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  1. 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 ...
  2. Tax Breaks for Second-Home Owners

    Owning a second home is a great investment for a variety of reasons, but you need to know the tax implications of multi-home ...
  3. What It Costs to Hire an Accountant in 2016

    Various factors affect how much accountants charge clients each year, including the complexity of the accounting tasks and ...
  4. How Restricted Stock and RSUs Are Taxed

    This form of executive compensation limits how these stocks can be sold. Find out more here.
  5. How to Optimize Taxable Portfolios in Bear Markets

    A bear market presents an opportunity for financial advisors to optimize clients' taxable portfolios.
  6. Before You Visit Your Tax Preparer: Do This

    The earlier you start preparing your tax records and documents, the more likely you are to have a smooth tax return experience ...
  7. Confused About 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, ...
  8. Don't Have Your ID Stolen This Tax Season

    How to protect against tax-related identify theft – and what to do if it happens.
  9. Free 2016 Tax Preparation! Top Online Services

    A place that fills out and files your taxes free of charge? It's no myth, as long as you have a simple return. Read on to ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. The Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    The receipts you cram into your wallet could be replaced with cash come tax season.
  12. Top Tax Planning Tips for Volatile Markets

    Volatile markets provide several ways to lower tax bills ... if you play your cards right.
  13. Match Your Tax Preparer to Your Tax Picture

    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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 2 Tech Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (IMOS, BCOR)

    Consider technology sector stocks as interest rates rise, since they typically have low debt loads. Find bargains among stocks ...
  16. How to File Your Child's First Income Tax Return

    Use this quick parental guide to help your child learn the tax filing process and establish good habits.
  17. Will the Wealthy See a Tax Incentive Cut?

    President Obama has unveiled plans to increase taxes for the wealthy. Retirement income and capital gains are two key areas ...
  18. Colorado's Retail Pot Use Increases State Revenue

    Colorado State revenue from marijuana sales have grown by over 75%, and most of that increase is due to sales for recreational ...
  19. Maximize the Tax Benefit from Your Annuity

    Understand how nonqualified annuities are taxed during your lifetime, and how they are taxed when passed on to your beneficiaries.
  20. How Does Neighborly Work and Make Money?

    Neighborly democratizes finance, enabling investments in municipal bonds that impact local communities.
  21. Is Multinational Tax Avoidance at an End?

    Are governments doing enough to end corporate tax avoidance?
  22. Profit from Art with a Charitable Remainder Trust

    With a CRUT, art collectors can avoid capital gains taxes on the sale of art– while also leaving their favorite charity a ...
  23. What Baby Boomers Need to Know About IRA RMDs

    Mandatory minimum distributions from traditional IRAs and qualified plans cannot be avoided. But there are several ways to ...
  24. Hillary Clinton's Liberal Orthodoxy

    Clinton's economic agenda laid out in July is divided into three broad groups: strong growth, fair growth and long-term growth. ...
  25. Bernie Sanders: Socialist or Liberal?

    Sanders' pitch centers on economic inequality in the U.S., which is both more severe than it is in other developed countries ...
  26. Why People Renounce Their U.S Citizenship

    This year, the highest number of Americans ever took the irrevocable step of giving up their citizenship. Here's why.
  27. The Top 4 Income Investments for Retirees in 2016

    These four investment types should mitigate risk in 2016 for retirees seeking income.
  28. Obama Floats $10 a Barrel Oil Tax

    President Obama intends to propose a $10 a barrel tax on oil; consumers might have to cough up 25 cents more per gallon.
  29. Taxes: H&R Block vs. TurboTax vs. Jackson Hewitt

    There are more and more tax services to help ease the pain of filing income taxes. Here's our take on three of the biggest.
  30. Retirement Plan Tax Prep Checklist

    Here's a list of items you need to have in order by tax time, including paying attention to those pesky required minimum ...
  31. The (Expected) Market Impact of the 2016 Election

    With primary season upon us, investor attention is beginning to turn to the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
  32. Jan. 31 is Sunday: Almost No Time to Duck Obamacare Penalty

    If you don't have health insurance, act NOW or you could owe penalties on your 2016 taxes, in addition to this year's.
  33. 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 ...
  34. University Donations: Which Schools Got the Most

    A closer look at the staggering $40.3 billion donated to colleges and universities in 2015.
  35. How Billionaires Around the Globe Give Back

    This list of foreign billionaire philanthropists is robust. Here's a list of rich entrepreneurs around the globe who have ...
  36. Is This the Most Important Retirement Investment?

    Giving back in retirement is an oft-ignored but important investment. Giving charitably can be a force for happiness for ...
  37. 5 Economic Changes to Expect if a Democrat Wins in 2016

    Discover the potential economic effects of a Democratic White House win in 2016, including higher taxes for the wealthy and ...
  38. 6 Personal Finance Tips to Start 2016

    The new year is an excellent opportunity to review your personal financial plan and take steps to get on track to meet your ...
  39. Tax Time is Coming; Don't Be Caught Off Guard

    It's time to think about tax returns again. The good news is that the regulations in 2016 have not changed dramatically from ...
  40. The Impact of 2015 Tax Extender Bill on Savers

    The passage of the PATH legislation at the end of 2015 gives advisors more clarity on how to help clients with tax and financial ...
  41. 5 Toronto Startups That Emerged This Century

    Learn how Toronto has built a fertile climate for startups, and identify some of the top companies to emerge from the city's ...
  42. 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.
  43. Powerball Mania: Take the Annuity?

    Should you win the lottery, you need to decide how to accept your winnings: lump sum or annuity payouts. Here's how to choose.
  44. How the New Allergan Plc Will Make Money

    Allergan plc is not only enormous, it's about to more than double in size. Here's why and how.
  45. Avoid the Social Security Tax Trap

    Government benefits can cost you big money! Know the income thresholds before you file.
  46. Understanding How Oil Companies Pay Taxes

    Read about how big oil corporations pay taxes, and learn about tax exemptions and the option to defer. Discover the argument ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Best 3 Mortgage Calculator Websites without PMI

    Discover the three best mortgage calculator websites online that do not require you to factor private mortgage insurance ...
  49. 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?
  50. Delaying Taking Social Security: What to Consider

    Ready to cash in on your retirement? Here's how waiting to take social security can save you money in taxes and other ways, ...
  51. 3 Reasons To Be Flexible When Investing For Retirement

    Retirement investing can't be something you set and forget. If you aren't flexible, you could end up with a savings shortfall, ...
  52. Make Employees Happier with This Simple Tip

    Offering socially responsible options is a good way to increase employees' sense of satisfaction, which can lead to improved ...
  53. Successful Entrepreneurs on the Worst Advice They've Received

    Here is some of the worst business advice that top entrepreneurs have received.
  54. Tax-Saving Advice for IRA Holders

    Be informed about benefits and deductions that may apply to you and avoid costly mistakes on your return.
  55. These IRA Contributions Will Cut Your 2015 Taxes

    No matter how you save for retirement, take advantage of the time between now and April 15, 2016, to add to your nest egg ...
  56. How to Avoid Violating Wash Sale Rules When Realizing Tax Losses

    How to avoid violating the IRS wash sale rules when realizing capital losses in your taxable investment account.
  57. The Top 5 Municipal Bond Funds for 2016

    Understand how the addition of municipal bond mutual funds can enhance a portfolio, and learn the top-rated municipal bond ...
  58. Estate Planning Checkup: When to Update your Estate Plan

    Estate planning is an important piece of an overall financial plan, but it can't be set and forgotten. Life events are going ...
  59. How Advisors Can Help Clients Avoid Tax Scams

    Here's how advisors and their clients can avoid falling prey to tax scams and cyber criminals.
  60. Writing Off the Expenses of Starting Your Own Business

    Learn how to navigate the complicated rules for writing off the expenses of starting your own business. It could save you ...
  61. Income Tax Brackets for 2015-2016

    Learn about the 2015-2016 tax brackets, how to calculate your marginal tax rate, the five types of filing status and how ...
  62. Tax-Free Income Funds You Should Shortlist (FKTFX, VLTCX)

    Looking for holdings for the fixed-income portion of your investment portfolio? These top tax-free income funds may fit the ...
  63. MLP Investors Hit with Surprise Tax Bill from IRAs

    Some taxpayers who invested in a MLP via their IRA received a nasty surprise when they were notified that they owe substantial ...
  64. 4 Unusual Ways to Boost Social Security Benefits

    Working the system to get the highest legal Social Security benefits just got harder. Two long-time benefits strategies expired ...
  65. Advisors: Don’t Overlook This Foreign Dividend Tax

    Paying income tax on income earned from foreign investments can be a tricky proposition. Here's what advisors and their clients ...
  66. 3 Tips to Get Started on Tax-Loss Harvesting

    It's tax-loss harvesting season. These three tips will help you reduce capital gains and pay less tax.
  67. Income Relating: Who Pays More for Medicare?

    You can retire, but you can never retire from income tax planning.
  68. 4 Reasons Estate Planning Is So Important

    Estate planning isn't fun, but without it, there can be devastating consequences.
  69. 10 Tips for Avoiding a Tax Audit

    To help you avoid a tax audit this year make sure you stay away from these ten red flags.
  70. Estate Planning Tips for Tax-Deferred Investments

    Bequeathing assets in tax-deferred investments can be tricky. Here are some of the pitfalls and how to avoid them.
  71. New Retirement Plan Limits for 2016

    Here's what the limits look like for 2016, compared to 2015 (the taxes you'll file in April).
  72. Capital Gains Tax 101

    Find out how taxes are applied to your investment returns and how you can reduce your tax burden.
  73. Why You Should Set Up a Charitable Trust Now

    Now may be the best time to set up a charitable trust. Here's why.
  74. Year-end Tax Planning Strategies You Need to Know

    With the end of year fast approaching it's time to think of ways to curb your tax expenses using different investment vehicles.
  75. 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 ...
  76. 10 States with Highest Income Taxes

    Find out who is actually paying the most state taxes as a percent of their income. California and New Jersey are not in the ...
  77. 5 Most Taxing Taxes for Americans

    There’s not much that unites Americans like their hatred of taxes. Here's a list of taxes we dislike the most.
  78. Retirement Planning for the Non-Employed Spouse

    A stay-at-home spouse probably racks up more hours working than any office jockey. Make sure he or she is set up to save ...
  79. Why Millennials Should Talk Philanthropy Soon

    Charitable giving can provide advisors planning opportunities with millennials. Here's why.
  80. Top Year-End Financial Planning Strategies

    Here are some top year-end financial planning strategies for financial advisors and their clients.
  81. How to Dodge Big Tax Hits on Your Portfolio

    An investment plan that helps clients minimize related tax hits adds even more value to an already well-thought out strategy. ...
  82. What New IRS Rules Will Do to Partnerships, LLCs

    The pending IRS rule changes for partnerships and LLCs could drastically curtail the way assets within them are valued and ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. A Look at the Pros and Cons of Muni Bonds

    Considering muni bonds? Here's a look at their pros and cons.
  86. 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.
  87. The Top 5 Municipal Bond ETFs for 2016

    Learn about exchange-traded funds that invest in municipal bonds issued by local U.S. municipalities with returns on bonds ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. How Soda Taxes Will Affect PepsiCo and Coca-Cola

    Discover how a soda tax could affect the Coca-Cola Company and Pepsico, Inc., and see how both companies have expanded their ...
  90. How to Reduce Real Estate Investment Taxes

    Real estate tax law is not the same for rental properties as it is for residences. These tips can help you pay less in taxes. ...
  91. How to Gift Your Way to Lower Estate Taxes

    Estate planning is not just for inheritance. High net-worth individuals, who plan properly, can gift their money and save ...
  92. 3 Little-Known Ways to Reduce Your Income Tax

    Looking to pay less income tax? Here are three lesser known ways to do so.
  93. How Much Will You Owe on Your Inheritance?

    Estate planning can be unpleasant, but in order to get the full benefit of what you've inherited, it’s important to be prepared ...
  94. Which Type of Organization Is Best For Your Business?

    Learn the differences between the types of business organizations so you can determine how to best structure your business ...
  95. State Taxes Retirees Should Know About

    State taxes plays a critical role in the quality of life of retirees. Here's what to consider.
  96. 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 ...
  97. These Are the 5 Financial Products/Services the Ultra-Rich Care About

    Learn about the financial products and services that wealthy individuals make use of to cater to their planning and wealth ...
  98. This Is How Property Taxes Are Calculated

    Understanding how property taxes work will ensure that you won't be overcharged.
  99. How Advisors Can Build a HNW Estate Planning Niche

    Here's how advisors can fill a void when it comes to serving the estate planning needs of high-net-worth individuals.
  100. 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, ...
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