tax laws

Best (and Worst) States To Be a Taxpayer

The tax burden the average American pays varies tremendously and much depends on where you live, according to a study that ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Will You Get Audited This Year?

Claiming an excessive amount for charitable donations and forgetting to include a form are among the most common reasons for audits.

Are You Paying the iTunes Tax?

Nearly half of U.S. states charge sales tax on digital goods: If you live in one of them, you may be paying more for everything from downloaded music to streaming video.

8 States Making Tax Changes: Some Painful, Some Pleasant

As you prepare your tax returns for 2012, be warned: A number of states have made or are considering big changes to their state income taxes. With some of those changes already having taken effect, you need to know whether you're in the line of fire -- or in line for a tax break.