The Color of Money / Home & Consumer

Color of Money: A scam that could tax you dearly

WASHINGTON -- Imagine your caller ID indicates the Internal Revenue Service is on the line.

You think, "I better answer this call." You are told that you owe a large tax bill and will need to immediately wire money to avoid serious consequences. ...

Color of Money: A boss with one taxing challenge

WASHINGTON -- John Koskinen could be relaxing in retirement, spending time with his four grandchildren.

Instead, he decided to take on the task of running an agency that is both feared and attacked.

As the 48th commissioner of the Internal ...

Color of Money: Is that tax break worth it?

WASHINGTON -- Two questions left over from a recent chat got me thinking again about people's fixation with the home mortgage deduction.

Understandably, around tax time, people wonder if they're getting all the deductions and credits they are ...

Color of Money: The talk a parent needs to have

WASHINGTON -- As parents, we care for our children until they can fend for themselves. Then one day, the roles are reversed. Our kids become the caretakers.

Perhaps you won't need assistance in your senior years. You would be one of the lucky ...