Topic: Internal Revenue Service
Nobody can agree what's at the root of US financial woes, but some small-scale experimentation could be revealing
08/15/2011 04:43 pm
Congress has created a special super committee to devise a way to cut at least $1.2 trillion from US spending in coming years. Its real name is the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, and its deadline is Nov. 23. If a majority of the bipartisan, bicameral committee approves the plan, it goes to the House and Senate for a vote, and they must act by Dec. 23. If the plan is voted down, automatic spending cuts are slated to occur. Here are the 12 lawmakers serving on the super committee.
08/11/2011 09:23 pm
Investment portfoliso can be managed without relying on a broker. Answer No. 6 in reader mailbag shows where to start reading for a do-it-yourself investment portfolios.
08/07/2011 04:10 pm
A Swiss asset manager and former UBS banker who allegedly helped move his clients' secret bank accounts is indicted for allegedly conspiring to defraud the US government.
08/02/2011 09:49 pm
The debt deal punts on tax reform. That's unfortunate. But when lawmakers finally get to it, this idea can garner bipartisan support and save the government serious money: Have the IRS fill out tax returns for millions of taxpayers. It's a proven concept in Scandinavia -- and California.
08/02/2011 02:00 pm
To stimulate the housing market, Congress not only gave 600,000 Americans up to $8,000 for buying a home. It added interest on the credit, even if those houses weren't bought yet.
07/31/2011 09:00 am
A new study shows the top reasons that some Americans don't pay federal income taxes
07/28/2011 03:45 pm
John Edwards let his attorneys do his talking for the 30-minute hearing in which the judge tentatively set October as the month for trial of the campaign finance case brought last month against the former US senator and 2008 presidential candidate.
07/15/2011 01:41 pm
Mortgage market can change, and homeowners' personal circumstances can, too. After marriage, is it a good idea to refinance a mortgage to include both spouses regardless of the mortgage market? Look to question No. 1 in the reader mailbag.
07/07/2011 04:52 pm
Officials assert that the alleged victim in the sexual assault case against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn lied on her tax returns, asylum application, and on other occasions. Is she now in legal trouble?
07/05/2011 07:17 pm