Stories by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Caterpillar defends tax strategy

WASHINGTON - Caterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes.
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

55 tax breaks to expire at year end

WASHINGTON - In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty - once again - for millions of individuals and ...
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Treasury loosen rules on health spending accounts

Wor­kers who take advantage of special tax-free accounts to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses could soon be allowed to carry over up to $500 from one year to the next.
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

CEOs call for raising retirement age to 70

An influential group of business CEOs is pushing a plan to gradually increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the health insurance ...
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

Social Security increase not expected

The government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through another year without an increase in their monthly benefits.
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010

Tax preparers to face new regulation, IRS scrutiny

WASHINGTON - The IRS plans to require tax preparers to pass a test and register with the government to better police a largely unregulated industry used by most taxpayers.
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
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