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In Clean Energy, Macro Trends Trump Midterm Political Winds

Clint Wilder | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

Without a doubt, the midterms were not good news for U.S. clean energy and climate action.

Letting Tax-Credit Provisions Expire Would Push Millions Into Poverty

Chuck Marr | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Chuck Marr

As Republicans and Democrats look for areas where they can work together, they should be able to agree to make permanent three key provisions of two pro-work tax credits: the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

What You Need to Know About the Tax Extenders Up for a Vote

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 12.15.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Now that summer is officially over and the fall season has arrived, most of us are looking ahead to cooler weather, the holiday season and spending time with family. But there's one thing many of us may not be thinking about but should be: taxes.

Spending Lots on Back to School & College Now? Edumacate Yourself for Tax Savings Later

Mark Steber | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

For most of the US, August marks back-to-school and what has come to be a shopping trend much like Black Friday. This year, combined spending on back-...

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To Boost Well-Off Kids, Cut Out Poor Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted Friday to change a tax credit in a way that would add $115 billion to the deficit and hurt poorer par...

House Should Reject Backwards Child Tax Credit Bill

Chuck Marr | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Chuck Marr

The full House next week will consider the Ways and Means Committee's recently passed Child Tax Credit bill. A recent Tax Policy Center analysis confirms our previous critical assessments of the proposal, finding that it would make many relatively affluent people better off while making low-income working families poorer.

Making the Most Out of Ch-ch-changes

Mark Steber | Posted 09.15.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

From getting married to having a baby or even getting divorced, use our tips to help keep more of your money in your pocket.

Finally! Someone Explains What All Those Obamacare Numbers Mean!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You're going to hear a lot about Obamacare this fall, especially from Republicans. They'll try to convince you that it was a bad deal. They'll throw numbers at you to make you think that the cost of health insurance is spiraling out of control. In all likelihood those numbers will be incorrect, but how will you know?

Government Made $100 Billion In Improper Payments

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tax credits for families that don't qualify. Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary. Unemployment benefits f...

The Federal Historic Tax Credit: Transforming Communities

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Donovan Rypkema Editor's Note: On Monday, June 23rd, the National Trust For Historic Preservation gave the federal historic tax credit watch statu...

How Would You Live On the Minimum Wage?

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.12.2014 | San Francisco
Terry Connelly

This post starts with a question because the answer could determine how you might vote in Congress (or for Congress) on the proposition that the curre...

My Vote Is Not for Sale

Lisa Longo | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

It is time to level the playing field. The oil and gas industry has received tax subsidies for decades. Taxpayers "gift" the industry billions every year, why? Why does an industry that makes trillions need billion in tax welfare?

Why Aren't More People Buying Green Cars?

Brian Moody | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

Tax credits, low emissions and super high mpg are all worthy goals, but in the end, it's all about the price. Lower the price and sell more cars -- in this case, it's just that simple.

Ryan Report Largely Ignores Anti-Poverty Programs' Long-Term Successes

Arloc Sherman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Arloc Sherman

The Ryan report grimly concludes that federal programs are "failing to address" poverty. Poverty certainly remains too high. But the report seems determined not to recognize the long-term successes of existing programs even when the evidence is in plain sight.

'House Of Cards' Gets A Taste Of Its Own Medicine

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

Frank Underwood, the legislative mastermind of "House Of Cards" who always seems to get his way, might have admired the actions of the Maryland House ...

How Tech Startups Can Claim Research and Development Tax Credits

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

The credit is over 30 years old, but has never been made permanent and, over its many renewals, new rules and regulations have been tacked on.

Republicans Want to Replace Obamacare With...Obamacare-Lite?

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Astonishingly, the Republicans have simply taken the provisions of Obamacare and made them temporary -- and called it "reform"! We'll give you fair prices, but only for a little while. We'll require you to sign up for insurance, but only until you back out.

A Valuable Tax Credit Too Many Workers Don't Know About

Jim Gibbons | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Imagine if you qualified for a valuable tax credit but weren't even aware of it. Unfortunately, this is the case for far too many Americans when it co...

Cybersecurity Industry Interview With Xerox's Chuck Brooks

Brian E. Finch | Posted 01.21.2014 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

"The cyber threat reaches far beyond Al Qaeda, and includes various criminal enterprises and adversarial nation states. As the sophistication of the threats grows, we must be able to continually counteract them."

Republican Obamacare 'Fix' Is Junk, Just Like the Junk Insurance Plans It Protects

Ethan Rome | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In an effort to cynically score political points, the Republicans have taken up the cause of people who have received health insurance "cancellation" notices. The problem is that the Republicans aren't helping these people, they are exploiting them.

Updates From My Inbox: New State and Local Work-Life Laws

Marcy Karin | Posted 11.06.2013 | Women
Marcy Karin

Here's hoping the government at all levels -- federal, state, and local -- continues to address the mismatch of the way American workplaces are structured and the needs of American workers.

Veterans Day: A Look at Military Tax Benefits

Mark Steber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

There is no more noble a contribution to society than participation in the service of the defense, perpetuation and safety of this country. The tax benefits that are in the law are yours and you have earned them. It is the least the country can do to thank you for your service.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Tax Deductions

Mark Steber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

October is a time we give additional visibility to the disease and those affected by it. But, what does any of this have to do with taxes? This is, after all my tax blog. So, let me tell you.

Heritage Foundation's Health Care Report Is Another Big Lie

Ethan Rome | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

America's leading conservative think tank has issued a report on health care premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and it bears a strong resemblance to the immigration study -- it's garbage.

What You Need to Know About Education Tax Credit Considerations

Mark Steber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Are you taking a personal finance course or courses to learn how to better manage your portfolio or retirement planning? If so, you may be sitting on some very valuable tax credits.