons Family medical costs continue to rise, with more than half the respondents in…

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5 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Tax time is probably the least fun time of year, and everyone who owes the government usually waits till the…

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The 5 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Taxes…we all have to pay them, but nobody wants to pay more than their fair share. Sadly, many of us…

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Year-End Checklist for Tax Breaks

It's not too late to take actions now that can result in income tax breaks for 2013. Here are some…

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Will Uncle Sam Let You Write Off a Church Raffle Ticket?

Q: I bought $1,000 in raffle tickets to help out my church, which was giving away a car. I don’t…

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Midyear Tax-Saving Opportunities for 2009

Changes in both the tax law and the economy create new tax-­saving opportunities in 2009 -- as the ­recession makes…

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Big Tax Breaks You Can Still Get for 2008…

Don’t overlook these tax-saving ideas for 2008. You can use them during the rest of the year to reduce the…

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Refinancing Your Mortgage? Maximize the Tax Breaks

Interest rates may be falling slowly, but they are falling, as the Federal Reserve seeks to ease credit. As of…