Tax evasion challenges the idea that any publicity is good publicity, especially since there's more than a 90 percent conviction rate when the tax man takes a celeb to trial. Who are some of the most famous celebrity tax evaders?
The U.S. Social Security system acts as a giant safety net that provides financial help to retirees and younger people who have suffered a serious injury or illness. It also helps out the family members of those who have died or endured a disability.
You might be on your last dollar, but it's not always a reason to sing the blues. In fact, in the strange world of taxation, your last dollar could actually put you in a higher tax bracket. So what does that mean for you and your money?
You may already know that you need to pay property taxes on your real estate. But what about your car, the new boat you just bought, or even Fido? Depending on what state you live in, you could have to pay personal property taxes.
Death tax. Estate tax. Inheritance tax. They all mean the same thing: The government imposes a tax on a grieving heir for any money they receive from the deceased. What is the tax that is levied, and how much will this tax cost you?
Are you spiraling toward tax day with questions still unanswered? Uncertainty and confusion can cause us to procrastinate, but these insider tips will take you past April 15 with your sanity still intact.
If April rolls around and all you've pulled together to file your taxes is a messy pile of receipts and statements, you may need a little organizational help. We've got a few tips to help you turn that mess into a neat financial statement.
If you've ever filled out a 1040, you know the U.S. tax system and the agency that keeps it going are complex and mystifying entities. But paying income tax is a fairly recent activity in America. Find out its history and some alternative proposals.