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Tax Tips for the Last Two Weeks of the Tax Season

Mark Steber | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

If you're planning to file an extension because you might owe taxes, you should know that an extension only extends the deadline for the forms to be filed. It is not an extension to pay your any taxes you owe.

Strong Medicine: Why India's Rejection of Drug Monopoly is a Lesson for America

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

India is actually at the forefront of providing affordable medicine to its citizens, which is a vast improvement over the healthcare system in the US.

Proportion of U.S. Students in Private Schools is 10 Percent and Declining

Jack Jennings | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Jack Jennings

The attention given to private school issues in policy debates and news stories may leave the impression that private schools play a greater role in American education than they do.

I Just Solved the Sequester!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

What if I offered you -- them -- a solution that scratched both of those itches at once... a way to simultaneously both cut spending and raise revenues? That would be irresistible, right?

End Unemployment for Youths, and Anyone Seeking a Job!

Mark Goldes | Posted 01.30.2013 | Small Business
Mark Goldes

Youth unemployment can be sharply reduced by creating a Human Investment Tax Credit program which will generate up to 6 million jobs and create as many as 4 million small firms while providing generous incentives to employ young people.

Dollars & Sense: How to Raise the Minimum Wage, Improve our Workforce and Cover the Cost

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The struggle to make ends meet and the incidental factors that accompany living in poverty conditions, such as sleep deprivation, poor health care, long commutes to work, lack of free time to further education, etc. -- all make it nearly impossible for such people to train themselves.

Chelsea Kiene

Marion Barry's Plan To Encourage Organ Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- More than 115,000 people in the United States wait today for a lifesaving organ transplant. That list, which keeps growing, once include...

Wind Tax Credits Breathe New Life Into Our Economy

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

It's smart to back industries like wind, for a number of reasons. First, jobs in clean energy and other green sectors create pathways out of poverty and help American families thrive.

Disparate Treatment

Bob Greenstein | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

One of the most disappointing parts of this week's budget deal is its disparate treatment of a lavish estate tax break for the nation's wealthiest heirs as compared to several tax credit improvements for low-income working families.

The Tuition Tax Hike We Barely Missed

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.02.2013 | College

The final agreement to avoid certain tax increases and spending cuts passed both houses of Congress late Tuesday, staving off several measures that wo...

An Open Letter to Congress: Reject Backward Steps that Help the Wealthiest at our Nation's Expense

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Rather than voting to move forward with a balanced plan to protect low- and middle-income people and prevent service cuts that will stall our economy now and for years to come, the House will only be allowed to vote to do the following:

Lucia Graves

Senators: Expiration Of Critical Subsidy Kills Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of legislators said Wednesday that the failure to expand a critical subsidy for renewable energy could cost Americans...

He'll 'Pick A Number,' And Here's Who'll Get Screwed

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.17.2012 | Money

Middle-income households and homeowners in expensive real-estate markets are still the biggest losers when it comes to Republican presidential nominee...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #15, Improving Veterans' Lives

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

President Obama is committed to protecting our veterans at home, just as they have protected us abroad. He has enacted a comprehensive and far-reaching package of reforms to protect military families and ensure they get the treatment, support and honor they deserve.

When You Should File an Amended Tax Return

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

Although it's tempting to let such mistakes slide, chances are the IRS will discover the error eventually, and when they do you could be liable for interest and penalties going back to the due date of the original tax return.

Joe Satran

Is Brooklyn The New Hollywood?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 08.17.2012 | Entertainment

New York's Steiner Studios, among the biggest soundstages outside California, could expand significantly in the coming years, according to a report to...

Crowfunded Businesses May Not Be Exempt From Taxes

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When Julie Uhrman, chief executive of gaming start-up Ouya Inc, went looking for funding to launch a new video gaming console, she turned ...

Is the IRS' 'Marriage Penalty' Real?

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

Marriage does indeed have many financial ramifications -- both good and bad -- and several involve the dilemma over whether to file income taxes together or separately. Let's sort through the noise.

No Tax Break If Client Stiffs You

Julian Block | Posted 10.06.2012 | Money
Julian Block

Contrary to what many self-employed individuals believe, long-standing regulations usually prohibit most of them from claiming bad-debt deductions on their federal and state returns when they are unable to recover amounts due from clients and customers.

In The Name Of Fairness, Romney Takes Aim At ... Wind Power?

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Earlier this week, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign made clear that the Republican candidate would end a tax credit, currently set to expire at the...

Keep the U.S. Wind Industry Strong by Supporting the PTC Tomorrow

Nathanael Greene | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Nathanael Greene

The PTC is currently scheduled to expire at the end of this year, and this is threatening to cause untold amounts of damage to our burgeoning wind industry.

With Nothing to Lose, Declining Net Worth Means Little to Asset-poor Families

Andrea Levere | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Andrea Levere

New data on household wealth paints a disturbing portrait of the decline in net worth for American families. But those numbers only tell part of the story -- the story of households with actual assets to lose.

Low Cost Cooling

Wendy Gordon | Posted 09.02.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Give your appliances a break: Remember it's summer. Dry your clothes on a clothes line. Grill outside, and dine by candle light. And turn off your computers and entertainment equipment at night.

John Celock

Lawmakers 'Hijack' Business Bill With Abortion Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives Tuesday adopted a measure placing a 24-hour waiting period on abortions as part of a ...

Tax Credit Report: 7 in 10 Small Businesses Eligible for Combined $15.4 Billion in Healthcare Tax Credits

John Arensmeyer | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

The reality is, most small businesses operate within thin profit margins. And that means they're less likely than big businesses to be able to afford health coverage for their workers.