taxes

  • April 12, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Tax day is breathing down our necks: just under one week left to file. And that’s including this year’s three-day extension; tax day bumped from the traditional April 15th to the 18th, since D.C. government workers have the day off … Continue reading

  • April 12, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Tax day is breathing down our necks: just under one week left to file. And that’s including this year’s three-day extension; tax day bumped from the traditional April 15th to the 18th since DC government workers are off Friday (the … Continue reading

  • March 22, 2011   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Just in time for tax season: a tax receipt calculator that shows you how the federal government spends your taxes. It’s easy to use: just enter your federal tax amount for 2010 and press ‘calculate receipt.’ The tool then shows … Continue reading

  • March 22, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    By Elizabeth Shell Just in time for tax season: a tax receipt calculator that shows you how the U.S. federal government spends your taxes. It’s easy to use: just enter your federal tax amount for 2010 and press ‘calculate receipt.’ … Continue reading

  • March 4, 2011  

    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week. including the “civil war in the making” in Libya, the brewing pension problems across the United States and what’s being done to avoid a government shutdown. Continue reading

  • February 28, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    EDITOR’S NOTE: We received a number of responses from viewers like you regarding last week’s broadcast story, “In Tiny Rhode Island, a Massive Public Pension Crisis Looms” and the Making Sen$e web piece, “Paying For Public Pensions.” So, over the … Continue reading

  • January 3, 2011  

    In 2011 the first of 79 million Americans born between the end of World War II and the mid-1960s will turn 65, swelling the ranks of Medicare and Social Security recipients. Judy Woodruff looks at the implications with Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute and Ted Fishman, author of “Shock of Gray.” Continue reading

  • December 23, 2010  

    In other news Thursday, the governing socialists in Greece passed a new budget that reduces health and defense spending while raising consumer taxes. The steep taxes and deep cuts have sparked widespread protests in Athens and elsewhere. Continue reading

  • December 14, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s tool concerns the extension of the Bush tax cuts and comes via the Washington Post, which generated the interactive graphic some time ago. But it’s as timely a tool as ever, given that the Senate vote Monday night paved … Continue reading

  • December 14, 2010   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s tool concerns the extension of the Bush tax cuts and comes via the Washington Post, which generated the interactive graphic some time ago. But it’s as timely a tool as ever, given that the Senate voted Monday night to … Continue reading