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Start Now for a Healthy 2016

Mark Steber | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

For most Americans, it would be a stretch, but let's just say you want to give someone a big cash gift this year. Let's say you're feeling really generous and want to give your BFF $10,000 dollars. Guess what? They would not have to pay any taxes on it.

Should I Choose a High- or Low-Deductible Health Insurance Plan?

Christina LaMontagne | Posted 02.09.2015 | Money
Christina LaMontagne

Depending on your income, you could qualify for assistance on your monthly premiums or cost-sharing expenses. Make sure you explore these potential discounts before writing off a plan due to cost.

Friday Talking Points -- A Democratic Economic Platform for Next Time

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.

Retirement Accounts: Should You Fear the Eventual Tax Bill?

Women & Co | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Some people are reluctant to fund Individual Retirement Accounts and 401(k) plans, fearing they are setting themselves up for big tax bills in retirement.

5 Things You Need to Know About Donations | Posted 01.30.2013 | Money

Is giving on your mind this time of year? Before you pull out the plastic or your checkbook, make sure you understand how to make your gift go as far as possible.

Give Money, Get Impact, Save Taxes: The Power of Social Entrepreneurs for Your Portfolio

R. Paul Herman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Impact
R. Paul Herman

Can charitable dollars be recycled? In the words of famed venture capitalist John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins, can you "write one $10 million check and h...

Religious Groups Fight Obama On Tax Deductions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service For the third time in three years President Obama's proposed budget will attempt to reduce tax deductions fo...

More Charities Seek Tax Break for Donors, Costing U.S. Billions

New York Times | STEPHANIE STROM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Experts say nonprofits are skillfully exploiting the tax code's broad and elastic definition of what constitutes such a charity, making it difficult f...

Why Call It Charity Care?

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David R. Jones, Esq.

A 5 percent threshold of free medical care to qualify a nonprofit hospital for tax exemptions and public funding is not unreasonable. Or else, why call it charity care?

HAPPY for Pets

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

By encouraging affordable pet care, the bill not only promotes animal health and well-being, as well as our well-being, but could also help to stimulate the economy.

A Response To Rep. Elijah Cummings

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The loopholes which allow such corporate excess were not exactly handed down to Moses on tablets -- each and every loophole was approved by Congress.

Donate Stocks, Not Cash

Los Angeles Times | Kathy M. Kristof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans make about $200 billion in tax-deductible gifts to charity each year, and most of them are in cash. But if you have stock in your investmen...