Money Magazine Blog Highlights Tax Foundation Map on Top Effective Marginal Tax Rates Under House Health Care Surtax

November 17, 2009

"More Money Tuesday roundup: Health-reform taxes & gift-card fees"

By Ana Patricia Ferrey

Personal finance from around the Web Tuesday:

  • The Federal Reserve is proposing new rules to protect gift card consumers from exorbitant fees and and expiration dates. While the exact date these new rules will go into effect remains unknown, it most likely won't be until next summer - after the upcoming gift-card season. [Federal Reserve, Bucks]
  • Online microlending has been all the rave in recent years. One of the most popular is Kiva, which allows you to make loans to low-income entrepreneurs in developing countries. But it is no longer practical for it to be true "person-to-person lending." [My Money Blog]
  • With the passing of the health care reform bill comes the passing of a 5.4 % surtax aimed at high-income tax returns. The Tax Foundation has created a map that shows the top tax rates in different states under the new plan. [Tax Policy Blog]

 [Read the full article here.]

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