As Congress Debates Tax Increase, Wall Street StrategizesPlay
If lawmakers in Washington fail to reach an agreement on extending Bush-era tax cuts, Wall Street executives would have to pay higher taxes on big bonuses next year.
According to consultants, this has large banks considering moving up bonuses to this month instead of next year to save executives an additional $40,000 to $50,000 in taxes per $1 million bonus. We speak with Louise Story of the New York Times.
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This segment aired on December 6, 2010.