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Newlywed? Whether To File Separately Or Jointly

Newlyweds are often confused about the best type of filing for their particular situation as well as the legalities involved. If you want to enjoy the lowest tax rate possible, you’ll need to do your homework, starting with these considerations.

03/03/2014

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Should You E-File Or See A Tax Specialist For Your Returns?

When it comes to figuring your taxes, should you rely on software or turn to a pro?

03/03/2014

Electronic Tax Filing

Best E-Filing Programs For Tax Returns

Forget the stress of tax season by using one of these e-filing programs.

03/03/2014

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De Blasio Takes Jabs At Bloomberg, Addresses Serious Issues On ‘The Daily Show’

Mayor Bill de Blasio took shots at his predecessor and poked fun at the snow removal complaints on the Upper East Side last month – all while addressing the serious issues he has sought to tackle in office – in an appearance on “The Daily Show” Monday night.

02/04/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

Court Of Appeals Declines To Hear Challenge To MTA Payroll Tax

New York’s Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, declined Tuesday to hear a challenge to the commuter tax, letting the tax stand in downstate counties.

01/14/2014

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Cuomo Lays Out Agenda In State Of The State Address

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is delivering a broad election-year agenda in a State of the State speech promoting a property tax freeze, tougher anti-corruption laws and modernizing New York City’s airports.

01/08/2014

Bill de Blasio reads to kids at the Children's Aid Society, Sept. 30, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Poll: More Than Two-Thirds Of NYC Voters Support De Blasio’s Plan To Tax The Wealthy

De Blasio campaigned on a platform of adding a tax on households making more than $500,000 a year to cover the costs of universal pre-kindergarten and after-school programs.

11/27/2013

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Mayor Bloomberg: Mayor-Elect De Blasio To Get Balanced Budget

After 12 years in office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is presenting mayor-elect Bill de Blasio with a balanced budget.

11/21/2013

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Cuomo: ‘I Am Against Tax Increases — That’s My Position’

A major issue for mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is making sure wealthy New Yorkers pay more taxes to fund education, but anything that happens would have to go through Albany.

10/26/2013

Bill de Blasio reads to kids at the Children's Aid Society, Sept. 30, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Pushes Plan To Raise Taxes On Top Wage Earners For Universal Pre-K

To implement the tax hike, the Democratic mayoral hopeful would have to get Albany’s approval, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Republican majority in the state senate.

09/30/2013

Hard Apple Cider is just one of Liza Utter's suggestions for holiday party cocktails. (credit: EJ Media Group)

Schumer Pushes For Lower Taxes On Hard Cider

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is one of two senators leading an effort to lower the taxes on hard cider.

09/21/2013

Ed Mangano (file / credit: County Executive's Office)

Nassau County Budget Plan Keeps Taxes Flat, Calls For Future Borrowing

Ed Mangano’s challenger and former county executive Tom Suozzi said the budget plan does nothing to solve the county’s debt.

09/18/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Cuomo: Tax Scofflaws Will See Their Driver’s Licenses Suspended

Cuomo is not blowing his own horn but he wants to silence the horns of tax scofflaws. He’s going to suspend the driver’s licenses of any New Yorker who owes more than $10,000 in unpaid taxes.

08/05/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in front of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Bill De Blasio Calls For Tax On The ‘Wealthiest New Yorkers’

New York City Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio has called for the richest New Yorkers to pay a little more in taxes.

06/25/2013

Nassau County Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola, N.Y. (file / credit: Google Maps)

Nassau Legislature Reaches Agreement On Tax Refunds

After a year of disagreement, Democratic and Republican Legislators in Nassau County have come to a deal on $95 million in property tax refunds.

06/25/2013

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