Wednesday, July 17, 2013
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
Governor Cuomo asked local government leaders from around upstate New York to help him convince the legislature to approve his tax free zone plan.
Friday, May 24, 2013
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.
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.
Monday, April 29, 2013
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
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
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.
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.
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.
Monday, April 15, 2013
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
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Monday, March 04, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
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.
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.
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.