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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Dec 06 2017

My taxes probably are going up. Are yours?

NEW YORK No matter what version of the U.S. tax overhaul being considered by Congress becomes law, it looks like I am going to be paying more in taxes next year.

Nov 30 2017

New U.S. tax law could curb charitable donations

NEW YORK New tax laws could strip away one of the key motivators of year-end giving in the United States - the right to take a tax deduction for the amount you give to qualified charities if you itemize your taxes.

Nov 22 2017

Your Money: Uncertain future for those counting on medical deductions

NEW YORK At a retirement community near Chicago, Jay Schachner and his friends are nervously awaiting the fate of their medical expenses amid U.S. tax overhaul.

Nov 14 2017

Your Money: Minimal relief from prospective death of the dreaded AMT

NEW YORK The alternative minimum tax is on the chopping block in the tax overhaul plans of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. But its elimination would not bring much relief to the 4.7 million or so taxpayers who get socked with it.

Nov 10 2017

Is tax reform the final straw for alimony?

(This version of the Nov 9 story removes certified financial planner from Armstrong's credentials in the 17th paragraph. He is not a registered CFP.)

Nov 06 2017

Your Money: Splitting retirement accounts is tricky for DIY divorce

NEW YORK If you are trying to have a low-cost, do-it-yourself divorce, it may seem reasonable to just split up the retirement assets and each go your separate ways.

Oct 24 2017

Old-fashioned retirement advice still works

NEW YORK What is the best way to boost savings in workplace retirement plans?

Oct 11 2017

Skip the health insurance tax question? Not so fast

NEW YORK With the fate of the Affordable Care Act up in the air after President Donald Trump took office in January, some taxpayers skipped a question on their 2016 returns that asked them to certify whether they had health insurance.

Oct 04 2017

U.S. employers make big push for telehealth

NEW YORK As Hurricane Irma lashed Orlando, Florida, last month, Amanda Leite needed a doctor for her 4-year-old daughter, who had a fever.

Sep 26 2017

Your Money: Tips from financial advisers on making car deals

NEW YORKPeople hate buying cars, because they think the seller will take advantage of them.

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