By Jennifer Merritt
No matter how you feel about taxes, for the most part, they impact nearly every corner of our lives. And every day, it seems, there’s a new twist – a policy change, a local levy, a new retirement saving strategy – that could affect how much we pay today and in the future. Sorting through it all takes an expert – or, perhaps, more than one.
That’s where we come in. The Tax Blog brings together Dow Jones’s team of award-winning tax journalists from The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, MarketWatch and Dow Jones Newswires to examine the tax issues, changes and legislation that affect families, investors and small business owners.
Our contributors include Tax Report columnist Laura Saunders (WSJ), Bill “The Tax Guy” Bischoff (SmartMoney.com), wealth management writer Arden Dale and personal finance reporter Jillian Mincer (Dow Jones Newswires). As news breaks, we’ll have posts from other reporters in the Dow Jones family as well as guest columnists and tax professionals who can weigh in swiftly and offer insights. There’s nothing in the financial world that taxes don’t touch, and there’s nothing in the financial world that Dow Jones doesn’t cover.
These experts will provide the latest news and insight, mine the tax code for tips and loopholes, and answer your questions about tricky tax situations. We hope you’ll offer your own insights and comments–and join other readers in what we hope will be a lively and robust community of the tax-obsessed.