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The Takeaway

On Tax Day, Where's the Tax Reform?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You've either filed, are filing, or are filing an extension, but what if we had a deadline for Congress and the president for a comprehensive tax overhaul? 

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The Takeaway

The ACA & Your Taxes: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thousands may face penalties this tax season for not enrolling in health insurance. Many others will owe money or receive refunds. Like all things with taxes, it's complicated.

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The Takeaway

How Your Tax Dollars Subsidize Low Wages

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A new study finds that companies like Walmart and McDonalds often pay employees such low wages that many are driven to federal assistance programs to make ends meet.

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The Takeaway

How David Foster Wallace Found Tranquility in the Tax Code

Monday, March 23, 2015

When Wallace won a "genius grant" in 1997, he moved to Illinois, started taking tax accounting courses at a state college, and discovered the spiritual side of khakis and the IRS.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Everything Freelancers Need to Know for Tax Season

Friday, March 20, 2015

The freelance economy is booming, but many feel the IRS isn't recognizing this. Filing taxes is particularly painful for the self-employed. Here are some tips to help you through it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Scott Stringer; Planning for Floods & Freelancer Tax Advice

Friday, March 20, 2015

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer; plans to avoid the worst effects of climate change along our coastline; our digital discontent; tax advice for freelancers & a "House of Cards" recap.

WNYC News

Does Christie's 'Don't Raise Taxes' Pledge Include the Gas Tax?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Don't raise taxes. Don't raise taxes. Don't raise taxes. We hear ya, gov. But about the gas tax? Are you pledging, or negotiating?

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The Takeaway

Obama to Call For More Taxes for The Super Rich

Monday, January 19, 2015

President Obama says the additional revenue could go towards community college, child care, and retirement planning. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Exploring The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the past, present and future of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work.

The Takeaway

IRS Report: Taxpayer Misery Reaches New Low

Thursday, January 15, 2015

For many, IRS is not just an acronym, but a synonym for the Grim Reaper. And in a new report, the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate says client misery has reached a new low point.

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WNYC News

Tax Breaks Look Good from 90 Stories Up

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sales of skyscraper apartments are a boon to the city's tax revenue, but some lawmakers say these ultra-expensive penthouses are getting a break because of our flawed tax system.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Proposes Middle-, Low-Income Property Tax Cut

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Cuomo said the plan would give roughly $950 in tax relief each year to more than one million New Yorkers.

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The Takeaway

Surprising Twist: GOP May Raise Gas Tax

Friday, January 09, 2015

A few powerful GOP senators are signaling that they're open to the idea—even House Speaker John Boehner, who personally opposes raising the gas tax, hasn't ruled it out.

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WNYC News

New York Tries to Fight Its Way Out of a Plastic Bag

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Each New Yorker uses 3.2 plastic bags a day, every day, on average. Can a 10-cent fee change that?

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Money Talking

With Republicans in Control, What's Next for the Economy?

Friday, November 07, 2014

Republican wins this week might lead to more cooperation on key economic issues. 

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Studio 360

The Artist vs. The IRS

Friday, October 10, 2014

Susan Crile has paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim, but the IRS said her art was just a hobby, so it sued her to reclaim more than $80,000 in back taxes.

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The Takeaway

America Is Over The Burger

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Millennials, in particular, are turning away from hamburger chains, but coffee sales are booming, and the deal between Burger King and Tim Hortons is right in step with those changes.

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The Takeaway

Tax Dodgers: U.S. Fears Firms Who Flee America

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A trend is catching hold among large corporations in the United Sates and it's consequences could be devastating for the corporate tax base. U.S. companies are increasingly deciding to relocate overseas to cut their tax bills. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Big Businesses Evade Taxes, Costing the Rest of Us Money

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A growing number of American companies have been reincorporating overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. Fortune editor Allan Sloan says it's unpatriotic.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The IRS: Losing Records

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The IRS recently announced it lost a few years' worth of an employee's emails - someone who was involved with the extra scrutiny given to some right-leaning groups seeking tax exempt status.

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