May 12

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Name: Peter Anderheggen Question: I recently heard that in 2011, the nation, on the whole, is paying substantially less in taxes than it did in the nineteen fifties. I do not know if this is true or just a spin.

Editor's Note: The First Family's 2010 tax return was released today and we've pulled out some of the more interesting numbers in a graphic for you. Here's the snapshot: the Obamas reported an adjusted gross income of $1,728,096, about…

Apr 12

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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…

Apr 12

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Tool$ Tuesday: Tips For Tax Day

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…

Apr 07

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I wrote yesterday about a chat with the former head of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers, Martin Baily, now of the Brookings Institution. Most striking to me, was his suggestion that there could conceivably be an upside to…

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