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William Preus of St. Petersburg, Fla. was covered by the health overhaul for part of last year before transitioning to Medicare, creating a major tax headache for him. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
William Preus of St. Petersburg, Fla. was covered by the health overhaul for part of last year before transitioning to Medicare, creating a major tax headache for him. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
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Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from federal health law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

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Bill would put Christie’s tax incentives under microscope

Details of business tax incentives like the $5 billion handed out under Gov. Chris Christie would have to be more extensively disclosed under a bill moving in the Legislature.

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Gov. Chris Christie holding a Town Hall session in Fair Lawn, Wednesday,(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Gov. Chris Christie holding a Town Hall session in Fair Lawn, Wednesday,(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie warns pension fund ruling could force tax hike

The potential presidential contender kicked off his 129th town hall event Wednesday speaking about his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Most Americans, according to a new poll, support President Barack Obama's proposal to raise investment taxes on high-income families. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
Most Americans, according to a new poll, support President Barack Obama's proposal to raise investment taxes on high-income families. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
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Raising taxes on the wealthy favored in national poll

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The rich aren't taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they're too high as well.

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President Barack Obama speaking at Pellissippi State Community College, in Knoxville, Tenn. Jan. 9. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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Obama’s tax proposals get cool reception from GOP lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama's pitch for tax increases on the wealthiest Americans.

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington DC. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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House nearing vote on 1-year package of tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Struggling to reach a long-term agreement, House Republicans are weighing a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

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A jar of biodiesel fuel sits on display during the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association meeting in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
A jar of biodiesel fuel sits on display during the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association meeting in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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Obama veto threat shelves bill extending business tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.

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Powerball Jackpot Reaches A Record $550 Million
Powerball jackpot reaches a record $550 Million in 2012 (Scott Olson, Getty Images)
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NJ senator defends lottery tax bill

Two New Jersey lawmakers are under fire for sponsoring legislation that would create a new tax on lottery winnings.  

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Report: Cell phone bills weighed down by taxes, fees

Ever take a good, in-depth look at your monthly cell phone bill? If the answer is no, keep it that way and save yourself the frustration.

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High taxes affecting NJ’s business climate, says expert

For years, lawmakers have been discussing and working on improving the business climate in New Jersey, but has it really made much of a difference?

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