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Rick Perry's Own Little Solyndra

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business

AUSTIN, Texas -- A fourth Texas high-tech startup that received taxpayer dollars through Gov. Rick Perry's signature economic development fund has fil...

IRS Messed With The Wrong 93-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 02.13.2014 | Money

Alvina Pryor has really had it with the Internal Revenue Service. "I want to put the government on a slab and slice them into little pieces," the 9...

It's Coming...But Just What is Taxmageddon -- The Highlights

Mark Steber | Posted 12.02.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

Take home pay may be lower beginning January 1, 2013 unless we get some changes to the current expiring tax provisions. Why? Three major areas of change.

There's a Tax on What?

Mark Steber | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

I spend a lot of time reviewing the latest tax laws and how they can affect you, but it's fun every now and again to take a step back and look at some of the stranger nuances of tax law.

Life Changes Can Affect Your Tax Return -- Things to Know

Mark Steber | Posted 11.24.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

Did you know that a change in marital status, having a child, or sending one off to college, even a change in employment status, can affect your tax return?

The Irony of Mitt Romney's 47 Percent

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Here's the irony of Mitt Romney's 47 percent: he hails himself as an economic savior because he knows how to create jobs, yet many of the jobs he had a hand in creating through his work at Bain Capital fall right into that 47 percent.

Remember to Get Your Income Tax Estimates in by September 17

Mark Steber | Posted 11.14.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

Are you self-employed? Do you have investment income, prize or lottery winnings, or other income that doesn't traditionally have income tax withholdings? If you answered yes to any of these, you may need to make an estimated tax payment by September 17.

How to Preserve Taxpayer Dollars? Invest in Youth!

Robert Lewis | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Robert Lewis

Youth in general need support to be guided on a path toward becoming assets to their community. Black male youth are especially in crisis today and in dire need of such support.

Government Turned Blind Eye To Fraud

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.09.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has been looking the other way instead of rooting out fraud when people apply for taxpayer identification n...

New Bill Goes After Tax Deadbeats

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 08.01.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- A bill to fire federal workers who are tax deadbeats passed the House on Tuesday in an attempt to confront a problem that showed little ...

Take It To The Bank: Helping Young Aspiring Citizens Will Boost Our Economy

Ali Noorani | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Ali Noorani

We've seen enough barriers from Congress. The administration's temporary action should inspire a bipartisan effort to create a permanent immigration process that adheres to our values of equality and hard work. Our economy deserves nothing less.

Bailed-Out Banks Using Government Money To Pay Back Taxpayers

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business

* 137 banks used other government program to repay bailout money * More than 200 bailed-out banks have missed dividend payments ...

Why Stockton, California, Is Bankrupt, And Your Town Isn't

Bloomberg View | Josh Barro | Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: The Stockton City Council yesterday approved a petition for bankruptcy, the largest of a city in U.S. history. Municipalities all o...

Fareed Zakaria: Government Funding Of Science Benefits Taxpayers

The Washington Post | Posted 06.22.2012 | Science

"It’s hard to find any good economic news these days. Europe is teetering on the brink; emerging markets such as China, Brazil and India are slowing...

More Than 10,000 Rich Households Didn't Pay Income Tax

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.29.2012 | Money

Out of the 3.9 million households that reported an adjusted gross income of $200,000 or more in 2009, more than 10,000 households paid nothing in taxe...

TABOR Migraines

Miller Hudson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Denver
Miller Hudson

TABOR, which includes provisions that are rapidly closing a vise on state spending, will soon undermine the quality of services provided to taxpayers.

Foreclosure Victim Allegedly Dumped Trees In Pool, Spray Painted Walls Before Moving Out

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business

Foreclosure can be frustrating, but one couple found the process so upsetting that they allegedly decided to cut down some trees and throw them in the...

U.S. Taxpayers May Get Cut Of 'Passion Of The Christ' Prequel Via Mexican Drug Case

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

SAN ANTONIO -- The American taxpayer may be getting into the movie business. In a real-life case of drugs and extortion that could itself make a pret...

George W. Bush's Shocking Requests

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

George W. Bush is slated to receive $1.3 million in taxpayer dollars for fiscal year 2013, including $85,000 in phone costs and $26,000 in printing co...

We Should Be Wary of the IRS Preparing Our Taxes

Edward J. Black | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Edward J. Black

If the IRS starts preparing our taxes for us, that right will cease to exist. Even with its flaws, Americans would most certainly prefer our current tax filing system over putting their faith in the IRS to fairly do it for them.

New Study Shows Violence Costing America Over $460 Billion

Michael Shank | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

The U.S. Peace Index is based on analysis of homicide, violent crime, policing, incarceration rates and availability of small arms data. With improvements in all five of these indicators from the 2011 to the 2012 USPI, the U.S. was found to be more peaceful than at any time since 1991.

Why You Shouldn't Buy Treasury's Line On The Bailouts

Bloomberg View | Jonathan Weil | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

The U.S. Treasury Department wants the public to believe the government’s bailouts of the financial sector might make money for taxpayers. It’s ea...

The Age of Open Is Upon Us

Jorge Hage | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Jorge Hage

The open government movement is indicative of the pressures imposed on us by the post-recessionary world. Opening up government data sources increases the bang of each taxpayer buck and creates new commercial opportunities for businesses.

Who He's Really Going After

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 04.16.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's proposal to impose a "Buffett rule" tax on the rich is generating enormous political wattage, but the plan itse...

WATCH: Whitney Houston Funeral Costs Newark Taxpayers $187K

Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices

Newark residents turned out by the hundreds when pop icon Whitney Houston was laid to rest in their hometown on February 18, but their show of support...