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WNYC News

What Spitzer’s Filings Don’t Tell Voters

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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A day after New York City Comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer refused to disclose his tax returns, the campaign seemed to reverse its position Wednesday sending out tax documents for 2011 and 2012. But those documents fall far short of complete returns and, according to experts, fail to answer some important questions for voters.

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WNYC News

7 Benefits For Gay Married Couples Because of Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Supreme Court's decision to strike down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act means same-sex married couples in states where gay marriage is legal are now eligible for more than 1,000 federal benefits previously available only to husbands and wives.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Amazon's Not So Secret War on Taxes

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Reporter Peter Elkind, co-author of “Amazon’s (Not So Secret) War on Taxes” in the June 2013 issue of Fortune magazine, explains Amazon’s tax-avoidance strategies.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Seeks Help from Local Gov't Leaders to Pass Tax-Free Zone Plan

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Governor Cuomo asked local government leaders from around upstate New York to help him convince the legislature to approve his tax free zone plan.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The An Apple a Day Keeps the Taxes Away Gabfest

Friday, May 24, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Apple has a big Irish bank account, Obama has a new drone policy and education reform has a new critic.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Apple and Offshore Tax Avoidance

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Apple and other technology giants have come under fire recently for using offshore companies to dodge U.S. tax obligations on billions of dollars earned overseas. Washington Post technology reporter Cecilia Kang and Michael Hudson, a senior editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, examine the Senate investigation into Apple and the wider use of offshore tax havens by individuals and companies.

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The Takeaway

Congressional Investigation: Apple Avoided Billions of Dollars in Taxes

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Congressional investigation into Apple's finances reveals that the tech company has avoided billions of dollars in taxes in the United States by setting up some of the company's top employees abroad and effectively making them exempt from taxes. Charles Herman, economics editor for WNYC Radio, has the latest on what this means for the nation's largest tech company. 

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Apple and Corporate Taxes

Friday, May 03, 2013

If you had $145 billion on hand, you'd spend some of it right? Well, if you’re Apple, not quite. 

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WNYC News

Internet Sales Tax Could Boost State Coffers

Monday, April 29, 2013

After years of on-again-off-again debate, Congress is close to passing a bill that would require online retailers to collect sales tax. The move would end the advantage the virtual marketplace has over local bricks-and-mortar stores

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Will Personal Finance Apps Replace the Financial Planner?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

With Tax Day come and gone again, New Tech City’s Manoush Zomorodi looks at the online services that might help you get on top of your finances for the this year.

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The Takeaway

Deduction Reductions

Monday, April 15, 2013

When you file your 2013 taxes, some of the deductions you were able to take this year might be significantly smaller. The White House's new budget proposal gets tough on tax, curbing things like the home mortgage interest deduction and the deduction for state and local taxes. It also limits the charitable giving deduction. a change our next guest says ... will cost American charities dearly. Howard Husock says this change will cost American charities dearly.

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The Takeaway

Why the Rich Don't Give to Charity

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tax day is upon us. Did you reduce your tax burden this year by giving to charity? According to our next guest, the answer to the question might depend on your tax bracket. Ken Stern has written a piece in the Atlantic about who gives to charities and why he thinks the poor end up giving more than the rich. It's called Why the Rich Don’t Give to Charity. 

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The Washington Report

North Korea, Tax Day, and Bipartisan Compromise

Monday, April 15, 2013

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about the  idea of bipartisan compromise in Congress; about dueling intelligence reports on North Korea and the pain of tax day.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Leaked Documents Shed New Light on Tax Havens

Monday, April 08, 2013

A leaked trove of 2.5 million financial records shed new light on the murky world of offshore tax havens and finance. Washington Post reporter Scott Higham tells Leonard Lopate the ways wealthy American citizens use offshore finance to their advantage

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Freakonomics Radio

The Tax Man Nudgeth

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Real tax reform may or may not ever happen. In the meantime, how about making the current system work a bit better?

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WNYC News

NY May Collect Taxes on Internet Purchases, Court Finds

Thursday, March 28, 2013

New York's highest court ruled Thursday the state can collect sales tax from out-of-state retailers, rejecting claims by Amazon.comand Overstock.com that the tax law violates the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause.

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WNYC News

Unlike Previous Disasters, Few Tax Breaks After Sandy

Monday, March 04, 2013

It’s tax season and many residents of New York and New Jersey lost homes, property and paperwork, making this season particularly difficult, but after Sandy, residents aren’t getting the kind of tax breaks that victims of previous national disasters have received.

Bloomberg to Offer Own Sandy Buy-Out Plan, with a Twist

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Intelligence Squared US

Intelligence Squared US: Are the Rich Taxed Enough

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Broadcast Times: Saturday 6am, 93.9FM, Saturday 2pm on  AM 820 and Sunday, 8pm on AM 820

How do we fix the economy? The U.S. government's budget deficit is nearing a trillion dollars for the fourth straight year and unemployment remains high. With the Bush-era tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of 2012, what is the best move for continued economic recovery? Are the nation's wealthiest not paying their "fair share," or should tax breaks be extended for everyone in the name of job creation? The Panelists are Glenn Hubbard, Robert Reich, Arthur Laffer, and Mark Zandi.

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New Jersey News

NJ Governor Christie Proposes $32.9 Billion Budget

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proposed a $32.9 billion budget Tuesday that allows more poor residents to enroll in Medicaid and increases public school aid but defers property tax rebates for three months to cover a projected budget shortfall.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What the Fiscal Cliff Deal Means for You

Thursday, January 03, 2013

The last-minute fiscal cliff deal reforms tax rates, deductions, payroll taxes, and several other laws that will effect more than 3/4 of Americans in one way or another. Richard Rubin of Bloomberg answers some basic questions about the changes.

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