taxes taxes
Stories About

taxes

There's a second chance coming for some people who didn't buy health insurance and would face a big tax penalty for 2015 otherwise. Laughing Stock/Corbis hide caption

toggle caption
Laughing Stock/Corbis

President Obama, shown speaking at the University Of Kansas on Jan. 22, defends his budget as an exercise in "middle-class economics." But forecasters at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center say the 60 percent of Americans at the middle of the income ladder will more or less break even, while most benefits will go to low-income families. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Obama's Budget Proposal Lifts 2013 Caps, Adds Billions In Spending

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/383149509/383214962" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lou Graham prepares taxes in Connecticut and is ready to answer client questions about the Affordable Care Act. Jeff Cohen/WNPR hide caption

toggle caption
Jeff Cohen/WNPR

Tax Preparers Get Ready To Be Bearers Of Bad News About Health Law

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/377685883/378774509" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Obama receives a standing ovation as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov

NPR's Scott Horsley Analyzes The SOTU Speech

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/378669064/378726156" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Ireland (shown here in this Dingle Peninsula photo) has been among the greenest pastures for countries seeking to reduce their tax liabilities through a process called "corporate inversion." iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto

White House Urges Lawmakers To Address Popular Tax Dodge

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/332351634/332351635" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Caterpillar Inc Vice President for Finance Services Julie Lagacy is flanked by former Senior International Tax Manager Rodney Perkins (left) and Chief Tax Officer Robin Beran (right) as they are sworn in to testify on Tuesday. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov

The tax penalty is designed to encourage people to sign up for health insurance. iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto

You Might Pay A Lot More Than $95 For Skipping Health Insurance

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/288712831/289299098" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A case against the Swiss bank UBS in 2008 led Congress to create more regulations for foreign banks holding American money. Rather than comply, many banks opted to stop serving American account-holders. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Why More Americans Are Renouncing U.S. Citizenship

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/275937138/279987831" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Former UBS banking executive Raoul Weil was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury in 2008, on charges that he helped wealthy clients avoid billions in taxes. Antonio Calanni/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Antonio Calanni/AP

A waiter serves patrons at Tony's Restaurant, part of the Casablanca Hotel in New York's Times Square. The custom at some restaurants of automatic gratuities for larger parties might change because of an IRS rule change. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images