Before you make your contributions, take a minute to make sure you are not being scammed and your donations are tax deductible. Unfortunately, there are many unscrupulous people using major disasters and the holidays to impersonate charities.
What follows are some key pointers in giving to charity while also reducing your tax burden.
A half-century later, pessimism has replaced optimism for many of today's college students, recent grads and the many of that generation who cannot afford college. As globalization and technological innovation intensify competition, those who can't bear the cost of college wonder what their future holds.
Some big-dollar tax deductions that affect businesses are set to expire in 2013, so now's the time to make sure your company considers taking advantag...
Some insurance companies are canceling policies, so therefore our president must have lied. Nope. Not true. It is a handy talking point for the opposition, but it is in fact, just another logical fallacy. Once you start listening for them, you'll find them everywhere.
Last week we posted a Top 10 celebrating the resilience of Illinoisans. Many Facebook comment writers did not share our optimism and told us so. Tod...
The talk on the Hill is that the White House is urging Senate and House Dems to accept a cuts-only budget deal for the next go-round. But the conventional wisdom is wrong.
In a stunning electoral defeat, Amendment 66 -- representing a much-needed re-writing of the byzantine Colorado Finance Act -- went down in flames despite seeming to have everything on its side.
The holiday season is a time to give back to those who are less fortunate and if you are considering making a donation from your credit cards rewards, be aware of the tax implications involved with this type of donation.
Can deplorable be a complement? When I was in the legislature the Denver Public Schools graduated less than half its students on time -- on time mean...
Thanksgiving is nearing, and December is right around the corner. I've said it before--it's never too early to start thinking about your tax situation. Taxes are always complicated, seemingly ever changing, and so is your life.
Our seasons are extreme. Our government needs a reboot. Illinoisans are a tough, resilient bunch and we've got 10, GIF-enhanced reasons why.
Nobody likes the taxman. Even those who in principle believe in spreading the wealth -- even they get a twinge of fear at the mention of the IRS, April 15th and -- worst of all -- the dreaded audit. Don't deny it.
The Congress is beginning negotiations on the budget. If the end result is a budget dominated by tax increases and discretionary spending cuts, the deficit will be lower but the unfairness will be magnified.
Giving away the ICANN might please a few; the Swiss, the Brazilians, and the usual faithful digital US allies such as the Swedish and British, but what's about the Germans, the French and other Europeans, not to mention the Africans and Asians. As the single market for Telecom in Europe is at stake these days, the Europeans might have a serious talk.
You know what time of year it is, micro-businesses! You've faithfully kept your business records, and have estimated and paid your quarterly taxes throughout the year. But December is coming up, and that means it's time to close out 2013.