Joan Pryde

Senior Tax Editor, the Kiplinger letters
Health Care Reform: 13 Tax Changes on the Way
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Health Care Reform: 13 Tax Changes on the Way

Here are 13 changes in the massive overhaul that could impact your tax bill, for better or worse.
February 6, 2012
New House Tax Chairman Levin Will Seek His Own Path
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New House Tax Chairman Levin Will Seek His Own Path

Speaker Nancy Pelosi may still run the show, but Sander Levin will wield more power over tax policy than did his predecessor on Ways and Means.
April 13, 2010
Sooner or Later, Big Tax Hikes Inevitable
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Sooner or Later, Big Tax Hikes Inevitable

It won't happen this year, not with elections coming up, but there's no other way to close the budget gap.
March 12, 2010
More Tax Breaks for Business Coming Soon
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More Tax Breaks for Business Coming Soon

One year after passage of an economic stimulus bill, Congress is planning to give the economy another boost with more tax cuts.
March 9, 2010
A Tax Win for Downsizing Firms
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A Tax Win for Downsizing Firms

Laid off workers also gain in a stunning district court decision.
March 9, 2010
Why Obama May Back Down On Tax Hikes for the Rich
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Why Obama May Back Down On Tax Hikes for the Rich

Congress may do what it does best -- postpone a tough decision until next year.
February 8, 2010
Congress Faces Taxing Challenges
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Congress Faces Taxing Challenges

The estate tax fumble may be a harbinger of a tough year for Congress on a slew of tax issues.
December 31, 2009
Health Bill Will Saddle Employers With Mountains of Paperwork
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Health Bill Will Saddle Employers With Mountains of Paperwork

Though details are still being worked out, it’s clear that the new health plan will mean a lot more administrative work -- as well as additional costs…
December 7, 2009
SBA to Stretch Definition Of “Small” Business
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SBA to Stretch Definition Of “Small” Business

Qualifying for Small Business Administration aid will soon be easier for thousands of companies.
November 20, 2009
Employers Seek Benefits In Cash Balance Pensions
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Employers Seek Benefits In Cash Balance Pensions

Much maligned a few years ago, cash balance plans now have a chance to be a useful cost-cutting tool for pension plan sponsors.
November 18, 2009
Tax Law Change Means Cash for Cos.
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Tax Law Change Means Cash for Cos.

It’s Christmas in November for money losing businesses, which will see cash in their stockings, thanks to a new law OK’d by Congress.
November 12, 2009
The Rush to Keep Seniors Happy
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The Rush to Keep Seniors Happy

Amid all the partisan rancor in Washington, Democrats and Republicans will manage to agree on at least one rather expensive piece of legislation this …
October 15, 2009
Boosting the Economy with a 'Stealth' Stimulus
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Boosting the Economy with a 'Stealth' Stimulus

Finally, health care reform is sharing the stage in Washington with another domestic issue: Economic stimulus legislation.
October 13, 2009
Excise Taxes: Is Sugar the New 'Sin'?
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Excise Taxes: Is Sugar the New 'Sin'?

Folks who represent the food and beverage industry are fighting an all-out war against a federal excise tax on sodas, fruit drinks, sports drinks and …
October 5, 2009
Baucus Bill: Employer Mandate in Sheep's Clothing
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Baucus Bill: Employer Mandate in Sheep's Clothing

A lot has been written about how Sen.
September 18, 2009
Retirement Savings Also on Obama's Agenda
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Retirement Savings Also on Obama's Agenda

What's next on President Obama's legislative agenda after health care reform?Financial Reform? Definitely. Energy? You bet.
September 16, 2009
Stashing Cash Abroad Just Got Riskier
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Stashing Cash Abroad Just Got Riskier

If the IRS has its way, the term "Swiss bank account" will soon lose its cache.For decades, the availability of foreign tax havens -- which allow U.S.…
September 13, 2009
Is Obama Heading for "Read My Lips II"?
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Is Obama Heading for "Read My Lips II"?

Is a campaign promise to avoid raising taxes going to sink this president? It wouldn't be the first time.As a candidate, Obama made the now-famous ple…
August 11, 2009
A Surtax on Upper Incomes? Don't Count It Out
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A Surtax on Upper Incomes? Don't Count It Out

But don't dismiss the surtax just yet: It's still a live option for lawmakers struggling to figure out how to pay for overhauling the health care syst…
July 29, 2009
A National Sales Tax to Pay for Health Care?
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A National Sales Tax to Pay for Health Care?

You're going to hear a lot in the coming weeks about passing a consumption tax to help foot the bill for health care reform.
July 1, 2009
Hold Fire on Obama's Offshore Tax Proposal
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Hold Fire on Obama's Offshore Tax Proposal

By proposing to rein in offshore tax havens, President Obama has the right idea for fixing a huge flaw in the way companies are taxed.But that's just …
May 6, 2009
A Small Business-Estate Tax Myth?
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A Small Business-Estate Tax Myth?

Many staunch estate tax opponents are already lobbying to nudge that $3.5 million a bit higher.
April 15, 2009
Not Another No-Go Tax Reform Effort
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Not Another No-Go Tax Reform Effort

Sigh.
March 31, 2009
Wanted: Nominees With Clean Tax Returns
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Wanted: Nominees With Clean Tax Returns

Incredibly, the list of Obama nominees with tax troubles keeps growing.
March 12, 2009
Tax Cuts: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
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Tax Cuts: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Plow through the 575-odd pages of tax provisions in the stimulus bill signed this week by President Obama, and Cosmo's declaration will keep…
February 19, 2009
Stimulus Home-Buying Break Flunks Fairness Test
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Stimulus Home-Buying Break Flunks Fairness Test

Congress has stirred up a hornet's nest with a minor provision tucked away in the massive economic stimulus package that's on track to be passed this …
February 3, 2009
Treasury to Seniors: Drop Dead
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Treasury to Seniors: Drop Dead

IRA owners must act quickly to take required 2008 payouts.
December 18, 2008