April 13, 2012 The Obamas' effective tax rate was about 20 percent of their nearly $790,000 income. The Bidens' effective tax rate was about 23 percent of their nearly $380,000 income.
April 11, 2012 Fatal car crashes rise about 6 percent on the deadline for filing federal taxes. That's April 17 this year, if you're making travel plans.
April 10, 2012 It was an "was unbelievably interesting experience," he says, but "I had plenty of the limelight."
April 2, 2012 Tax Day 2012 is looming — and after we file our returns, many of us will try to figure out what to do with the seemingly innocuous but possibly crucial documents we use to prepare our returns. Filing electronically can make those records easier to manage. But what should we keep, and for how long?
September 19, 2011 While the president makes the case that reform means millionaires shouldn't pay at lower rates than those in the middle class, the House speaker says "tax increases destroy jobs."
September 19, 2011 He says he won't sign a plan that changes entitlements unless it also asks more from the wealthy. Combined with $1 trillion in spending cuts agreed to this summer, Obama said his plan would trim "more than $4 trillion ... in a way that is fair."
September 19, 2011 The president will say his plan would pare $4 trillion more from federal deficits over the next decade. He's adding more than $3 trillion to the amount that lawmakers have already agreed to.
September 15, 2011 In an address this afternoon, the Republican lawmaker makes the case for lowering the corporate tax rate and closing loopholes.
August 22, 2011 Before the government "asks" for more from the rich, it should tax everyone more fairly and then spend that money more wisely, former American Express CEO Harvey Golub argues on the opinion pages of today's Wall Street Journal.