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  1. Owe Taxes? You Could Lose Your Passport

    A rule slipped into a transportation bill allows the U.S. government to revoke your passport if your tax debt exceeds $5 ...
  2. Taking a Look at Tax Havens

    These tax-free zones might sound appealing, but the consequences often aren't.
  3. The Top 10 European Tax Havens

    While the popular stereotype of a tax haven is a Caribbean island, these countries in Europe serve as attractive places for ...
  4. Tax Haven Vs. Tax Shelters: Is There a Difference?

    Learn about the difference between tax havens and tax shelters, and how both are used to reduce tax liability or avoid paying ...
  5. Simple Last-Minute Tax Tips

    A little preparation and organization can take the stress out of last-minute tax filing.
  6. Get a 6-Month Tax Extension

    Discover how to get some extra time from the IRS, without paying a hefty penalty for the privilege.
  7. Tax Breaks for People Over 50

    If you’re over 50 you have some tax advantages that your younger counterparts do not. Don’t submit your taxes without first ...
  8. Top 6 Strategies to Protect Your Income from Taxes

    Taxes are difficult to avoid, but there are many strategies you can find to help ward them off a bit. Here are a handful ...
  9. Top 5 Ways to Reduce Your Taxable Income

    Reducing your taxable income is a great way to save money on the taxes you owe. Here are five ways to do it.
  10. Ten Things That You Might Not Know Are Taxable

    When you file your taxes this year make sure that you have claimed all taxable income. Here are ten things that you might ...
  11. Earnings Stripping: Know This Corporate Tax Dodge

    How U.S. corporations take advantage of a legal loophole to avoid paying tax, depriving the U.S. Treasury (and ultimately, ...
  12. 3 Tax Implications of Dividend Stocks

    Dividend paying companies are attractive in a low interest rate environment, but income seeking investors have to be careful ...
  13. How Restricted Stock and RSUs Are Taxed

    This form of executive compensation limits how these stocks can be sold. Find out more here.
  14. Estimated Tax Deadlines for 2016

    If you run a business or have investment income, pay attention to this year's estimated tax deadlines. Here are the details, ...
  15. Is Your Online Tax-Prep Service Secure?

    News that even IRS-approved online tax-prep companies can fail a cybersecurity test is worrying. Here are steps to keep your ...
  16. How to Find the Best Tax Preparer for You

    A tax pro can not only minimize the taxes you pay on tax day but may be able to help with other tax matters. Here's how to ...
  17. How to Use the IRS Website

    The IRS website is vast, but it offers plenty of easy-to-understand information even if you’re not a tax attorney. Here’s ...
  18. Obama's Proposal Aims to Cut Tax Incentives for the Wealthy

    President Obama has unveiled plans to increase taxes for the wealthy. Retirement income and capital gains are two key areas ...
  19. Is Multinational Tax Avoidance at an End?

    Are governments doing enough to end corporate tax avoidance?
  20. 5 Economic Changes to Expect if a Republican Wins in 2016

    Discover the five most likely economic changes the United States can expect if a Republican wins the presidential election ...
  21. 10 Best States for Property Taxes in 2016

    Whether you are thinking of moving or just curious to see whether your state is in the top 10, these rankings are eye-opening.
  22. S Corp. Vs. LLC: Which Should I Choose?

    Understand the major distinctions between an S corporation and an LLC, and the important factors to consider when choosing ...
  23. How Will Raising Taxes on the 1% Make a Difference?

    What would happen if taxes were raised (even by a small degree) on the highest earners?
  24. Capital Gains Tax 101

    Find out how taxes are applied to your investment returns and how you can reduce your tax burden.
  25. How the New Tax Bill Affects Your Taxes

    Highlights of the new fiscal bill for individuals, business owners, investors. Note the December 31, 2015, deadline for Qualified ...
  26. 5 Taxes Americans Hate the Most

    There’s not much that unites Americans like their hatred of taxes. Here's a list of taxes we dislike the most.
  27. How To Deduct Your Job Search Expenses

    With approximately 12 million Americans out of a job right now, many people are spending significant dollars to be noticed ...
  28. Pros and Cons of an Internet Sales Tax

    Learn about the pros and cons of a nationwide Internet sales tax and the different bills that have been proposed to establish ...
  29. How to Cut Your Alternative Minimum Tax

    Should you worry about the AMT? Even if you're subject to it, there are exemptions and strategies for reducing your tax bill.
  30. How To Prevent A Tax Hit When Selling A Rental Property

    Rental property ownership has its benefits but when selling you can face a big tax hit. Thankfully there are ways to reduce ...
  31. How Soda Taxes Will Affect PepsiCo and Coca-Cola (KO, PEP)

    Discover how a soda tax could affect the Coca-Cola Company and Pepsico, Inc., and see how both companies have expanded their ...
  32. Estate Taxes: How to Calculate Them

    Estate planning can be unpleasant, but in order to get the full benefit of what you've inherited, it’s important to be prepared ...
  33. How to Obtain Your Federal Business Tax ID

    Learn how an eligible business obtains a federal tax identification number or employer identification number from the IRS ...
  34. Best Tax Preparation Software for Small Business

    Each of these tax preparation packages has its fans and its detractors. Here's what TurboTax, H&R Block and TaxAct have ...
  35. The New Tax-Free Savings Accounts for the Disabled

    Due to the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, many people with disabilities will have an easier time financing ...
  36. Use Tax Vs. Internet Sales Tax: How Are They Different?

    Learn about the differences between a use tax and an Internet sales tax. Find out about transactions in which the taxes apply, ...
  37. Estate Taxes: Who Pays What? And How Much?

    Inheritance taxes can be tricky. Most people have to deal with them at a very inconvenient time. It's better to learn the ...
  38. 5 Little Known Ways to Reduce Small Business Taxes

    Taxes take a big bite out of the income of a small business. Here are 5 little known ways to reduce your small business taxes ...
  39. The Court Cases That Have Shaped US Sales Tax Law: How They Apply Today

    Explore two Supreme Court cases that established legal precedent for the treatment and apportionment of sales taxes at the ...
  40. Best 3 Online Auto Loan Calculators that Include Tax

    Learn where you can find the best auto loan calculators online that include sales tax, and understand the different features ...
  41. Revisiting the Internet Sales Tax Bill: 2013 Vs. 2015

    Learn about the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015 being reviewed by congress and the differences between it and the 2013 Marketplace ...
  42. 5 States Without Sales Tax

    Learn about the five states that do not charge sales taxes and about other taxes the states levy instead in order to generate ...
  43. Internet Sales Tax Vs. Brick & Mortar Sales Tax

    Learn about the differences between sales taxes and Internet sales taxes, and the goods and services that typically incur ...
  44. How an Internet Sales Tax Will Affect Your Small Business

    Learn about how the Marketplace Fairness Act may impact small business owners should it pass in the House and what the act ...
  45. Internet Sales Tax's Effect on Interstate Commerce

    Find out how a national Internet sales tax could affect interstate commerce, and why some bigger online retailers are lobbying ...
  46. 10 Money-Saving Year-End Tax Tips

    Getting organized well before the deadline will curb your frustration and your tax liability.
  47. How Federal and State Tax Brackets Work

    Understanding how federal and state tax brackets work is important for tax planning – and for making sense of the political ...
  48. Keep These Receipts to Save Big Money at Tax Time

    Don't wait to April 13th to set up a smart receipt-filing system. These 7 categories could save you some significant money.
  49. Bringing Over $10K to the Philippines? Not So Fast

    There are many reasons why you might need to go to the Philippines with more than $10,000. If you do, follow these guidelines ...
  50. Tax Documents You Should Always Keep

    It's tempting to ditch them. But make a practice of this very specific group of tax papers. It can save headaches and pay ...
  51. Payroll Taxes: Where They Actually Go

    Here's what gets deducted from your pay, what your employer pays and where your payroll taxes actually end up.
  52. 7 Small Business Tax Tips & Strategies to Know

    Use these techniques to make your business stand out from the pack and thrive.
  53. Uber — Safer Than a Regular Taxi?

    In some ways, the Uber app ensures a safer ride for passengers, but in certain cities, Uber's standards are lower than those ...
  54. Taxes in New York for Small Business: The Basics

    Learn how small businesses are taxed in New York, and understand how tax rates vary based on whether the business is an S ...
  55. 12 Reasons IRS Refunds Are Delayed

    A tax refund can be a nice post-tax reward, but if it's taking too long to arrive, here are the most likely reasons for the ...
  56. How American Expats Are Taxed

    Learn what tax forms American expats are required to file, what tax breaks and deductions are available, and what potential ...
  57. Carried Interest: A Loophole in America’s Tax Code

    With income inequality becoming an increasingly apparent problem in the U.S., it is time to start removing tax loopholes ...
  58. Taxes in California for Small Business: The Basics

    Understand the tax implications of running a small business in California, and learn which state taxes apply based on business ...
  59. How Donor-Advised Funds Can Help Cut Taxes

    There are many ways to reduce taxes, but a donor-advised fund might be one strategy you haven’t considered. Here's why you ...
  60. The 7 Best States For Property Taxes, and Why

    Understand why some states have high property taxes while others have low property taxes. Learn about the states with the ...
  61. 8 States With Estate Taxes

    Understand the difference between the federal estate tax and state-specific estate taxes. Learn about some of the worst states ...
  62. Taxes in Oregon for Small Business: The Basics

    Learn the tax laws for small businesses in Oregon, and understand the different types of taxes small business owners face ...
  63. Comparing Long-Term vs. Short-Term Capital Gain Tax Rates

    Learn about the difference between short- and long-term capital gains and how the duration of your investment can impact ...
  64. Taxes in Texas for Small Business: The Basics

    Learn the tax implications for small businesses in Texas, and discover how different types of small businesses, such as LLCs ...
  65. Ways to Invest in Uber before It Goes Public (TAXI)

    A review of different strategies to profit off the success or failure of ride-sharing giant Uber before its IPO.
  66. 2 Ways Hedge Funds Avoid Paying Taxes

    Learn about two strategies hedge funds use to minimize their tax liabilities. Read why some hedge funds are in the reinsurance ...
  67. Taxes in Florida for Small Businesses: The Basics

    Learn why Florida's tax laws make it an attractive place to start a small business, and understand the types of taxes a small ...
  68. The Top 10 Caribbean Tax Havens

    Discover relevant tax policy information about the top 10 tax havens located in the Caribbean, including the Cayman Islands ...
  69. 5 Ways to Reduce Your Taxes After a Windfall Gain

    Windfall income is a welcome padding to any bank account, but plan for the government's share before you start spending.
  70. Here's How to Deduct Your Stock Losses From Your Tax Bill

    Learn the proper procedure for deducting stock investing losses, and get some tips on how to strategically take losses to ...
  71. 7 Ways to Create a Tax-Efficient Portfolio

    Taxes may be a necessary evil, but that doesn't mean they can't be reduced. Here's a host of smart moves today's investors ...
  72. START-UP NY: How a Tax-Free Zone Would Work

    START-UP NY is an initiative designed to attract companies to New York State by giving them 10 years of tax breaks. Sounds ...
  73. How Shackling Offshore Banks Will Impact You

    FATCA regulations have cast a wide net on offshore banking activities, and many innocent account holders might get caught ...
  74. How to Tax The Cloud: An Economic and Legal Riddle

    Various states have been trying to figure out how to tax cloud-based services, but they just might be opening an economic ...
  75. Tax-Efficient Strategies For International Clients

    In a globalized world, international clients seek to diversify holdings by accessing U.S. markets. Creative strategies will ...
  76. How Does a Tax-Free Exchange Work?

    In regards to the sale of property, particularly in real estate, a 1031 exchange is increasingly being recognized for its ...
  77. Tax Evasion Plagues Greece

    Contrary to what some may think, Greece’s debt problems are not due to extravagant spending by the government, but to insufficient ...
  78. Understanding How Dividends Are Taxed

    Learn how dividends are taxed by the IRS, and understand the different types of dividend income as well as the capital gains ...
  79. How Long Bankruptcy Will Affect You

    How long will the sad chapter of bankruptcy impact the rest of your life?
  80. The Purpose of IRS Form 990

    Want a picture of an organization's activities? This annual form, open to the public, sums up everything from salaries paid ...
  81. The Purpose of IRS Form 1023

    To be treated as a tax-exempt organization, start by filling out this form.
  82. The Purpose of IRS Form 8949

    Selling a painting or that lake property? Disposing of your fossil fuel stocks? You need to know about this IRS form.
  83. A Look at the Cost and Tax Treatment of College

    Is there more we can do to improve the affordability of post-secondary education? We take a look at how students and colleges ...
  84. What's Wrong with the American Tax System

    American's are highly taxed and we still run a deficit. We explain why.
  85. The Purpose of IRS Form 2848

    It's a power of attorney tax form and here's what it can, and cannot, do.
  86. The Purpose of IRS Form 5498

    If you have an IRA, you'll be getting this form. Here's the useful information it contains.
  87. How to Minimize Taxes on Severance Pay

    A look at the top ways to lessen the tax burden on severance pay.
  88. The Purpose of IRS Form 1040

    Most U.S. taxpayers will be familiar with the 1040. By the end of filling it out, you'll know how much tax you owe, or what ...
  89. The Benefits Of Corporate Inversion

    Many U.S. companies have found it advantageous to relocate their headquarters rather than face the highest corporate tax ...
  90. Are You Paying Too Much in Taxes?

    Overpaying taxes amounts to an interest-free loan to the government. Here are some ways to avoid that scenario.
  91. How Private Equity and Hedge Funds are Taxed

    Private equity and hedge funds offer an appealing tax structure for those who can afford to invest in them. Here's why.
  92. How Inheritances Are Taxed

    The tax implications of an inheritance can be complex. Here's what beneficiaries need to know.
  93. Is Uber The Future Of The Taxi Industry?

    More specifically, can the taxi industry survive the growth of Uber?
  94. A Guide to Taxes and Reverse Mortgages

    It pays to know the tax benefits from getting a reverse mortgage. Two major considerations: Are the proceeds taxable and ...
  95. 6 Reasons to Use Household Help Agencies

    It's not just because they find you well-qualified workers. Agencies spare you the paperwork and taxes required when you ...
  96. 8 Things To Know Before Hiring Household Help

    Here's how to avoid the legal, tax and trust issues that can trap you when you become an employer.
  97. Understanding Tax Rules For Household Help

    Hiring household workers can be a complicated process. Know what the government requires so you can prevent penalties and ...
  98. Corporate Inversion: How It Works

    Large corporations are making all kinds of moves to decrease expenses and increase profits in an increasingly competitive ...
  99. IRS Refund Lost? Here's What to Do

    Don't panic. There are a number of reasons your refund might be delayed – and solutions for each.
  100. Will Uber Replace Airport Taxis?

    Is Uber ready to move into airport cab service or is it too soon? The company is burning investor cash at astronomical rates, ...
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