Taxes Articles

  1. Should The Economy Scare You?

    The media and government tell us what to believe about the economy, but what's really going on? The effect of U.S. debt, social security and class warfare is larger than you may realize.
  2. Top Estate Planning Tips For Same-Sex Couples

    Estate planning for same-sex couples requires extra effort and legal assistance.
  3. Countries With The Highest Taxes

    If you thought your taxes as an American were high, think again. Here's a list of the top five countries with the highest tax revenues as a percentage of GDP.
  4. 5 Steps To Forming A Tax-Exempt Nonprofit Corporation

    Before you tackle this challenge, know the challenges of forming and operating an official nonprofit organization.
  5. Unemployed? Stay Home And Do Some Financial Housecleaning

    These financial strategies will ensure that while you're unemployed you get your finances in order.
  6. 4 Taxes That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

    Americans have always had to pay taxes - it's how the country keeps running - but the continual addition of 'new taxes' is where it gets interesting.
  7. Estate Planning Law Changes You Need To Know

    When organizing your affairs, you'll need to be aware of tax rates and other regulations.
  8. Taxes: Who Pays And How Much?

    When it comes to taxes, the debate is endless on who pays what, especially in Congress. With no new initiatives in sight, let's take a look at who is paying now.
  9. Highest Corporate Taxes By Sector

    The amount a U.S. company pays in tax depends upon the sector it is in.
  10. How To Use The Dividend Capture Strategy

    Dividend capture strategies provide an alternative investment approach to income seeking investors.
  11. 10 Bank-Breaking Money Myths

    Just because a belief is common, doesn't mean that it's true. Here we separate fact from fiction.
  12. Buying Power Around The World

    It takes more than just exchange rates to explain the global differences in the price of many goods.
  13. Disclaiming Inherited Plan Assets

    There are some good reasons for choosing not to accept the funds, but be sure you follow the proper process.
  14. When You Should Change Your Withholding Tax

    When there are major changes in your life, you should adjust your withholding to ensure you aren't paying too much in taxes.
  15. Pros And Cons Of Offshore Investing

    Tax loopholes are shrinking, but there are still plenty of viable prospects. Get the big picture.
  16. 7 Reasons To Review Or Revise Your Will

    Drafting a will and locking it away for good could negatively affect your beneficiaries.
  17. Introduction To International REITs

    Avoid being left behind as REITs expand beyond U.S. borders.
  18. Choosing Between The Suburbs And The City

    The location in which you decide to live can deeply influence your well-being, so choose wisely!
  19. Retirement Savings: Tax-Deferred Or Tax-Exempt?

    There advantages and disadvantages to both types of savings accounts. Find out which one is right for you.
  20. Top 10 Features Of A Profitable Rental Property

    Find out what factors you should weigh when searching for income-producing real estate.
  21. What To Do If You Get Audited

    If you're in the minority of those that get audited, find out how to prepare and how to handle the process.
  22. The $100 Million House: What It Really Costs

    Billionaire Yuri Milner just broke the record for the highest priced sale of a single family home in America - but it's even more expensive that it sounds.
  23. 4 Ways To Minimize Estate Taxes

    These four strategies will ensure that most of your money goes to your loved ones, and not to the government.
  24. Is Your Small Business Really A Hobby?

    Make sure that your business follows IRS guidelines and stays out of hobby territory in order to make the best use of any losses that occur.
  25. 5 Groups That Don't Pay Taxes

    Now that you've paid your share, find out who didn't have to pay taxes this year.
  26. Why People Don't Lie On Their Tax Returns

    Studies show people are overwhelmingly truthful when it comes to their tax filing, even when lying would benefit them.
  27. 6 Places To Retire For Low Income Taxes

    These states offer unique tax benefits for their long-term citizens.
  28. Do Canadians Really Pay More Taxes Than Americans?

    We look at the difference in tax rates and services offered on both sides of the border.
  29. 7 Homeowner Costs Renters Don't Pay

    There are many factors to consider when comparing buying to renting. Learn more here.
  30. Donations: How To Maximize Your Tax Deduction

    Donating to charity is a great way to show your giving spirit and save money on your taxes at the same time.
  31. 5 Tricks For Lowering Your Property Tax

    Find out what steps you can take to reduce your bill.
  32. Tax Preparation Fees: How Much Is Too Much?

    These are the five most important variables to consider, when deciding if a tax preparer is charging a reasonable amount for services.
  33. 5 Sources Of Income You Aren't Claiming - But Should

    There are many types of taxable benefits that you may receive on a regular basis on which Uncle Sam wants to take his share.
  34. The Great Canadian Tax Quiz

    How much do you know about the taxes you pay? Here's a list of 10 tax questions to test your knowledge.
  35. Betting On March Madness? Watch Out For The Tax Man

    Gambling on your office bracket is one thing, but gambling on your tax bracket is another. Learn how to keep more of your winnings, while keeping the IRS happy.
  36. How To Choose The Right Executor For Your Estate

    Making a careful choice now can save your heirs from a lot of problems later.
  37. Simple Last-Minute Tax Tips

    A little preparation and organization can take the stress out of last-minute tax filing.
  38. 4 Ways To Give Back With Your Tax Refund

    Many people choose to invest or save their tax refund, but have you considered using the money to improve the lives of others? Find out how to do some good with your tax refund this year.
  39. The Impact Of U.S. Corporate Taxation On Investment Decisions And CFC Transfer Pricing

    To avoid taxation, businesses do careful tax planning, taking into consideration more than one country's taxation system.
  40. 5 Ways To Double Your Tax Refund

    Many companies offer incentives that allow you to multiply your tax refund - at a price. Here are five of the more popular promotions this year.
  41. Tax Rules For Resident And Nonresident Aliens

    This article examines the definition and tax treatment of these types of non-U.S. citizens.
  42. Investing Tips For DINKs

    It sounds like an insult, but many count being a DINK as a financial advantage.
  43. Top Tax Tips For Retirees

    Filing your taxes during retirement can be just as time consuming as when you were employed. We have some tips to help you out.
  44. The Small Business Jobs Act: Make It Work For You

    Understanding how to manage business credit is the key to obtaining small business loans.
  45. Jobless In 2010? 6 Tax Breaks You Can't Miss

    These tax deductions can help soften the blow of unemployment.
  46. 6 Corporate Tax Loops Obama Wants To Close

    The Obama Administration wants to close corporate tax loopholes while possibly lowering the corporate tax rate to be more competitive with other nations.
  47. The Truth About IRS Tax Settlement Firms

    These companies claim that they can reduce or even eliminate what you owe to the IRS. Find out the facts behind this alluring fiction.
  48. 6 Ways To Write Off Your Car Expenses

    Reduce the cost of owning and maintaining a car with these clever tax tips.
  49. 5 Ways To Receive Your Tax Refund

    Taxpayers in the U.S. can receive their income tax refund in many different forms - checks, debit cards, savings bonds and direct deposits. Find out which one is right for you.
  50. How Governments Influence Markets

    The biggest influence in the markets today can create some unintended consequences.
  51. Tax Deductions You May Be Missing

    Knowing the tax deductions you're entitled to can make or break your bank account.
  52. 5 Things To Consider When Choosing Where To Retire

    Climate, taxes and property values all play a part in selecting the best places to retire.
  53. Dividend Tax Rates: What Investors Need To Know

    Find out how legislation enacted in 2003 is benefiting both investors and corporations, and when it's scheduled to expire.
  54. A "Kiddie Tax" Overview For Parents

    Understanding how children are taxed is very important when it comes to saving for their college education.
  55. What You Need To Know About Capital Gains And Taxes

    Find out how your profits are taxed and what to consider when making investment decisions.
  56. Taxpayers The IRS Is Targeting This Year

    The IRS does not treat all tax returns equally - find out if you are in danger of being audited.
  57. Where Your Tax Dollars Went In 2010

    2010's federal budget says a lot about our government's priorities, but it also speaks to an unsustainable level of current spending.
  58. 10 Tax Benefits For The Self-Employed

    Running your own business has both personal and financial perks.
  59. The Most Controversial Tax Deductions

    When it comes to taxes, it's hard to make people happy but these deductions raised more than the average amount of controversy.
  60. How Long Until Your Hybrid Pays Off?

    Buying a hybrid vehicle to save money on fuel costs is an appealing idea, but how long will you have to drive that fuel-sipper to break even on the high price tag?
  61. Government Regulations: Do They Help Businesses?

    These rules are in place to protect consumers and help businesses thrive at the same time.
  62. The Ultimate Tax-Time Checklist

    Find out what information you need to pull together before filling out your return.
  63. 6 Problems With 401k Plans

    If you pay attention to the problems here, you will be able to avoid the negative effects and meet your retirement goals.
  64. Tips For Filing Taxes Safely Online

    Filing online is easy and straightforward, but there are a few risks to watch out for.
  65. Increase Your Tax Refund With Above-The-Line Deductions

    Find out about these deductions and how you can use them to lower your tax bill.
  66. The Fundamentals Of Spousal Support Taxation

    The spousal support that is paid out after a divorce can have varying tax implications. We'll look at what you need to know to settle on the best tax solution.
  67. 5 Tax Credits You Shouldn't Miss

    If you're not taking advantage of these deductions, you could be missing out on tax savings.
  68. 5 Countries With Low Taxes

    These countries manage to keep their overall tax levels in check, and some of them have done well because of it.
  69. 5 Financial Bills That Snuck In For 2010

    These five add-ons are intended to provide tax incentives for individuals and businesses, and encourage the development and growth of environmental practices.
  70. The Unseen Taxes That You Pay Every Day

    Taxes are embedded in the price of everything we buy to an extent that most people don't even realize.
  71. Green Tax Cuts To Know For 2011

    Even those not concerned with "green" initiatives can take advantage of these environmentally friendly tax breaks.
  72. How To Cut Your Alternative Minimum Tax

    Save yourself money by lowering the amount of tax you owe.
  73. How To Save More For Your Retirement

    The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 made it easier to prepare for the future. Will you be ready?
  74. Top 10 Home Business Tax Tips

    If you work for yourself, make sure you are getting the most for your tax dollars.
  75. 5 Things You May Not Know About CEO Pay

    These CEOs have discovered a recession-proof financial strategy, but it's one they'd rather you don't know about.
  76. Minimize Taxes With Asset Location

    Learn how to maximize your investment returns with this tax-minimization strategy.
  77. Tax Tips For Financial Advisors

    Self-employed advisors are prone to a number of unique expenses, but the tax benefits can often balance out the financial burdens.
  78. Failed Billionaire Tax Loopholes

    Billionaires have a big edge when it comes to finding tax breaks. They can hire the best legal minds to find and exploit tax loopholes.
  79. Top Homeowner Tax Write-Offs For 2010

    The subprime mortgage meltdown of 2008 has not diminished the tax advantages of home ownership in America.
  80. The 10 Most Important Tax Tips Of 2010

    Make the most of the last few days of the year by taking advantage of these 10 tax tips before 2010 ends.
  81. 7 Year-End Tax Planning Strategies

    Do you have a capital loss that could be booked and used to offset future tax liabilities? If so, it may be time to sell.
  82. 7 Expenses You Won't Believe Are Deductible

    Many taxpayers would be surprised to discover some of the things that qualify as legitimate deductions.
  83. 10 Money-Saving Year-End Tax Tips

    Getting organized well before the deadline will curb your frustration and your tax liability.
  84. What Countries Get For Their High Taxes

    Are there advantages to having the highest taxes in the world? Let's take a look at what the citizens in these countries get for their money.
  85. 6 Discounts You Can Get For Paying Cash

    If you have the money in your pocket, it may get you a great deal on your purchase.
  86. Retiring In 2011? What You Need To Know

    If you stay abreast of economic and legislative developments and adapt to new circumstances, you can still retire with confidence.
  87. 5 Ways To Save On Investments

    Many investors overpay to play the market. Learn ways to make your investment strategies cost less.
  88. 6 Ways Small Businesses Can Save On Taxes

    Save on year-end business taxes with these ideas: incorporate in another region, create an umbrella company, sell inventory and make smart investments.
  89. Pay Taxes Like A Billionaire

    The richest people know the ropes when it comes to paying as little in taxes as possible. Find out how you can do the same.
  90. 2010 Tax Changes You Need To Know

    The government has tinkered with the tax rules quite a bit this year. Find out what has changed.
  91. How Your Tax Rate Is Determined

    Feel like the government always has its hand in your pocket? Learn the theory behind how it decides how much to take.
  92. Taxation Rules For Bond Investors

    Several factors affect the taxable interest that must be reported. Learn more here.
  93. Uncle Sam's Surprise: Unexpected Sources Of Taxable Income

    When you get an unexpected check, don't be surprised when the tax man shows up to collect his share.
  94. 11 Most Common Tax Mistakes

    These mistakes could lead you to pay more taxes or even get into trouble with Uncle Sam.
  95. How To Owe Nothing On Your Federal Tax Return

    You have the control to determine whether you owe in April. Learn more here.
  96. Tax Treatment Of Roth IRA Distributions

    Learn the requirements for withdrawing funds tax and penalty free.
  97. Capital Gains Tax 101

    Find out how taxes are applied to your investment returns and how you can reduce your tax burden.
  98. How To Compare The Costs Of Renting With Homeownership

    Trulia's "Rent Vs. Buy" index is a suitable, though not all-encompassing, tool for determining your next living arrangement.
  99. How Big Corporations Avoid Big Tax Bills

    How do companies manage to pay such low taxes? Just look at Google's 2.4% tax rate.
  100. 6 Tax Breaks That Anyone Can Claim

    Tax deductions and credits aren't just for big companies. You might be surprised how many tax breaks apply to your return.
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