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    Strategies arise to take advantage of new IRS after-tax rollover

    Though after-tax dollars in a 401(k) can now be rolled into a Roth IRA, few employers accept such contributions.

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    Global consumer confidence soars

    Plus: Credit Suisse exits the commodities trading business, Allianz stands by Bill Gross, silver has a golden summer run, three taxes we can all dislike together, and don't let tourist scams rain on your vacation

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    Advisers embrace liquid alts to navigate Fed policy

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Advisers go liquid to navigate Yellen Fed policy. Plus: Global stocks are loving the Fed's latest non-move, energy stocks ride high on the unrest in Iraq, an IRS excuse that the IRS would never accept from you, and political correctness has the Washington Redskins ...

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    When searching for investment advice, consumers are drawn to the alphabet soup of credentials

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Consumers drawn by alphabet soup of adviser credentials. Plus: Job cuts continue at Barclays, pushing for nationwide fracking, a big retirement risk, commodity hedge funds take a beating, and another smidgen of bad news for the IRS.

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    Barclays looks like the latest bank to back away from commodities trading

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Barclays backing away from commodities. Plus: Goldman hangs tough in the commodity-trading arena, getting esoteric with income investing, riding on an M&A high, and IRS bonuses whether you've paid your taxes or not

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    IRS eases retirement loan procedures for Sandy victims

    People affected by Hurricane Sandy, or their close relatives, can tap qualified retirement plans without having to follow certain procedures for hardship withdrawals, the Internal Revenue Service said.

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    Social Security's coming crisis quantified: $20.5 trillion

    The $20.5 trillion fiscal gap separating Social Security's liabilities and assets -- its unfunded liability -- is enormous; it is 1.4 times U.S. gross domestic product and 34 times annual Social Security taxes.

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    Recession reduced wealthy's income while raising tax rate

    A CBO report has found that the before-tax income of top earners fell by 36.3% between 2007 to 2009 while their tax rate rose

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    Couple who donated home for firefighters feeling burned by IRS

    A Virginia couple who donated their house to local firefighters for a training exercise can't deduct the property's value from their federal income taxes, a divided U.S. Tax Court has ruled

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    Freeing some seniors from required IRA distributions is worth the cost: J. Mark Iwry

    Worth the cost? Proposal would exempt from required IRA distributions seniors with less than $75,000 in retirement assets

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    CPAs seek estate tax certainty from Congress

    CPAs say uncertainty impedes proper estate planning, places undue burden on taxpayers

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    U.S. Senate's Baucus sees opportunity to reshape tax code

    'Out of control' tax code needs to be updated for this century: Senator Max Baucus

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    Don't suffer an IRA tax faceplant

    Mistakes with retirement account taxes are common with IRS rules so complex

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    Death and taxes collide as fatal crashes mount on IRS filing day

    Deaths from traffic accidents around April 15, traditionally the last day to file individual income taxes in the U.S., rose 6% on average on each of the last 30 years of tax filing days compared with a day during the week prior and a week later.

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    Republican tax break pruning complicates extensions outlook

    Debate continues over more than $30 billion in so-called tax extenders, such as the research and development tax credit and the ability for financial services companies to defer taxation on income earned outside the U.S.