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The Democrat Hedge

Somewhere on Wall Street there is a hedge-fund manager ruing the day he gave money to a Democrat in 2006. On Nov. 9, the House passed a plan that would raise...

The Dems' Tax (and Spend) Dilemma

Congressional Democrats must feel a little disoriented by the emerging battle over how to pay for this year's fix for the Alternative Minimum Tax. The party that...

Income Taxes: Costly Alternatives

April 15 is still several months away, but a little-known provision is looming ever larger: the alternative minimum tax. Although Democrats and Republicans are...

The New Tax Trap

Tax reform is on the national agenda again. Yet no one is doing anything about the most dreaded levy of them all: the alternative minimum tax. You have probably...

Money: Taxed by Surprise

Tucked inside the 2005 budget from the Bush Administration is a proposal that may prompt you to sigh with relief if you have feared being hit with the...

What You Need to Know As Tax Time Rolls Around

Every year the tax code changes, at least slightly, and last year was no exception. Here are the most significant recent developments that should figure into...

Why the Fiscal Cliff May Cost You $6,000 in 2013

You can't turn on the television or open a magazine these days without hearing the term "fiscal cliff." The media is awash with reports of President Obama and...

Promises And Politics

THE BUDGET THE PROMISE Romney's tax plan includes a permanent 20% decrease in income tax rates, which would reduce the top bracket to 28% from 35%. Romney would...

Tax and Spend.

I've always believed the rich were different from you and me, but it turns out they're different only from you. When I listened to the nuanced economic debate...

Tax Tips for Timothy Geithner

Memo to Timothy Geithner: Moving expenses are deductible. Commuting is not. That tax tip, among others, could save Geithner, President Barack Obama's nominee...

A Voter's Guide to the Economy.

Record home foreclosures and a worsening credit crunch have voters looking for help. The economy is near the top of every campaign agenda, even though none of...