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Does It Still Make Sense to Itemize Deductions? Feb. 27, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: With the April 15th tax deadline coming up quickly, I'm getting questions from readers... Read More

Alimony and Utilities Mar. 21, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Could you comment on the changes in tax law that affect alimony payments? As a soon-... Read More

A Puny Tax Reform Built on Broken Promises Dec. 21, 2017

Steve Chapman

Modern politics is a steady process of lowering standards, eroding norms and peddling fictions. The ... Read More

Simpler Tax Simplification Nov. 08, 2017

John Stossel

As you read this, President Trump's tax plan is being debated. Congress will change it. Where this e... Read More

From Real Estate to the Presidency and Back Nov. 07, 2017

Froma Harrop

In Hawaii, "aloha" also means "goodbye." President Trump could not have missed the less-than-enthusi... Read More

Cutting SALT From the Federal Tax Diet Oct. 19, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

In the quest for a better tax code, it shouldn't be difficult to agree that a tax deduction that mos... Read More

Taxing Dollars Already Taxed by States Will Not Happen Oct. 03, 2017

Froma Harrop

Nice try, Republicans. You'd like to end the federal deduction for state and local taxes. That would... Read More

Can the 'Big Six' Keep Tax Reform From Being Deep-Sixed? Sep. 28, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

This week, the so-called "Big Six" Republican tax leaders unveiled more of their plan to reform the ... Read More

Blame the Spendaholics, Not Tax Reformers Apr. 26, 2017

Betsy McCaughey

If you live in tax hell — New York, Illinois, California, New Jersey or Connecticut — pa... Read More

Size of State Governments Not Washington's Business Mar. 11, 2014

Froma Harrop

We who applaud the boldness of Rep. Dave Camp's tax reform plan need not like everything in it. The ... Read More

Get Paid to Donate Your Stuff Feb. 27, 2014

Everyday Cheapskate

Get Paid to Donate Your Stuff If you itemize your tax return, you probably know that you are allowe... Read More