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Remodeling Homeowner Incentives: A Plan to Revive the Housing Market by Replacing Mortgage Interest Deductions with Tax Credits

Bill Parks | Posted 03.18.2012 | Business
Bill Parks

It is time that we considered deeper, more meaningful reforms that would help existing homeowners, encourage prospective buyers and spur the construction, banking and real estate industries now and in the future.

Five Tax Deductions You Don't Want To Miss

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Before you file your taxes, here are some of the simple tax tips you don't want to miss.

Obama To Propose Plan To Keep U.S. Jobs At Home

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

* Obama promotes "insourcing" of U.S. jobs * New tax ideas likely face Republican resistance * Jobs, economy's health ar...

To Give or Not to Give, Is That Really the Question?

Paul Ruth | Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

The end of the year can mean many things to many people, but for Michigan charities this year means the end of considerable tax credits for those who give to them.

Report Pokes Holes In Republican Tax Plan

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It will be hard for Republicans to attain their goal of lowering the top corporate tax rate to 25 percent if they want to pay for it sol...

Generation WTF

Leslie Hendry | Posted 12.13.2011 | New York
Leslie Hendry

Occupy Wall Street is not politicizing, alienating, seeking power or trying to overthrow anything. They are simply asking for serious review to move beyond generation WTF.

Pennsylvania Reform Plan Receives Mixed Response

Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett unveiled a four-part education reform proposal Tuesday morning that has since received mixed reactions. At a news con...

Nonprofits Need Vets to Build the Nation

Richard Buery | Posted 09.26.2012 | New York
Richard Buery

Because of their commitment to positive social change and dynamic work environments, nonprofits offer veterans unique opportunities to continue their service to America, and the sector can use the support.

What Passes for a Big Idea in Washington? Stupid Tax Tricks.

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Two factions within the White House have offered competing foolish tax plans.

Obama Pushing Jobs For Unemployed Military Veterans

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday proposed tax credits and training programs to help thousands of U.S. service members returning fro...

A Tax Cut That Would Create Jobs

Samuel H. Williamson | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business
Samuel H. Williamson

Businesses are not interested in hiring more workers except if it will increase profits. If they can save costs by employing labor-saving technologies, they will.

Spin-Doctors Aim To Kill Small Business Healthcare Tax Credits

John Arensmeyer | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
John Arensmeyer

Opponents, including groups that claim to represent small business, are taking aim at the small business tax credit in the Affordable Care Act.

A Decade Later "New Markets" Continues to Build Opportunity in an America Left Behind

Michael A. Siegel | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Michael A. Siegel

"New Markets" encourages private investments from corporations and individuals who might never consider buying into "high-risk areas." The cost to taxpayers have created nearly 500,000 jobs at a cost of less than $12,000 each.

Dan Froomkin

The Top 10 Tax Breaks -- And How They Help The Wealthy The Most | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

This is the time of year when we are most aware of our tax burdens. But what we may be less aware of are all the huge tax breaks built into our system...

Time Winding Down for Service Members To Use $8,000 Tax Credit

Chris Birk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Birk

The $8,000 tax credit program for first-time home buyers helped prop up the sagging real estate market in 2010. And there's still one group who can still capitalize on the opportunity.

The Saver's Credit: Are You Eligible?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

Only 12% of Americans who reported an annual household income of less than $50,000 and may therefore be eligible for the "Saver's Credit" know that that the credit exists.

Tax Credits For The Poor Got To Luxury Hotels, Big Banks

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. Taxpayer dollars that were intended to help poor communities are instead being used to finance luxury hotels, according...

Starting Out Bad: House Republicans Wrongheaded Move to Repeal Healthcare

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

House Republicans are treating healthcare reform like it's the global gag rule. It is the idea that once you get in power you can rescind a law just b...

In Obama's Tax Cut Deal, a Silver Lining for Clean Energy

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

There's great value in a glass that's half full -- and that's just how I feel about President Obama's tax cut deal with Republicans.

The Facts About Tax

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dean Garfield

The current debate on the compromise over the Bush tax cuts is progressing true to the normal Washington playbook and needs to be challenged by the real facts as we best know them.

The President Just Saved You $2,500 In Tuition Costs!

Kalpen Modi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kalpen Modi

Reports on the tax deal have overlooked the president's advocacy for college affordability and have even suggested that he has made a deal that ignores young people. This couldn't be further from the truth.

The Economy -- and the Unemployed -- Held Hostage

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Weinstein

Because Congress failed to act in November to continue the federal emergency Unemployment Insurance program, two million unemployed workers are expect...

Lucia Graves

STONEWALLED: House Dems' Tax Cut Plan 'Will Not Include Anything The Republicans Are Seeking' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Obama and House Democrats were at pains to extend an olive branch to Republicans after the midterm elections, that is no longer the c...

George Will Mocks the Chevy Volt and Hopes for Obama Failure

Mark Cassello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Cassello

George Will works diligently to undermine the credibility of America's only mass-produced electric vehicle while Japanese automakers stand ready to flood the market with literally dozens of cutting-edge, affordable, and efficient fully electric vehicles.

Community Solar Pioneers

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

University Park Community Solar is one of many groups across the country working to not only clean up, but also democratize energy in America, with community solar power.