The Highs and Lows of Unemployment [Interactive]

With just two more job reports remaining before the 2012 election and the job report for September set to be released the end of next week, politicians and registered voters are anxiously waiting to see if the unemployment rate went up or down. Check out our interactive which shows the highs and lows of unemployment across U.S. cities. How does your city compare? Full story

Get Organized for Fall and Save on Your Taxes

Get Organized for Fall and Save on Your Taxes

Fall is here and the leaves are beginning to turn from green to red and yellow. That means it’s time to break out your fall wardrobe of sweaters and jackets. But before you put away the summer clothes, take a long hard look at your closet. Don’t pack them away for next spring, give them to charity now. That way someone else will enjoy them and you’ll get a big fat tax deduction for 2012. Full story

A Stream of Revenue: A Breakdown of Sources of Personal Income [Interactive]

With the election coming, the latest news these days is all about tax rates, taxes collected, and sources of income. Your tax rate can be impacted not only by how much you make, but also the sources of income. For instance, wages, business income, and investments are taxed at different rates. Do you know the different sources of income? Check out our interactive to see where taxpayers’ personal income comes from by income level. Full story

How Do Property Taxes on Second Homes Work?

How Do Property Taxes on Second Homes Work?

The deadline to appeal property taxes is in September in many areas. With the decline in property values, it may be worth appealing your property tax value to make sure you are paying the correct property tax amount. You may be able to save money. Column Five’s, Josh Ritchie gives us details on how frequency of use of second properties may impact how you report property taxes.

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